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Forum topic by DKV posted 02-15-2015 05:52 PM 1274 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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DKV

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02-15-2015 05:52 PM

Here is another use for a feather board. I needed some thin strips recently but didn’t have the jig to make them. I modified the feather board (skateboard bearing) and it works great.

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MrUnix

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#1 posted 02-15-2015 06:05 PM

I don’t have any of them fancy feather boards (I make my own out of scrap), but I did want a thin rip jig.. so like most of my stuff, more scrap was used to make it and a diy miter slot lock.

They do come in pretty handy and I use mine on both the BS and TS.

Cheers,
Brad

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AlBThayer

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#2 posted 03-23-2015 02:11 AM

Good Idea with the bearing. I just used a pointed stick.

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Al

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#3 posted 03-23-2015 02:34 AM

MrUnix: that is just what I want to make,what source for the bearings and what size would work?

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TheFridge

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#4 posted 03-23-2015 02:42 AM

Looks like a 3/4” od 1/4” Id bearing. Awesome idea and happen to have a similar one handy. Good stuff.

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MrUnix

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#5 posted 03-23-2015 03:09 AM

MrUnix: that is just what I want to make,what source for the bearings and what size would work?

I really don’t remember off hand.. I have a ton of old bearings in a box that I keep from restored machines when I put in new ones, so I just grabbed one that looked like it would work. I think it was a Fafnir S1KDD (equiv. to a Timkin R4AZZ), which has the dimensions TheFridge mentioned (0.75” OD, 0.25” ID). Or… it might have been a 608LL which is just a hair bigger, and you can find them all over the place really cheap since they are most commonly used in skateboards (probably what DKV used in his featherboard mod). I don’t think it is all that critical though.. heck, 6200 thrust bearings from a band saw would probably be just fine.

Cheers,
Brad

PS: Remember folks, don’t throw away those old bearings… you never know what uses you might find for them :)

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pjones46

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#6 posted 03-23-2015 04:54 AM

Great idea. Very innovative.

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