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Project by Belg1960 posted 02-19-2017 10:59 AM 2733 views 19 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When I resaw on the tablesaw I like to have a way to hold the wood securely in the upright position. This simple jig gives me great control. The fins are made from 1/8 plastic panels 4 7/8” high that have a good give to them and hold very well at the same time.

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!





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#1 posted 02-19-2017 12:48 PM

Neat!

-- Don, Somerset UK, http://www.donjohnson24.co.uk

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#2 posted 02-19-2017 01:23 PM

Great Ideal. Great execution.

Where did the plastic fins come from?

What angle did you cut the slots for the fins?

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#3 posted 02-19-2017 01:27 PM

That’s a great idea Pat.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#4 posted 02-19-2017 01:27 PM

The fins were cut from a Milwaukee tool display backer. I cut the angle at 30 degrees as I thought the 45 commercial ones were too extreme. I used construction adhesive to hold them in place.

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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#5 posted 02-19-2017 01:33 PM

Great source for the plastic.

I think I have some of that stuff somewhere in my shop.

Now I could make one too? Thanks for sharing the idea.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#6 posted 02-19-2017 01:40 PM

I was looking at your design and was wondering if you have any of those mag featherboard magnets.

I have 4 of them in my shop. If I make it I think I would use 2 magnets instead of the knobs and miterslot, I would make the base a little wider so that I could put holes that the magnets would fit in and then the capacity is infinite … not limited by the slot in the board or the miter slot location. Also that could be used on my bandsaw with a tall fence for resewing.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#7 posted 02-19-2017 02:50 PM

Nice work and very creative.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#8 posted 02-19-2017 03:15 PM

to add to Tyvekboy , HF has two sided magnets attached to alligator clips which could subsitute for mag amp magnets
they have a switch which turns them on and off.
have 20 lb strength.

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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#9 posted 02-19-2017 03:39 PM

Now that is a feather board .
I like it and the price is right being shop made adding safety and precision .

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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#10 posted 02-19-2017 04:06 PM

Great idea, a featherboard on steroids!!

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

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#11 posted 02-19-2017 05:08 PM

I can see a great application for this design resawing on a band saw.

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#12 posted 02-19-2017 05:16 PM

nice idea

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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Belg1960

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#13 posted 02-19-2017 06:01 PM



I can see a great application for this design resawing on a band saw.

- ArtMann


I have a taller one already in the works for that. Up to 8”.

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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Belg1960

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#14 posted 02-19-2017 06:03 PM



I was looking at your design and was wondering if you have any of those mag featherboard magnets.

I have 4 of them in my shop. If I make it I think I would use 2 magnets instead of the knobs and miterslot, I would make the base a little wider so that I could put holes that the magnets would fit in and then the capacity is infinite … not limited by the slot in the board or the miter slot location. Also that could be used on my bandsaw with a tall fence for resewing.

- tyvekboy


I do have two of those hanging in my shop and if need be I could change the bottom by just removing three screws and adding a wider base. As it is I can rip up to a 4×4. Which I think is pretty good. Thanks for all the input guys much appreciated.

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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#15 posted 02-19-2017 06:19 PM

This looks great, thank you for sharing.

-- Live, lathe, and prosper. - William Gwin

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