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Aug 12 2017

Introducing the Combi Shooter Shooting Board

We’d like introduce a new shooting board to our lineup, called the Combi Shooter.

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The Combi Shooter, “Multi”.

The Combi Shooter gets its name because it combines two models of shooting board we currently offer into one. Starting with the Long Grain Shooter shooting board, we build it completely as a Long Grain Shooter including the Accessory Caul, then we add the Wide Board Shooter shooting board onto the very same platform, with all of its pivot fence capabilities.

The Combi Shooter in all cases is a complete Long Grain Shooter. The variables between each model are that the Wide Board Shooter aspect of the tool is available in three optional fence setting configurations; Basic which includes 45 and 90°, Basic Plus, which includes 45, 22.5, and 90°, and the Multi, which includes 45, 30, 22.5, 15 and 90° angles.

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The Combi Shooter “Multi 51”.

Like with all of our shooting boards, the Chute can be configured to work with a wide variety of different hand planes. For openers, We offer the Chute without Chute Adapters for use with most Stanley Bailey and Bedrock style hand planes, as well as wood hand planes. Please note that you can always upgrade our shooting boards to use Chute Adapter Kits later, if you purchase a board without them. All our shooting boards come standard with Chute Adapter mounting points and Chute Adapters are universally interchangeable on every shooting board model.

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The Combi Shooter “Multi 62”.

We also offer our shooting boards completed as “Enclosed Chute” Versions, which allow you to order them ready to use with the LN-51 Shoot Board Plane, LN-9 Iron Miter, Any brand of 62 LA Jack, The Veritas Shooting Plane, the Veritas LA Jack and the Veritas Shooting Sander. So whether you choose to have Chute Adapters or not, it’s always an option and every board can adapt to any plane at any time.

It is basically two shooting boards in one, with three different versions available for fence angle capacity, and seven different versions to accommodate the kind of hand plane(s) you wish to use on the Chute.

Like all of our shooting boards, the chute is milled to 0.001 inch straightness over the length, 0.001 inch coplanarity with the top, and the fence can be set to sub-minute angular accuracy, provided you have a protractor that provides that level of accuracy.

In terms of versatility, this shooting board pretty much has it all. Long Grain capacity to approximately 26 inches with the 90 degree fence, about 28 inches under the caul.

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The Combi Shooter “VLAJ” in “Caul Mode”.

You can shoot rectilinear shapes with the 90 degree fence for high accuracy, or arbitrarily shaped objects by using the caul for fixturing. The size of the shooting platform will also allow you to shoot a very wide board to the 26 inch width range across the grain.

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The Combi Shooter “VSP” in “LGS Mode”.

Using the Wide Board Shooter fence position, you can shoot comfortably to 18 inch widths on rectilinear shapes, and usually somewhere between 15 to 18 inch widths using most of the standard angles available on the model you choose.

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The Combi Shooter “51” in “Wide Board Mode”.

It is an extremely versatile board in that it does so much in just one platform. It takes up less space in the shop and is somewhat less expensive than having to buy multiple boards to get the job done. It is a great shooting board to augment one of our standard sized shooting boards offering most of the capabilities you’ll need for larger scale work.

Both of the shooting board styles used on the Combi Shooter are popular designs we have offered for years, and are already more than proven in hundreds of shops around the world. The only difference being now, is that both shooting board designs are available in a highly configurable, all-in one-package. It is an extremely capable shooting board for those who need versatility, work on large-scale projects that require both styles of shooting board, and need to save space in the workshop.

This shooting board is also a very comprehensive tool for those interested in or working with veneers, large casework, small parts, like small boxes where precision and safety is an issue, and impossible with powered equipment and Lutherie where wood not only requires precision shapes but the insurance of zero damage to wood fibers as well. It is a high precision tool.

Please feel free to navigate to our web store and have a look at all of the options for yourself. Ordering is available 24-seven-365 through our web store, and we hope to see you there! If you have any questions about any of our tools, please Contact Us.

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Nov 06 2016

What is a Woodworking Shooting Board?

First let’s sort out some ambiguity. This is a tool used in woodworking, and not to be confused with things that are used in the sport of hockey or firearm related sports.

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The Ultra Plus Shooter.

A shooting board for woodworking is a tool which is sometimes referred to as a woodworking appliance, but for the most part it is simply a very important tool that makes a big difference in a woodworkers kit of tools.

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Apr 13 2016

Cool Shooting Board Features and Capabilities

A Shooting Board is commonly known as a fixture that holds a board at a specific angle, such as 45 or 90 degrees, and allows most commonly the end grain to be cut accurately, but this is not the limit of what a shooting board and it’s potential capables are. Let me share with you what our shooting boards do differently, and better!

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Pick angles as fine as you’ll want to, and set the fence. Simple and accurate as that.

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Dec 01 2015

Shooting Boards for the Veritas Miter Plane

Yep, We’ve got them!

Veritas – Lee Valley released their new Veritas™ Miter Plane earlier this year. Think of it as like the LN-9 Iron Miter, a low angle block plane with a 2 inch wide iron, Veritas styling and improved ergonomics. It is ambidextrous and cuts great from either the left or right hand. It even comes with a great ergonomic handle which improves controllability and helps it feel great to use in the hand. Another big plus is that the blades for this plane are available in both 01- and PM-V11 steels. I prefer either of theses steels to A2 because they sharpen to a sharper level, and PM-V11 has incredible durability and edge retention which is critical for planing end grain. We opt for the PM-V11 when we can.

The Veritas™ Miter Plane
Photo Courtesy of Lee Valley Tools.

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Aug 25 2015

Shooting Boards for Makers

Recently we have received a few e-mails asking if shooting boards are a good tool for makers. Absolutely! Our shooting boards can help you make nearly anything – material appropriate – that you want!

Woodworking is making with wood as the making media or material. Making anything usually means parts are part of any ensemble and parts need to fit together. Fortunately, You don’t have to have a full woodworking shop for making a lot of things. You can tool up just to handle specific tasks.

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Jun 29 2015

Shooting Any Angle You Like

Any Angle Fence

While it is true that the traditional shooting board is most often made for shooting 90° and on occasion some are made to shoot 45° as well, we offer shooting boards that not only offer those two angles, but the ability to fixture a fence at up to eight different angles all in one board. But we didn’t stop there.

The reality of woodworking and cabinetry requires special tools for special situations. Not everything we make is perfectly square, nor is it necessarily perfectly angled. Sometimes we have to match angles that are caused by any number of different things. So while the actual angle it is whatever it may be, we may still need to divide that angle by half in order to create the complementary angles for a miter. Often this can lead us to angles that most shooting boards can’t reach.

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May 16 2015

The Hollows and Rounds Dilemma

You’re almost there. You scrimped, saved and waited for a half set of Hollows and Rounds custom made for you that cost over $3500.00.

Or maybe you hunted eBay, outbidding massive competition and sluthed many tool dealers for your set and it took you months, maybe years to find them all.

You have your sharpening gear, and you have honed all the blades to perfection. You have tuned the plane bodies and wedges and set the irons in the plane bodies perfectly.

You have the book for how to make the moldings. You have your books on molding shapes and designs. You made a sticking board so you can fixture your work and plane your own moldings. You have all this on the awesome bench you made for your shop.

You select a gorgeous stick to cut the moldings from, rich with all the color and figure.

You work at it all with great care, and your molding is shaped to perfection. Everything is almost perfect.

Almost.

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