feather board for my table saw

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Project by gene posted 11-24-2010 04:14 AM 4652 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

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#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!!


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

Nice work, good to use feather boards.

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#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.

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#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?

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#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

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#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 :-)

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

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

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#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!

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#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.

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