I based its design somewhat on my old shoot board I made 40
years ago but made this one more robust. Both are 36 inches in
length. I find shorter ones not to my liking.
My original shoot board is on the right.
The new one is made of cherry and I fashioned the 90-degree stop
board wider than on my original. I also added a rail on the
right side. For eye appeal I used a Veritas scratch stock to
create a full corner bead on the outer margins of the two rails
between which the plane slides. Don't think you have to buy a
$339.00 plane for shooting.
This is a photo of the stop
If one buys the left-handed shoot board plane too, there goes
$700 00 after paying postage on the pair. Even a small low angle
block plane will work in shooting 90s and 45s on half-inch
All parts were planed with a smoothing plan end scraped with a
I used a bedrock 605 for years for shooting and was quite happy
with the results. But, your shoot board must be designed to
accommodate whatever plane you decide to use.
This No. 4 smoother has a Hock blade in it.