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Shop-Built Featherboard

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Cutting a raised panel on a table saw requires you to stand the panel on edge when making the cuts. To provide solid support and help make the task go smoother, I made a featherboard.

The featherboard shown at left keeps your fingers out of the way while pressing the panel firmly against the fence. It's made from a strip of 1/8″ hardboard that's held in place by an L-shaped block attached to a hardwood runner.

It also works great for resawing on the table saw and even the band saw. To see other ideas for your shop, just visit PlansNOW.

Good woodworking,

Phil Huber
Editor, ShopNotes

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