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Long Shooting Board

Typically a shooting board is used for making the short end of a board straight or angled.   When I was making a bunch of parts that where going to need to be exactly the same, on the sides as well, I made this one.

The back wall on this board allows me to put large shims in to control the thickness of the board I am shaping.

This way I can smooth one side, and then rotate one of the shims to a wider side.  This forces the board out a hair more,  After both sides are smooth, I can measure and insert paper shims to fine tune the width.  Once I have it down, I can mass produce the same thickness.

Bob

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