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It's been awhile since I received my LN Shooting Plane, and I finally decided to build a shooting board for this plane. It's basically built from the plans that LN sent me to go with the shooting board, the only thing I really modified was the overall length to fit my arm length and the width of my bench. Parts of the shooting board cut and ready to assemble. I used Baltic Birch for both layers of the board. And also some scrap cherry for the stop block and a piece of walnut for the outer fence. I slotted the outer fence by drilling a series of small holes and then filing to straighten each slot up. Screwed the pieces together to form the main table. Planed one side of the stop block perfectly flat, this will be the edge that any board that I am shooting will rest up against, I am looking for perfection in this surface. Then pre-drilled holes and screwed the stop block at 90° to the table/base. The big holes are the counter sink. I also mounted a stop block at the bottom end of the shooting board, it's the same principle as a bench hook. It'll hook over the edge of my bench and resist the forward force as I plow the plane through the board on up. Right after I installed the slotted outer fence mama came out with a plate of cheese and crackers, just thought I'd include it in the image. Some big Triscets and Gouda, man she must of read my mind, it was perfect. Been married for almost 30 yrs, I guess you could say we know each other pretty good by now. You'll also see to the right of the first board, there is a groove cut about an 1/8" deep, that groove catches dust, dust does build up when cutting end grain. And the theory is it will rest in the groove and not clog up the table. So the first trial board went OK. As you can see the stop block is angled away at the top now, I had my iron set incorrectly, the board end was perfectly square, but there was a bevel on the end. I adjusted the iron and not long I had a perfectly square end board, and not beveled. I really love this shooting plane, and board. In both images top and bottom, the long shavings are from the long grain, I turned the board 90° and shot the long grain, that was handy too. The shorter shavings are the end grain. Thank you for following me along folks in my adventures these days. I had a great time building this, took about and hour an a half, and now I have a pretty nice shooting board. I'll need to cut out some 45° blocks so I can shoot some 45 angles for picture frame joinery, and a "Birdhouse" fixture for shooting flat miters for box making. Cheers!
My next hand plane, I gotta have her. Been collecting Lie Nielsen's over the last 12 years, and it's time now to make a big jump for their No. 51 Shooting Plane. She is absolutely gorgeous. Still eating off the proceeds of my big stationary machinery sell off, and having a blast spending it! Hey, dad don't get this much money very often and I don't know when I'll have it again, it's my turn! No. 51 Shoot Board Plane The Lie-Nielsen Shoot Board Plane is based on the Stanley 51, which was made between 1909 and 1943 and sold with a companion metal shooting board. Our Shoot Board Plane will fit the original Stanley board, but can be used with any type of shooting board. Plans for simple shop-made shooting boards are included with the tool. The skew-set blade can be adjusted for lateral adjustment to allow for angled cuts, such as draft for pattern work. Read more...