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Offline GoingMyWay

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Baltic Birch Shooting Board
« on: October 08, 2018, 08:02 PM »
I made a 45 and 90 degree shooting board out of leftover Baltic Birch.













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Offline Df1k1

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Re: Baltic Birch Shooting Board
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2019, 05:04 PM »
 I’m not sure I get the last picture. Anyway I have been looking at shooting boards for a while and going back along time ago to a Christopher Schwartz article I have come to the conclusion that he was correct. The simpler the better.  make them as you need them. Yours definitely fits that mold nice job

Offline GoingMyWay

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Re: Baltic Birch Shooting Board
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2019, 08:54 AM »
The last picture was just showing off the Point-2-Point Divider that I bought from Woodcraft: https://www.woodcraft.com/products/m-power-point-2-point-mk2.  I went a little overboard with the number of screws as I often tend to do.
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Offline CirclDigital

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Re: Baltic Birch Shooting Board
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2019, 09:35 AM »
Simple is normally better..... but using ply as a fence isn’t the best option in my opinion.

You need something backing your material to prevent blowout and ply just isn’t strong enough to last long. Your fence will wear over time so an adjustable fence from a piece of hardwood would be better.
« Last Edit: February 04, 2019, 09:37 AM by CirclDigital »

Offline GoingMyWay

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Re: Baltic Birch Shooting Board
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2019, 09:47 AM »
I guess most people do use a hardwood for the fence.  I had some hard maple from my cutting board project that I could have used, but I thought I could get away with just using baltic birch plywood.

I've been cutting a small chamfer on the side of the wood that butts to the fence to help prevent tear out (https://youtu.be/n2yZuylIB1o?t=265).  I didn't glue down the fence since I heard that it may need to be replaced or at least adjusted to get back into square over time.
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