feather board for my table saw

  • Advertise with us
Project by gene posted 11-24-2010 04:14 AM 4967 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

You can’t be afraid to drill holes in your table saw!! This works great for dado and any cut that needs a feather board. Please note the two extra holes just in case I need to move it forward.
God bless

-- Gene, a Christian in Virginia

9 comments so far

View lew's profile


10438 posts in 2699 days

#1 posted 11-24-2010 04:39 AM

Great Idea, Gene!

Wish my table say had a solid wing. Maybe I could make a cross brace to capture below the webs in the wing.

Thanks for sharing!

PS- I like the red warning areas, too!!


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

View Ken90712's profile


15693 posts in 2133 days

#2 posted 11-24-2010 01:21 PM

Nice work, good to use feather boards.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

View Karson's profile


34951 posts in 3344 days

#3 posted 11-24-2010 03:13 PM

Gene: A great addition of a couple of safety items. The feather board and the red warning areas.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

View dbhost's profile


5386 posts in 2176 days

#4 posted 11-24-2010 08:58 PM

I am curious, why didn’t you make the feather board to work with the miter slot?

-- My workshop blog can be found at

View gene's profile


2184 posts in 2827 days

#5 posted 11-24-2010 10:27 PM

With the slotted way that I have made it, I can run stock twice as wide as you can with a regular feather board mounted in the miter slot. Plus it cost relatively nothing to make. Thanks for the question.
God bless

-- Gene, a Christian in Virginia

View TopamaxSurvivor's profile


15826 posts in 2620 days

#6 posted 11-25-2010 02:44 AM

Good idea Gene, looks like is should get the job done. i do teh same thing, drill holes and modify as necessary to get the job done :-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

View falegniam's profile


335 posts in 1896 days

#7 posted 11-27-2010 07:17 AM

solid feather board !!! I also like the red for the danger zone…awesome idea

-- If you work you eat - If you don't work, you eat, drink, and sleep.

View StumpyNubs's profile


6439 posts in 1744 days

#8 posted 12-05-2010 02:35 AM

Seen a lot of feather boards, but your red warning areas are a fantastic idea! Bet you have at least half of your fingers!

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at:

View Roger's profile


17087 posts in 1748 days

#9 posted 01-24-2012 01:46 PM

nice featherboard. I glue a piece of sandpaper on the bottom of mine. once u lock it down, it’s not movin

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics