Rob Cosman's Shooting Board: 18 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.
When I opened the box my eyes lit up. This was more than I expected this is a work of art. Not sure if I should frame it for display or use it. Well I used it and it is perfect. The 90 degree is perfect and my plain slides effortlessly along the side. This takes shooting boards to a new level. As usual Rob has outdone it again.
Product was excellent. My primary purpose in purchasing from Cosman was to assure that the board was set up properly with perfectly square edges. Once I have some experience, I hope to be able to make my own but for now you can’beat this.
I bought the RC shooting board because I wanted something that was precisely built and would last. This one from Rob is terrific. Dead nuts square and built to last. Thanks Rob.
I am a 77 year want to be woodworker. Having watched videos of Rob and how I could improve the boxes I am building, I had to purchase a shooting board. I was not disappointed. The ends of my boards are as true as they can be and the fit of my boxes has improved markedly. Thank you for having this jig available to folks like me.
Absolutely perfect. Just what I need to help me make the pieces for a chest of drawers.