Donkey's ear shooting board -- reversed slope
A 'donkey's ear' shooting board is used for accurate shooting of mitres.
Most donkey's ear shooting boards I've seen (only in books), have the workpiece sloping downwards, away from the plane. This seemed wrong to me, so I made one that holds the workpiece such that it slopes down towards the plane. My impression is that this makes it easier to hold the stock against the plane for trimming, and forces the combined workpiece/plane unit 'into' the corner of the jig (if this make sense). Whereas on a conventional donkey's ear the forces between the workpiece and the plane would tend to lift the workpiece off the jig and decrease the accuracy.
I've never used a conventional donkey's ear shooting board, but would be grateful for any comments on this design, and the opinion of others who have used the conventional design.
Those are my principles, and if you don't like them . . . well, I have others.