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Project by wunderaa posted 07-15-2012 12:50 AM 1401 views 5 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’ve been needing some of these for a while and finally got around to making a few. Made of baltic birch, it’s about 12” long and has a 14” runner and tightens with a t-nut. Easy project fit nicely into a productive weekend!





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ajosephg

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#1 posted 07-15-2012 02:55 AM

Nice workmanship.

I made one years ago and the “feathers” varied so much from one to the next I was embarrassed to have it in the shop so I tossed it and bought one.

-- Joe

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Eric

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#2 posted 07-16-2012 12:06 AM

Yup. Nicer than mine, too. Does (1) star knob hold tight? I put two on mine, but maybe I can reclaim one of my star knobs.

-- Eric

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wunderaa

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#3 posted 07-16-2012 12:31 AM

The knob does a good job of holding tight so far, Eric.

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Bobmedic

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#4 posted 07-16-2012 08:12 AM

Great job on a very useful shop made feather board. I’m sure you know but I would like to state for those that don’t and might see this. You should never use a feather board on a table saw in the position it is in the picture. The feather board would cause the material to be pushed into the spinning blade with lateral force and could cause a kick back. The feather board should be placed before the blade at least a couple inches.

-- Save lives, ease suffering, reduce morbidity and mortality, stomp out pestilence and disease, postpone the inevitable, and fake compassion. The Paramedics Creed

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wunderaa

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#5 posted 07-16-2012 02:11 PM

Bobmedic: thanks so much for pointing that out. Certainly not a good place for it to sit!

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Don Broussard

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#6 posted 08-02-2012 02:31 AM

Nice work on the feather board, @wunderaa. Another favorited project.

Looks like you have a Craftsman table saw with the Exacticut marker.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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