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.
I like the accuracy this gives me. Quality product and craftsmanship.
Very high quality. Precision made. Rob’s instructions on how to use the board makes all the difference. Well worth the cost.
This is literally the most amazing thing I've ever used (in conjunction with the WoodRiver 5 1/2). I am pretty much as much a beginner woodworker you can be and know I could have attempted to make my own shooting board, but there's no way it would have been this accurate and incredibly easy to use. As soon as I got it, I was able to make some bench hooks that I know were accurately square because of help from the shooting board. Now I'm building a heavy hand tool workbench and will use the shooting board throughout. I will continue to learn from Mr. Cosman and his team and will continue to shop at his store.
As usual another great product. Thanks to everyone and thanks to Rob Cosman
Very accurate and well made!