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How to Construct a Shooting Board for Miter Cuts

A shooting board must be made with meticulous precision. Follow these step-by-step instructions.

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Materials

  • 8 1/2" x 1 1/2" x 3/4" plywood
  • wood glue
  • wood screws
  • oil
  • wax
  • 2 12" x 9" x 3/4" plywood
  • right triangles of 3/4" thick plywood, each with sides approximately 9", 8" and 12"
  • strips of 8 1/2" x 1 1/2" x 3/4" plywood
  • 1/2" dowel

Tools

  • framing square
  • 1/2" drill bit
  • clamps
  • hand planer

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