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