Workshop Heaven Shooting Boards

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The shooting board is a traditional workshop aid, used in conjunction with a bench plane laid on its side, that enables the user to cut square ends on small components with a high degree of precision.

Constructed from stable 18mm birch ply, with fence and hook made from solid beech and assembled on a jig in a factory for consistent squareness of well within half a degree.

The final minutes and seconds of squareness are achieved through setting the lateral adjuster on the plane and using a paper shim behind one end or the other of the component. By this means it should be possible to halve a knife line struck square to the reference edge.

Total dimensions 380mm x 280mm