Shop-Made Wide Adjustable Featherboard

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Project by Bricofleur posted 10-14-2012 06:14 PM 10830 views 28 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I want to share with you how I made this wide adjustable featherboard from a 9’’ by 12’’ pine scrap. As shown, I cut one end at 30° at the table saw using the miter gauge then I drew a parallel line two inches from this cut. I use a plunge router and a 1/4’’ straight bit to mill the slots, well set on my small multipurpose benchtop table. The slots can also be made with a jig saw. The saw kerf on the runners, so they won’t split under pressure, have been cut at the scrollsaw.

All construction details and more photos on this page of my blog.

Have fun and work safely! Thanks for looking and feel free to comment (I’m still learning).



-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. --

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#1 posted 10-14-2012 06:20 PM

that’el’doer serge

great instruction piks

thanks once again

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 10-14-2012 06:26 PM

Good job on the Featherboard! A nice jig is handy to have around the shop! Your projects are really cool! Keep up the good work!

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#3 posted 10-14-2012 06:31 PM

Looks good Serge I made one like some time ago but used the magnetic “magswitch”s and that works great too.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#4 posted 10-14-2012 09:23 PM

Super Serge.
Vous avez vraiment de bonnes idées et j’adore regarder votre blog.
Merci de partager votre expérience.

-- Johnny Boy

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#5 posted 10-14-2012 10:46 PM

A must in every shop ,and several of them .
Nice instructions Serge .
No point in buying a plastic one .

-- Kiefer

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#6 posted 10-15-2012 03:28 AM

Another great job Serge.
Thank you for sharing your talent.

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#7 posted 10-15-2012 03:33 PM

Thank you, guys. Building such jigs is a great way to use scraps, which sometimes are useless for anything else. Too bad I don’t have a wood stove! :-)

@a1Jim: Those magswitches look great, but I rather make my own things whenever possible and get out to purchase what I can’t make.

@Sebastien: Merci pour l’appui. Soit dit en passant, je suis aussi du 450.

By the way, I’m planning to build a double-decker model for thick stock. I should be back when done.



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#8 posted 10-15-2012 10:35 PM

Oh yes. Gotta have a few o these around.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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