Shooting Board Experiments Continue
Over the past couple of weeks I completed the shooting board. Below are two photos of the completed board. One with the miter attachment installed and one without.
You can also see the silver rare-earth magnets that were intended to secure the miter attachment…they were not strong enough and are not used, but I left them in place for now. Instead the miter attachment is attached with two pegs. The holes for the pegs are barely visible in the base in the first photo.
I have been using my low-angle Lee Valley (Veritas) jack plane for these experiments, and it works great. I have a blade for this plane that does not have the usual camber in it. The straight blade is necessary for shooting,
So far, I really like the new shooting board and the UHMW plastic slider is a definite improvement. I will continue to report here in the blog as I get more experience with the shooting board.