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Offline HarveyWildes

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New Shooting Plane + Idea for Shooting Board
« on: December 26, 2016, 11:32 AM »
Just got a new Veritas shooting plane for Christmas.  Had some fun setting it up this morning.  I have a shooting board with the Veritas shooting guide.  Setup and adjustment was pretty easy.

So as I set up the shooting board I was thinking of the parf guide system for making MFT style tables (20mm holes 96mm on center, I think).  Using a track saw to make 90 degree cuts using an MFT table and parf dogs is not a different problem in principle than setting up a shooting board to make 90 degree cuts with a shooting plane.

So the questions is, has anyone out there tried this approach to hand plane shooting?
*  What about using a Festool track as a shooting guide?
*  What about a fence that sits on a couple of parf dogs (kind of like the parf guide does)?
*  How might you develop this idea to make specialized vertical and horizontal angles? - say 45 degree or 60 degree mitered corners?
*  How would you get everything to the right height for shooting?

The appeal is that you could get good shooting accuracy without having a set of dedicated shooting boards, as well as good clamping of the workpiece.  I admit that it takes me a while to make an accurate shooting board, and the work of supporting specialized angles is daunting.  It would be nice to be able to use a multifunction table with some shooting accessories.

Thoughts?

(Maybe Peter Parfitt could get something going with Axminster or Veritas :))

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Offline Edward A Reno III

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Re: New Shooting Plane + Idea for Shooting Board
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2016, 03:56 PM »
I have nothing to contribute, but look forward to see what you come up with, as I'm considering the Veritas shooting plane in the near future as well.

I didn't use the UJK system to make my table, but I would think that unless you were getting it CNC'd, any self-produced hole grid would not be perfectly square everywhere.  It might be pretty close, but for me a shooting board set up with some stable medium like multiply should enable you to do an edge that is dead nuts 90 everytime.  But I'll be interested to see if you're holes will allow you that kind of accuracy.
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Offline waho6o9

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Re: New Shooting Plane + Idea for Shooting Board
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2017, 12:51 PM »
Congrats on your new shooting plane!

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Offline HarveyWildes

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Re: New Shooting Plane + Idea for Shooting Board
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2017, 12:59 PM »
Two very nice ideas - thanks!

Offline Edward A Reno III

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Re: New Shooting Plane + Idea for Shooting Board
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2017, 03:16 PM »
@waho6o9 I had actually thought of a similar design in my head for establishing a straight long edge, but I was worried about having to square the setup each time I changed location of the fence.  What do you do -- measure at each end of the adjustable fence to make sure it's equidistant at front and back?

Congrats on your new shooting plane!

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Offline Corwin

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Re: New Shooting Plane + Idea for Shooting Board
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2017, 05:33 PM »
@waho6o9 I had actually thought of a similar design in my head for establishing a straight long edge, but I was worried about having to square the setup each time I changed location of the fence.  What do you do -- measure at each end of the adjustable fence to make sure it's equidistant at front and back?

Congrats on your new shooting plane!

It's not like he's using a shooting plane track to hold the plane up against the shooting board. The workpiece simply needs to hang over the edge with the fence butting up against the back edge of the workpiece to hold it in place. Thus, no need to align the fence perfectly.
Looks like your rabbit joint is a hare off! ;)

Offline waho6o9

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Re: New Shooting Plane + Idea for Shooting Board
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2017, 09:10 PM »
Here ya go Edward A Reno III:

http://www.walkemooretools.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/FC222-Shooting-Board-Article.pdf

Those were bing images and I think one was from Lumber Jocks as those aren't mine, sorry for the confusion.