The Miter Shooting Board

If you read Steve Branam’s post earlier this week at Close Grain, you heard about the seminar given by Paul Sellers, and a shooting board he made in a matter of minutes to make a mitered corner on a picture frame.  It was amazing in its simplicity, and, after making a shooting board the “hard” way just days earlier (I wrote about it here), I was determined to try his method.  Steve Branam will also likely be doing a blog post on this wonderful contraption, so if you’re not subscribed to his post, do it, it’s worth it, I promise.

So here it is, my first video.  To underline how quick this is to make, the total un-edited time of the video was less than an hour, with a lot of fumbling and bumbling.  To make this again, now that I’ve done one? Probably 15 minutes.  Enjoy, and please, leave me some feedback on the video!

Update: Steve Branam just posted a video of building his own miter shooting board; similar methods, slightly different form factor, but well worth taking in. See it over on his Close Grain Post

About Nick

Nick Roulleau is founder, craftsman, designer, joiner, finisher, floor-sweep and all of the other roles at Mansfield Fine Furniture. A woodworker for more than a decade, Nick started the company with the goal of filling the need for heirloom-quality furniture hand-made from premium woods. Every piece is designed to suit the customer's needs and desires, hand-picking each piece of wood, and built one piece at a time, using both modern and centuries-old traditional methods to yield furniture to last for generations.