This section is from the book "Spons' Mechanics' Own Book: A Manual For Handicraftsmen And Amateurs", by Edward Spon. Also available from Amazon: Spons' Mechanics' Own Book.
This contrivance for holding strips of wood while under the moulding plane somewhat resembles the shooting board (Fig. 2G8, p. 191). It consists of a plank a of l 1/4-in. Bay mahogany, 6 ft. long and 6 in. wide, having attached on its upper surface another board b of the same length but only 3 in. wide, thus forming a step (see Fig. 684). The upper board b is free to move laterally on the lower one by means of slots c 2 in. long, through which screws d pass into the lower board a. Thus the width of the step is regulated. To suit mouldings of various sizes it is well to have 3 guide boards b, 1/4 in., 1/2 in., and 3/4 in. thick, all slotted to fit the same screws. At each end is fixed a bench stop e, exactly like that shown in Fig. 683, p. 354.