The Ultimate Featherboard (for an entry level table saw)

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Project by Marcello Bianchi posted 02-20-2016 11:31 PM 850 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was looking for my feather board when I realised that it was put in the scrap-bin and i taken it down to the recycling centre.

I have made a new one and this time I’ve painted it bright red so hopefully it wan’t get dumped.

Marking out and cutting.

I used 18mm marine plywood to make the board.

I cut it at 30 degrees and marked at 70 mm for the feather cuts.I made a T square out of a piece of scrap wood as a fence to speed things up and I gapped it by eye ( this operation didn’t need to be super accurate )

I drilled 2 holes per side of the board to give me a lead in for routing the adjustable slots .

Making the screw down knobs
I made the screw down knobs and I have put a link to my youtube video, the only difference is that the knobs on these that they have the T nuts inserted in the top instead of bolts.

My saw has a two slots in the sides of the mitre channel I modified two 8mm coach bolts to slide along the groove by grinding the dome of and removing 1 mm from the head


slid the coach bolts into the grooves and screwed the board down and adjusted to make the cut.

I am happy to try and answer any question you may have.

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Check out the full video for a more comprehensive view of the build

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#1 posted 02-20-2016 11:41 PM

what’s so ultimate about it?

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#2 posted 02-20-2016 11:59 PM

why isn’t it

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#3 posted 02-21-2016 04:00 AM

Good idea painting it RED, have done the same thing in the past and invested in keeping quarts of Red and Yellow in stock for such projects.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#4 posted 02-21-2016 07:01 AM

woodbutcherbynight, after throwing various homemade jigs out I’ve started painting them I used automotive aerosol paint because its quick drying and if its a big jig I only spray around the edges.
Thanks for looking and commenting

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