Build A Shooting Board that Handles 5 Jobs
Simple, versatile design excels for trimming end, edge, and face grain.
Synopsis: With its long base and two-part fence, this multi-purpose shooting board can handle five different planing jobs. Like most of its kind, it’s good for trimming end grain and miters. But it also works great for shooting the edge of a board and serves as a planing stop, handling both thin and thick parts. Timothy Rousseau demonstrates how to make it, and then shows you how to use it for all of these tasks. From issue #267—Mar/Apr 2018
As an instructor at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, I have seen many different shooting boards through the years. After using them at the school, I often made versions of the best ones for my own shop. They really started to pile up, which bugged me, because I am by nature a distiller, constantly evaluating my tools, machines, jigs, and techniques to find the cleanest and simplest solutions.