Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Making Shooting Boards


I'll be teaching a weekend course 'success with bench planes' at West Dean College http://www.westdean.org.uk/WestDeanHomepage.aspx
This is the first time I've run this course so I need to get things ready. Here's a stack of long shooting boards ready for action.


Add on mitre guides for pictures frames and box sides also had to be made from good quality multi ply.


This is the picture frame attachment in use.


This is the 'donkeys ear' attachment for shooting box sides.


The shooting board being used to true up an edge with an antique Stanley No 6 fitted with a Hock blade.


My version of the 'hot dog' handle which makes things more comfortable.
The course runs from the 10th - 12th May, 7 booked, 3 more places left.

5 comments:

  1. Lovely mate. Shame I'm on the wrong side of the pond as I'd take one of the 3 places left.

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    1. Yes, a bit far to come for the weekend!

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  2. David, could you share with use on the wrong side of the pond how you attach your version of the hot dog in place? Thanks Pat

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    1. Hi Pat, it was made a tight fit which follows the profile of the side. It's much easier to make in two pieces to get the fit just right and then glue them together. I hope this helps. All the best, David.

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  3. David, could you share with use on the wrong side of the pond how you attach your version of the hot dog in place? Thanks Pat

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