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 #187