A User’s Guide to Featherboards
Extra hands make machine cuts safer, cleaner, and more accurate
Featherboards are invaluable for keeping hands and fingers safe while using the tablesaw, router, shaper, and other woodworking machines. Contributing editor Roland Johnson is a fan of shopmade featherboards. In this article, he explains how to make a featherboard and details simple setups for using it to rip narrow stock, hold stock against a fence, hold stock against a table, and support small or thin stock safely. Side information looks at the variety of manufactured featherboards available.
From Fine Woodworking #187View PDF