1. Joe m on August 18, 2022 at 12:23 am

    I never heard of a shooting board.

  2. mallavable on August 18, 2022 at 12:23 am

    I suppose this method assumes your bench is flat and will keep the plane at 90 degrees in reference to the shooting board. Or am I missing something here?

  3. Vana Dabney on August 18, 2022 at 12:24 am

    shooting board? more like shooting hottie 🙂

  4. Paul Flynn on August 18, 2022 at 12:24 am

    That is about the lamest shooting board, I think the poster hated shooting boards, so he made the most non-shooting board shooting board he could think of. Just buy the the Veritas shooting board!

  5. wingwalker007 on August 18, 2022 at 12:25 am

    When you’re planing aren’t you also planing the side of the board at the bottom?

  6. Andrew Kimmey on August 18, 2022 at 12:26 am

    Your planes cut so effortlessly. I sharpen and hone my plane iron up to the 8000 grit Norton waterstone, and even then I can’t make cuts as effortlessly as that.

  7. deemdoubleu on August 18, 2022 at 12:26 am

    I saw this 5 years ago and forgot about it. Funny how the most basic things can be made so complicated by so many people. This is just genius.

  8. Richard Kiss on August 18, 2022 at 12:29 am

    thank you so much

  9. Robert Mielke on August 18, 2022 at 12:30 am

    I’ve viewed dozens of YouTube videos showing shooting board builds. By far yours is the best for my needs. I’m an experience woodworker that is just getting back into that hobby after a few years of being away. My small 10’x20′ one room apartment lends itself to hand tool work instead of noisy, dusty power tools. A shooting board solves a lot of issues in my tiny world. Thanks for posting a great video. – Bob Mielke

  10. Essegerns on August 18, 2022 at 12:31 am

    So in example 3 where you want to butt 2 boards together, what prevents the handheld boards from being planed convex or concave that always happens to me.

  11. john doe on August 18, 2022 at 12:33 am

    That’s a great shooting board design.

  12. D. Tysen on August 18, 2022 at 12:33 am

    This guy’s obviously pretty experienced so I don’t mean to cast aspersions, but every time his bench wobbles it makes me literally squirm.

  13. Dan Aron West on August 18, 2022 at 12:34 am

    I have soon so many examples of shooting boards BUT yours is without a doubt the very BEST I have seen. I have long learned by experience that often times the most complicated and of fancy is not always the best and in fact is usually not good at all in the long run. The simplest is often the best for a multitude of reasons. Funny how this happened because I’m going into my shop tomorrow to make a new shooting board and having seen your video I’m going to make m,y new shooting board in the same design as you have shown here with perhaps some changes in dimensions in this video. BRAVO! I am so glad I saw this video before I made my new one.

  14. Andrew Garratt on August 18, 2022 at 12:36 am

    Best I’ve seen.

  15. conner jonson on August 18, 2022 at 12:37 am

    Damn can I come work for you? You hiring lol

  16. Italian Guitar Garage on August 18, 2022 at 12:37 am

    @FineWoodworking what plane is that? A n.7?

  17. gcbound on August 18, 2022 at 12:38 am

    This should be obvious to me, but the block you’re using for the fence here is walnut – is that correct? I’ve tried building one of the more traditional shooting board versions with a glued oak fence and I had trouble taking shavings off the end grain with that when I was first getting it setup.

  18. Bruno Lopez on August 18, 2022 at 12:39 am

    You can make a dado in the transversal wood for put in the vertex, for the miter shooting board

  19. Benjy Holmes on August 18, 2022 at 12:40 am

    Props for the vid! It finally helped me figure out something I was stuck with. I haven’t started with Hyezmar’s Woodworking Bible yet, but I googled and downloaded the book. Looks fun too!

  20. Ed Caffey on August 18, 2022 at 12:40 am

    Thank you for sharing…
    Excellent process.

  21. Ton Kuipers on August 18, 2022 at 12:41 am

    Thx, great tutorial

  22. Brandon Mathias Sweet on August 18, 2022 at 12:41 am

    This is a beautiful shooting board. Going to give this a try soon rather than micro adjust with painters tape constantly.

  23. Sebastian Palmer on August 18, 2022 at 12:41 am

    Really good video. My first shooting board, made yesterday, was glued and screwed together. And besides that it was rubbish! I’m going to have another go, and copy this design!

