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Project by gene posted 11-24-2010 04:14 AM 5138 views 1 time favorited 10 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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lew

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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!!

Lew

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

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Ken90712

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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.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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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?

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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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

-- 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 :-)

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

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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

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

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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. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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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.

-- Oldstarter (Dave Ashby)

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