My Shooting Board & Attachments

My Shooting Board & Attachments

Article and SketchUp file for this video:
Shooting board video:

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Tools in my shop (affiliate links):
Bandsaw –
Bevel gauge (t-bevel) –
Bluetooth adapter –
Dado blade –
Dewalt planer –
Dewalt sander –
Dewalt countersink –
Dovetail gauge –
Eclipse quick release vise –
Engineer square –
Festool Domino –
Forstner bit –
Glu-Bot glue bottle –
Gyokucho 372 japanese pull saw –
Irwin Marples 10″ blade –
Kreg K4 –
Kreg DB210 pocket hole machine –
Kreg Mini –
Marble router bit or drill bit –
Marbles –
Megapro NAS Driver –
Milwaukee plunge router –
Mp3 earmuffs –
Narex marking knife –
Ridgid miter saw –
Rustic pine Briwax –
Ryobi 18v brad nailer –
SawStop titanium series blade –
Scraper BAHCO –
12″ speed square –
T-bevel (bevel gauge) –
Table top hold down clips –
Tudor brown briwax –
Wax brush wheel for drill –
Wood glue –
Woodriver #4-1/2 –
Woodriver #62 –


  1. alaskankare on October 31, 2021 at 7:08 pm

    Thank you for your tips! Newbie here and my cuts never seem to be straight. I picked up a trim block and a small block plane (all that was available at my tiny store) and have already used it to put 45s on trim pieces. Can’t wait to see how much this will help me. As someone says, a good woodworker doesn’t not make mistakes, a good woodworker just knows how to clean up or hide them. 🙂

  2. Jim Cooney on October 31, 2021 at 7:09 pm

    good information J been wanting to make a shooting board and great attachments for it. Thanks for sharing that.

  3. Ben Vinson on October 31, 2021 at 7:10 pm

    Thanks Jay. Love the videos. Can you talk a little bit about the doors / wings that are a relatively recent add-on to the mitre-saw workstation? I hope this is clear – looks like they are there to increase dust collection performance. How are they working? I’d be interested to see a video on the specifics of this modification to your mitre-saw station given the you tube fame this project has generated, I’m sure a lot of viewers would be interested. Thanks and take care.

  4. J LF on October 31, 2021 at 7:10 pm

    Thanks, Jay…

  5. Jay Bates 2 - Vlog and Non Project Videos on October 31, 2021 at 7:12 pm

    Video Notes:
    -Article and SketchUp file for this video:
    -Shooting board video:

  6. Walter Rider on October 31, 2021 at 7:13 pm

    thank you

  7. Jim Bo on October 31, 2021 at 7:17 pm

    A lot of metal planes the side is not at 90* to the sole. My Stanley is way out. If not too bad the iron can be lever adjusted. An alternative is to use a wooden plane and true the side to the sole if needed. Also a block of wood with sandpaper works as smoothly as a plane.

  8. gA on October 31, 2021 at 7:17 pm

    Oh yes love the train whistle……so maybe you could play it at the end of all your videos as a signature sign off like April’s signature wave. 😊

  9. Dan Sarfert on October 31, 2021 at 7:19 pm

    My comment was going to request a video of you doing the Sketchup drawing but you already posted. Would love to see one of those again. Great stuff as always Jay!

  10. W1ldt1m on October 31, 2021 at 7:22 pm

    Just built a mitered box, and I sure could have used that donkeys ear.

  11. joseph ferzly on October 31, 2021 at 7:23 pm

    lovely 🙂

  12. Rushton Paul on October 31, 2021 at 7:25 pm

    Thanks for this, Jay!

  13. ZodiacProd on October 31, 2021 at 7:25 pm

    ah man.. wish I had seen this video before spending big bucks on a Metabo mitre saw that wasnt accurate on the bevel at all

  14. ArtieFufkin on October 31, 2021 at 7:26 pm

    A great, no nonsense video. Thanks for your efforts.

  15. robert brant on October 31, 2021 at 7:28 pm

    does the planer remove wood from the shooting board and if not how

  16. Acts 13:41 on October 31, 2021 at 7:29 pm

    I couldn’t keep my eyes off that spalted 2X4.

  17. blake makison on October 31, 2021 at 7:29 pm

    wow i was just going to message you today about that exact thing. thanks for uploading.

  18. Electrified Arts on October 31, 2021 at 7:29 pm

    I love the new video style. I remember your video from a few months ago when you talked about having a habit of wanting to perfect your videos and repeating lines a lot in order to get them right. Sure that style was really clean and informative, but it didn’t sound natural. This sounds natural, and I appreciate your commitment to become more laid back with your content. Thank you for all of the work you do in teaching everyone on here.

  19. atteljas on October 31, 2021 at 7:33 pm

    Dang! Ill be making one as soon as I get into my shop! Thanks!!!

  20. Donny Carter on October 31, 2021 at 7:33 pm

    Excellent info Jay! Thanks for the video!

  21. Bruce A. Ulrich on October 31, 2021 at 7:34 pm

    Good information and nice little call back to the train sound. 😉

  22. Bruce Brachman on October 31, 2021 at 7:35 pm

    Ok. I made one of the donkey ear attachments. It works perfectly for 45° mitered edges for my small boxes. Got any ideas on how to hold a piece of wood at ‘any’ angle on a shooting board? I need 22.5° for a project I am doing. I have no clue on how to angle the material or angle the plane. If you think of something good, can you let us know? (No table saw)

  23. John Fisher on October 31, 2021 at 7:35 pm

    Thanks, Jay! I made this exact rig and it works great. Life saver on that end bevel idea.

  24. mrmjspencer on October 31, 2021 at 7:35 pm

    Jay Great stuff.

