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I'm about to make my first shooting board and have some questions.

First - What materials should i use, I've heard plywood works well.

Second - Some people place a small lip on the shooting surface so the plane doesn't touch the upper board. I'm assuming this is a really good idea, but was wondering how far that lip should stick out.
---- If that lip is not there, you would take small shavings off that edge all the time right?

Third - I've read that a low angle plane or specialized miter plane are best, but is mitering end grain doable with a sharp #4?

Thanks !!
 

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I will answer what I can!

1: I would suggest plywood though I built mine out of framing lumber and its working great.

2: I'm not really sure what you are saying?

3: I use an old Stanley #4 and it works plenty good enough. Cant speak on if a low angle is better as I have never used one.
 

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see if these help

Watch these for how to:

Rob explains the lip and what plane to use:
I love the sound his very sharp plane makes on end grain!

Nice build here:
 
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