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By thetyreman
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I made myself a shooting board out of redwood pine

my original one got wet in a flood a couple of months ago and warped badly so I really needed a new one,

it's a free project on youtube by paul sellers if you are interested, it's not re-inventing the wheel but it works well and is very accurate if you mark it out properly.

cheers,

Ben.
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By ED65
#1319563
That looks very neat and tidy, nicely done. Sorry to hear about the flood!
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By ED65
#1319565
tomthumbtom8 wrote:Myself I can't watch Paul Seller he just for some reason really wind's me up but I can't really put my finger on WHY?

I used to be all right with him, not a fan exactly but I enjoyed watching him work and how he talked about the processes, pointed out gotchas etc. But his presentation style has evolved over the years and now to go along with the 'lifestyle woodworker' thing <gack> it just sets my teeth on edge and I can barely watch any of his recent stuff.

Long before this I was bugged by how he talks about things as "the Paul Sellers XXXXX" when he didn't come up with 95% of it: perfectly standard techniques, often with no unique wrinkles, and stuff taken directly from Robert Wearing or the pages of The Woodworker magazine from way back.
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By Pete Maddex
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tomthumbtom8 wrote:looks all good to me, nice

Myself I can't watch Paul Seller he just for some reason really wind's me up but I can't really put my finger on WHY?


Glad I am not the only one!

Pete
By lurker
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Assuming you know little about woodwork ( his target audience) I think he is a good teacher and his material is well constructed.
But I find him very very very annoying too.
At least he does not exist to sell fancy tools and he does point to cheap alternatives.
I can forgive him just for the amount of old tools he must have saved from going to landfill, but am glad I put my tool kit together before he started to influence prices.
By lurker
#1319800
John Brown wrote:Nevertheless, one bullet, Paul Sellers or Rob Cosman. No contest.


Cosman is just a advertorial for cosman overpriced and pointless nik naks.
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By transatlantic
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Wow, this thread took a bit of a turn.

Shooting board looks good, although it seems like it would be a better idea to have the fences with a bit of adjustment? i.e just a fence and some bolts with a little wiggle room
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By thetyreman
#1319802
sammy.se wrote:Looks good. What's the accuracy like?

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accuracy is amazing, as long as you are careful with marking out and use a knifewall and quality combination square, I can get perfect mitres and dead square ends in both planes vertical and horizontal.
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By woodbloke66
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As there's no means of adjustment, it will, over time go out of 'kilter'...they always do for some reason. I've made plenty over the last fifty years :D :D or so and the best one by far is the FWW version. Cheap, simple and fully adjustable - Rob

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwYJhfChDdM
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By ED65
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woodbloke66 wrote:As there's no means of adjustment, it will, over time go out of 'kilter'...they always do for some reason.

Even with the stop glued in place? I checked accuracy on one of the first things I made, a bench hook slash shooting board which has taken an absolute beating, and it's still perfectly square.

woodbloke66 wrote:I've made plenty over the last fifty years :D :D or so and the best one by far is the FWW version. Cheap, simple and fully adjustable - Rob

I do like that one, have had it on my to-do list for when I get around to making a proper one.