I decided that I should stop dragging my feet and finally make a shooting board. To start this I needed some lumber. There is plenty of lumber on board if you are willing to work for it. Another project that is looming is a set of corn hole boards that some of the guys want help with. I told them to keep an eye out for a crate or pallet that had some good plywood on it. They found a crate that was going to be thrown out during out next port visit, so we got to work carefully disassembling it. After a lot of prying and nail pulling, we have the lumber needed for the corn hole boards and some extra that I could use for a shooting board.
I used the rough dimensions that Christopher Schwarz recommends in The Anarchist’s Tool Chest for the end grain shooting board. I am very pleased with the results. The shooting board itself is not pretty, but it sure makes squaring up edges a breeze.