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Project by MT_Stringer posted 03-05-2015 03:12 AM 2056 views 5 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I didn’t put a miter track in my adjustable height work table because I use it for other things besides routing. So, I dreamed up this idea of making an adjustable feather board jig that I can adjust as needed. In fact, my table has dual routers so I can use it on either end. :-)

I didn’t have the material on hand I wanted to use, so I wound up with a piece of maple that was narrower than my original plan. It doesn’t matter. It works just fine. I also made the jig to accept two feather boards. Next trip to Rockler, I will pick up another one.

The T track allows the featherboard to be positioned as needed. Adding a second featherboard will help a lot. In order for the toilet bowl flange T bolt to work on the feather board, I bored a slight recess in the bottom of the feather board. So far, I haven’t had any problems with the bolt turning. If it does, i will get the Liquid Nails after it. :-)

I think this is going to be pretty handy.

Hope you like it.
Mike

Here are my original drawings. Use them if you like.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas





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mariva57

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#1 posted 03-05-2015 03:23 AM

You did a good job.

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

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#2 posted 03-05-2015 04:34 AM

Nice idea!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#3 posted 03-05-2015 02:13 PM

Great job, Mike !!!

What drawing software are you using? I like the look and the fonts.

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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MT_Stringer

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#4 posted 03-05-2015 02:16 PM

Thanks John. Sketchup.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#5 posted 03-05-2015 02:49 PM

I’m always interested in the different CAD programs folks are using.

Since you seem to have mastered SketchUp, I’m wondering if you can render in addition to producing lines and tones. If you can produce the kind of rendering that I’m showing below (from my Let It Be automaton) I’m going to dump AutoCAD and look into SketchUp.

Although this is an isometric, I can produce perspectives with a single keystroke. My lighting gives me the gradient tones, but I can’t generate lines around the objects. And that’s something I’d like to add to my illustrations.

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#6 posted 03-05-2015 10:14 PM

A mighty fine idea

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MT_Stringer

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#7 posted 03-05-2015 10:39 PM



I m always interested in the different CAD programs folks are using.

Since you seem to have mastered SketchUp, I m wondering if you can render in addition to producing lines and tones. If you can produce the kind of rendering that I m showing below (from my Let It Be automaton) I m going to dump AutoCAD and look into SketchUp.

Although this is an isometric, I can produce perspectives with a single keystroke. My lighting gives me the gradient tones, but I can t generate lines around the objects. And that s something I d like to add to my illustrations.

- johnhutchinson

I can’t help ya, John. I am still learning how to use Sketchup…and have a long way to go. :-(

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#8 posted 03-15-2015 02:54 PM

GREAT IDEA
I occasionally miss having the jig holding capacities of a miter track on my table, but don’t want to compromise the stability of the top. Might have to try this.

-- Jeff, eastern Wa

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#9 posted 03-15-2015 02:57 PM

Good thinking a nice design and good build.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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