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.
This was purchased as a gift for my husband. He was thrilled to get it!
Very satisfied, well made.
I am rather new to woodworking with only hand tools. My first try with the shooting board, I was unable to completely square one side to the other of an 8 inch long piece of oak.. I used my best straight edge and caliper to check the board. I would have to say, this board is amazingly true. Thank you for a great product. I am driven to practice and hone my technique. P.S., The evening after I ordered, I was called on the phone of it's availability and when it would be shipped. I wasn't home but he left a voicemail. I very much appreciated that. Thank you