Shooting boards turn hand planes, a tool used most often to smooth and flatten stock, into finesse tools in the shop or on the job site – a simple, exactingly executed shop-made board brings superpowers to planes. All of a sudden you have the ability to trim boards by thousandths of an inch with a single forward stroke, and tweak a mitered corner to an exacting fit while also planing in enough room for glue squeeze out. Plus you can set it up for both right-handed and left-handed work.
I’m always amazed when I see shooting boards made using the best hardwoods, and with slick finishes. It’s as if it is going on exhibit at a museum. Our shooting boards are made using six parts pulled from the scrap pile. Yes, I said scrap pile. In fact, that’s where Savé comes into the picture.