I am trying to make a perfect shooting board for mitres. The above is not a rant on commercial shooting boards from tico vogt and rob hanson.
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They have mastered many of the above problems and produce some sweet shooting boards.
Tico vogt shooting board. The ramp introduces a skewed cutting action and also spreads the wear over a greater distance of the cutting edge. The boards are made from europly veneered in maple. But i cant justify 365 for a shooting board.
As the weather gets cold i would like to make some frames solely by hand in my indoor shop basement hand tool shop as the garage shop. The vogt super chute collection by tico vogt. Tico gave me a tour of his home all hand built by him including most of the furniture inside and then introduced me to each of his inventions.
The vogt shooting board is a high quality ramped shooting board particularly suited for precision planing of end grain. A shooting board for a simpleton. I make quite a few frames as commissions and i normally use a table saw jig which does a perfect job.
Vogt shooting board adjustments. A shooting board is an extremely useful almost magical tool that can greatly elevate your control of woodworking processes. 3 minutes 29 seconds.
Instead im telling you that if you are like me and make your own shooting boards keep it dirt simple. Under his company name vogt toolworks tico makes and sells hand crafted shooting boards and drill press band saw fences on his website. His use of magjigs is particularly ingenious.
After watching tico develop and improve his version of this tool. A premier ramped shooting board for precision end grain work. Parallel guide strip and fences.
My first product has been the vogt shooting board and now includes the vogt drill press and band saw fence. I believe it is probably the best available anywhere. Tico vogt made it and he can make one for you the super chute 20.
Since 2010 i have concentrated on making high quality jigs for woodworkers. Vogts super chute is nothing short of phenomenal. The materials are top notch and the machining and craftsmanship are impeccable.
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