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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.
-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"
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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
dbhost,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
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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
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#10 posted 07-12-2015 08:55 PM
Real good featherboard. As it happens I’m making one tomorrow as I need it for a particular job. Did have one sorted but having seen yours I’m going that way instead. Like a comment before I’m not sure why I can’t use my T slot with bolts and still have a slot in the timber for different sizes of stock, but I’m probably missing something, it’ll probably all come clear when I make it. Just got to find that old tin of red paint. Thanks for sharing Gene.
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