    Your video, with the differing angles on the shooting board has me wondering… Can a shooting board be used as a sharpening system for Chisels and Plane Irons?

    Possible setup would be with a chisel or plane Iron carriage that would shoot. Sharpening stones held, against the fence, by length for maximum sharpening surface area.

  25. David Harvey on October 31, 2021 at 7:37 pm

    Very versatile piece of kit. Thanks.

  26. Darrel on October 31, 2021 at 7:37 pm

    Nice work Jay – simple and effective!

  27. FreeRange1234 on October 31, 2021 at 7:38 pm

    Very nice, thanks for posting this

  28. Taaffe's Workshop on October 31, 2021 at 7:38 pm

    Thanks Jay! Another Home Run.

  29. HeyItsThatDude on October 31, 2021 at 7:38 pm

    Must be fate, I just bought my first bench plane, a SB #5, and was planning on making your shooting board design but was wondering how to do the 45° mitre add-on

  30. Andrew Yankech on October 31, 2021 at 7:39 pm

    I just finished my shooting board the other night and added the 45 attachment, but I was wondering how I might get a perfect cut for boards on the inside of a box. The donkey’s ear attachment is perfect! Thanks for sharing.

  31. Glazer Étienne on October 31, 2021 at 7:39 pm

    I have 3/8 hole in my shooting board and 3/8 steel rod comming out of my attachments so no clamps for me

  32. Bruce Brachman on October 31, 2021 at 7:39 pm

    Absolutely perfect. Thank you Jay!

  33. Tony Baggett on October 31, 2021 at 7:40 pm

    Just a curiosity question. I have a 4 1/2 in benchtop jointer. It’s completely useless so Jay gave me an idea with the shooting board. I wonder if I could make a power shooting board by using it’s fence and setting at it’s lowest setting? But would it have enough finesse and would it be a tear out monster?

  34. John Belcher on October 31, 2021 at 7:40 pm

    Nothing to do with a shooting board but what are your thoughts on a DIY Heat Recovery Ventilator for the absolute best air quality in a shop (or home).

  35. Craig Mullen on October 31, 2021 at 7:41 pm

    Thanks, Jay. I have built a shooting board, now I need to tune up my plane to work a little better.

  36. Sid Knowles on October 31, 2021 at 7:43 pm

    Hi Great video as always thank you.

  37. Robert O'Connell on October 31, 2021 at 7:45 pm

    I never understood how a shooting board worked… how do you not plane away he piece of plywood that your work piece is on? Your iron is pressed up against it while you’re sliding the plane… I just don’t get how it’s still there after planning against it.

  38. Marcfx on October 31, 2021 at 7:52 pm

    They are two of the best additions to a workshop you could ask for…certainly well made by you too

  39. Glen Varminter on October 31, 2021 at 7:55 pm

    Thanks for bringing this video to my attention Jay!!

  40. Alan Lillich on October 31, 2021 at 7:56 pm

    Simple overall but sophisticated thinking with the clamping angle adjustments on the ramp! Thanks for the education, Alan.

  41. famous636 on October 31, 2021 at 7:57 pm

    Does the fence get damaged from the blade during use?

  42. Ian on October 31, 2021 at 7:58 pm

    You keep on talking about super glue. Is this the same type of super glue used on glass and plastic? Cyanoacrylate?
    I am used to using wood glue. Never heard of using super glue for wood. Super glue creates a molecular bond so I do not see it being very good for wood.
    Also super glue normally comes in a tiny tube so would be an expensive option. Maybe what we call super glue in Australia is not what you are using?

  43. Spangle Craftworks on October 31, 2021 at 7:59 pm

    I have been looking for an EASY (and cheap) way of doing the donkey’s ear (carcass miter) shooting board for years. THANK you! Liked & subscribed!

  44. john capwell on October 31, 2021 at 7:59 pm

    And thank you again. I watched your other clip on building the shooting board with an eye towards needing this attachment. Yes, glueing that small strip for clamping purposes makes perfect sense in my mind. Clearly presented information and application.

  45. Brian Prusa on October 31, 2021 at 8:00 pm

    Need to make a shooting board. It’s been on my list for about 8 years.

  46. Bill K. on October 31, 2021 at 8:01 pm

    KISS huh, not so much at first…thanks Jay.

  47. Bruce Brachman on October 31, 2021 at 8:02 pm

    Can thinner stock be used for the ‘donkey ear’ miter attachment? You mentioned 3/4"? Can one use 1/2" stock. Cannot seem to find 3/4" anything around here.

  48. Troy Snaith on October 31, 2021 at 8:02 pm

    Thank you so much Jay, another great video.

  49. Stu McConnel on October 31, 2021 at 8:03 pm

    Nice! I had shown your previous video to a friend who is taking a foray into woodworking and was having trouble with doing mitres on his first project, because your shooting board attachment looked ideal – Then today you post this! Great timing!
    Nice touch with adding some relief to the bottom edge of the hardwood to redirect the clamping forces downwards. I like how you think. I’ve picked up a whole bunch of tips from your videos that I’d have probably not considered otherwise. Cheers Jay!

  50. Neil Hendricks on October 31, 2021 at 8:04 pm

    Greetings Jay
    I appreciate the simplicity of your design and the explanations you give. They make sense to me. I attempted making my first shooting board based on the design by Paul Sellers and had moderate success with it. I have used power tools almost exclusively till this winter. I have watched dozens of YT vids on hand tool woodworking over the past six months and built a smallish Nicholas bench using all hand tools. Worked out pretty well. Now I’m working on a Moxon Vice design using pegs and wedges vs. bolts and nuts. It’s all fun and keeps my mind busy.
    Thanks for making the video – especially without a music track!!!!
    Blessings to you and yours. Handy Andy