TS Featherboard

  • Advertise with us
Project by wunderaa posted 07-15-2012 12:50 AM 1653 views 5 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
TS Featherboard
TS Featherboard No picture No picture No picture No picture No picture
Zoom Pictures

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!

6 comments so far

View ajosephg's profile


1874 posts in 2600 days

#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

View Eric's profile


206 posts in 1550 days

#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

View wunderaa's profile


225 posts in 1241 days

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

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

View Bobmedic's profile


312 posts in 1840 days

#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

View wunderaa's profile


225 posts in 1241 days

#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!

View Don Broussard's profile

Don Broussard

2593 posts in 1290 days

#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!

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