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.
As usual another great product. Thanks to everyone and thanks to Rob Cosman
Very accurate and well made!
First, as a former United States Marine combat veteran (non-injured), I will gladly contribute whatever I can to support wounded veterans of any NATO force. Mr. Cosman has demonstrated that he gives his time and real value to his Purple Heart Project. I believe some of the proceeds go to that program. I have many friends and colleagues who suffer from combat injuries. Thank you Rob! Second, for me it was a chicken or egg issue. I knew I could make a shooting board, but I felt like I should have one and understand it before I built one. Now, I don’t need to build one, this shooting board will last. It’s perfectly plumb and true and built of such high quality I’d never quite duplicate it. I use it to true-up all of my drawer sides, carcass frames, and basically any board that fits on it. Combined with my Woodriver #7 Jointer plane it is absolutely therapeutic to use. Using Rob’s shooting board I discovered that my Festool Miter saw wasn’t true and was able to resolve that issue also. Double win. I’ll continue to use Rob’s fine woodworking tools and learn form his online videos and tutorials. I hope you will, too.
Very well made. Looking forward to using it soon!
I really love the shorting board. I tried making my own but could not get perfectly square ends on my boards. So I ordered one from Rob and it works great. After comparing the one I made to Rob's I don't think mine was parallel to the plane. Thanks Rob awesome shooting board.