  24. Seán Kelly on August 18, 2022 at 12:45 am

    I’m really jazzed to make one of these. The idea of more interchangeable parts fence wise is interesting. My question is what is the height of the "thin strip" that is "let in" as the fixed base that the fence rides on? Talking about planing 1/8" stock against it makes it sound really really thin. Is there a particular species of wood you recommend for this? It seems like this would be the weak ling in this aparatus–is it glued down or is it also a friction fit? To my inexpert eye it seems like one would want to be able to replace that piece.

  25. Tarsier l on August 18, 2022 at 12:46 am

    That’s the best video about woodworking I saw for ages. Simple, quick and very usefull. Thanks !

  26. Hugh Chewb on August 18, 2022 at 12:50 am


  27. Matty on August 18, 2022 at 12:51 am

    I agree with D Clark; this is one of the best shooting board videos on YouTube. I love the simplicity of the board and easy of making adjustments when they become out of true.

  28. Joe m on August 18, 2022 at 12:53 am

    The mitre board is best.

  29. Rob Bob on August 18, 2022 at 12:53 am

    I like this. I’m going to build one, or two.

  30. Timothy Whittington on August 18, 2022 at 12:54 am

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  31. Billy Vigil on August 18, 2022 at 12:54 am

    What’s the best planes to use for shooting boards I have a Stanley no 4 5 and 6 and block planes no low angle ones yet

  32. mrzombie170 on August 18, 2022 at 12:54 am

    in my college in scotland a Shooting Board is a plywood board with sand paper glue to it use for sand end grain square weird that

  33. diowk on August 18, 2022 at 12:55 am

    3:36: whoa, what just happened there… lol

  34. Offshoreorganbuilder on August 18, 2022 at 12:55 am

    Some interesting and original ideas, here.
    I have used a shooting-board for about 40 years, and wouldn’t be able to work without it.
    You cannot function as a woodworker without one. (Unless you are just a machinist, of course.)

  35. Francisco Javier Cortès y Ramirez on August 18, 2022 at 12:56 am

    simple and excellent

  36. Doyal Krishna on August 18, 2022 at 12:56 am

    Absolutely by FAR the best instructional video and concept for shooting boards!

  37. bighand69 on August 18, 2022 at 1:00 am

    Not convinced by that at all.

  38. deemdoubleu on August 18, 2022 at 1:04 am

    Excellent to the point video

  39. David Clark on August 18, 2022 at 1:06 am

    This is probably the best video on shooting boards in all YouTube. Thanks.

  40. nunya bisnass on August 18, 2022 at 1:08 am

    The key is to build for the suit of your purposes and environment. The work shop I work out of is also an anything fab shop so it had to be useful on a variety of work benches/tables of different heights, and had to be extra long for the drawer faces I need to join. Its not the easiest to work with for both reasons and isn’t pretty, but it works and works well. It requires indexing the work against the plane sole on the bottom edge, and because the base is a 1/32 higher than the plane track, the iron leaves a 1/32 lip on the bottom edge (easy enough to deal with).

    The only problem I actually care about is how these types of tools confine the contact surface of the plane, wearing out that specific area of the iron requiring higher sharpening frequency. I may make a screw adjustable base rise to change the angle of the work to make use of the entire iron surface, but it will do for what I need now.

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  42. HeartPumper on August 18, 2022 at 1:10 am

    2:34 this is actually, how flat & smooth that surface is. Awesome!!!

  43. Dave Fribush on August 18, 2022 at 1:11 am

    I love this video. Not only is it good information, but the efficiency of presentation is really appreciated.

  44. Vince Presto on August 18, 2022 at 1:12 am

    LOVIT ! Very Nice Info that just makes sense, Thx’s for sharing !

  45. Graham Orm on August 18, 2022 at 1:12 am

    Excellent. Thank you.

  46. Mr. Myxzptlyk on August 18, 2022 at 1:15 am

    The perfect shaves.. bruh

  47. Marcelo Iván Rojas Hernández on August 18, 2022 at 1:16 am

    Excelent, simple and beauty.

  48. Craig Medvecky on August 18, 2022 at 1:20 am

    I’m going to add my WOW to everyone else’s. Thank you.

  49. trackie1957 on August 18, 2022 at 1:21 am

    Before you use your plane on a shooting board, make sure to break the edge on the side of the iron. That thing can be quite sharp. I learned this the hard way when I noticed my hand was bleeding after pushing my plane with my hand on on top of it. You can also put a strip of tape on the exposed edge.

  50. Bill K. on August 18, 2022 at 1:21 am

    Very informative. Thank you.