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.
quality shooting board
i made one but did not get sufficient "bow" in the board. this one is perfectly square and holds the plane perpendicular to the surface. very satisfied!
Great product. Got a call from rob himself (unfortunately went to voicemail)
The shooting board is of exceptional high quality. I have used it numerous times with a number62 low angle smoothing plane with excellent results.
Great Shooting Board
Rob's 24-inch Shooting Board is a fantastic tool, and a great complement to his Mitering Shooting Board, both of which I own and use all the time. It is accurate and light weight which will encourage its use for every project. I'm a hybrid woodworker who mostly uses hand tools. Trust me, if you size material in length using hand saws you need a good shooting board to get precise, square work piece ends. Do your hand cut pieces end up perfectly square every time right off the saw? I would bet not!
First time user
I am using YouTube and Rob Cosman’s videos to learn more about my new hobby. Learning to clean up and square off one of my efforts using the shooting board was easy to figure out and went very well. This was a very useful purchase.