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Project by Marcalo posted 1407 days ago 2454 views 5 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Used the jig to build the feather board worked great definately will be using it to make more styles of featherboards.





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rivergirl

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#1 posted 1407 days ago

What does a featherboard do? (I am so completely ignorant about so many things… )

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Marcalo

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#2 posted 1407 days ago

It’s used mainly as a safety tool that has a great function as well I’ll post another picture of it in action. Mostly they’re used to hold work pieces against a table top or fence when your’re feeding it into usually a table saw or router set up. Octopusses are lucky they have 8 arms we don’t. These are like having an extra set of hands for the wood worker.

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NBeener

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#3 posted 1407 days ago

I’ve got pretty much that same one started, but … have just never gotten around to finishing it.

Partly, that’s because Harbor Freight carries CHEAP featherboards that work just fine ! Partly, it’s because the adjustable, and miter-slot riding part is the time consuming bit, and … if you skip that … you can bang out a featherboard, on the band saw, in about six minutes :-)

Nice job, though :-) It’s a great design.

-- -- Neil

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Pdl

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#4 posted 1407 days ago

That is a nice feather board. If you don’t mind me asking, what angle on the bottom did you use and what size gaps. What did you make this one out of.

Lenny

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Marcalo

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#5 posted 1407 days ago

The angle is 30 degrees and the gaps are 1-8 inch. Made from some left over poplar. Can be any hard wood just make sure there is not knots.

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#6 posted 1407 days ago

Nice job, Maralo.

Lee

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GMman

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#7 posted 1407 days ago

Great job buddy

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rivergirl

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#8 posted 1406 days ago

Thanks for the information. :)

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Greg

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#9 posted 1399 days ago

Excellent idea! Need more info on the miter slot thingy. I have made a few out of wood as well, but am looking for a better way. Mine required a welder

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