|Project by rance||posted 11-03-2010 08:06 PM||3557 views||2 times favorited||8 comments|
I’m looking to build a featherboard for cutting some very specific stock. I thought I’d seen one that that held stock both down and sideways but I googled and could not find it. I doubt it would meet ALL my requirements anyways so I plan on building one.
I want to be able to use it on both cast iron and non-cast iron TS’s so magnetic attachment is not desired. I figured attaching it to my fence with a small bar clamp would best fit the bill. I will be using this primarilly for stripping 5/8” from 3/4” material so adjustability is not a big deal. I’ll also be using it for chamfering the corner of the 5/8” strips by tilting the blade and burying it in a sacrificial fence.
I mocked this up in SketchUp to get the dimensions worked out. The feather part will be made using 1/8” birch plywood. I’m sure I’ll taper the ends a bit (which the pic does not indicate). I’ve shown the block in transparent yellow so you could get a better idea of the construction. No hardware fasteners will be used, only glue. All comments and constructive criticism are welcome.
Note: Yeah, technically it is not yet ‘finished’, but I will update it with a pic when it is. Hopefully that will be on Friday. Maybe even THIS friday. :D
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