300 Jig of the Month – Simple Shooting Board

August 28, 20082 Comments

It’s time for Jig of the Month! And this month we’re building a simplified shooting board based on the one I saw in David Charlesworth’s “Shooting Simplified” DVD from Lie-Nielsen.

Nothing fancy, just cabinet grade plywood for a base and some scrap hardwood from the bin. Since I already had these all laying around anyways it cost me little to nothing to build and it only took an hour or two to complete.

The video of the construction will be released shortly, it’s a big file so I’m breaking it into 2 or 3 parts for easier downloading. Hope you enjoy and make one for yourself.

Oh and by the way…congrats to our 3 winners this week of ZEM hearing in honor of our 300th episode!

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  1. Matt I have two questions / comments.
    First off, I noticed the blade on your bandsaw. Is that your general use blade? Carbide? The tooth spacing looks more like a blade for logs! Please, more info. Looks really neat.

    The second thing is, it looks like you have a zero. Clearance insert of some kind. More info on that please.

    I have a Jet 18 inch saw. I ended up using blue tape around my insert for a couple of cuts, figuring the tape would fall apart after a few cuts. The tape is still doing a great job months later. You can’t beat the price!

  2. Matt says:

    Hi Mark,

    The blade is in fact a carbide tipped blade, a Lenox Tri-Master carbide tipped bandsaw blade to be exact (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004N81TI2/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B004N81TI2&linkCode=as2&tag=mattsbasement-20&linkId=LYMLCKSFJXZ2MINT.)

    I use it just about as frequently as my Woodslicer from Highland Woodworking. I love the 3 tooth per inch configuration and it still leaves a smooth”ish” edge.

    As for the zero clearance insert, it came with the saw. So it’s specific to Steel City. I’ll have to try the blue tape trick.

    I’m starting to see the usage of blue tape as others see how to use duct tape LOL!

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