Rob Cosman's Shooting Board: 24 inches
In my shop the shooting board is standard equipment. Once you learn to sharpen and use a hand plane, a good shooting board will do more to increase the accuracy of your work than any other tool or shop implement. Here is why mine works so well:
Made with an MDF base and a Baltic Birch plywood top for stability and long wearing properties.
Formed over a curved mold, the board has a subtle cup on the underside, this keeps the plane standing plumb.
Fence and cleat made from abuse-resistant and tough tropical hardwood.
Fence glued and screwed to stay secure and square.
Rabbet cut in Baltic birch to prevent plane from cutting shooting board.
Fence positioned several inches from the rear to keep plane running straight.
Available in left and right hand models.
Available in two sizes, 24" x 12" and 18" by 12".
If you prefer to buy rather than build, let us send you one that is ready to use.
Fantastic product!! I was going to make my own but knew without a doubt I would get a better board by ordering from Rob Cosman. Thank you very much
Okay. I have watched LOT of Rob's videos. Maybe I could have built this myself. No, definitely. I could have built this myself. But, honextly, how much time would I have spent on this that could otherwise have been spent in my workshop producing things for my kids? Maybe this is just me. But I cherish the time I can spend building heirlooms that my kids will love. I have things my dad built that I cherish. It is now my turn. Perhaps the impulse is in my blood Whatever: it is now my turn. Where possible, I would encourage you to take advantage of quality products like Rob's and to focus on what you can leave to your chlldren. If that is not where you are in life… making things that will live beyond you is more rewarding than simply collectimg tools. I undersrand that (for some) Rob's tools are perhaps goals unto themselves. Believe me, I have an *extreme* appreciation for finely-made tools, and COVID has inspired some "retial therapy" on my part. I LOVE the things Rob has inspired in me and I cannot thank him enough. But the Real Deal is what you leave behind you. That could be for your children, or your friends, or other family, or the world at large. We are all here but for a little while. How would you like to be remembered? This shootng board has already escalated the precision of my work. More importantly, it has escalated the *aspiration* of my work. Just buy it.
Works as expected. Well made
I have no idea how I could ever go back to trying to square up my pieces my old way. This shooting board is so easy to use, super accurate and just a joy to use. Highly recommend it!
I love it! As a lifelong professional woodworker I like having and using tools made by by other woodworkers. The quality is what I expected and more.