A Shooting Board in Action
This combo produces dead-on accuracy for squaring, mitering, or trimming parts to exact lengths.
Watch how a well-tuned handplane and a simple device called a shooting board work together to quickly and accurately trim the ends of stock. The shooting board registers the stock and the plane for repeatable cuts, stroke after stroke. David Finck, who has been making wood-bodied handplanes for many years, shows how he assembles and uses a shooting board to square the ends of stock as well as to produce clean, accurate miters.