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“Feather bar” for working wide pieces

The slot-mounted featherboard that normally guides cuts on my tablesaw doesn’t work for cutting wide pieces that cover the miter slot. But this oversize “feather bar” that clamps onto the table does the job nicely. 

To make one, bandsaw 45° kerfs in a piece of 2×2 and glue in 1 12 ×3" laminate fingers. If the kerfs are too wide, double up the laminate or add wood spacers. Position the 2×2, with all its fingers in front of the blade and against the workpiece, clamp in place, and cut away.
—Bill Wells, Olympia, Wash.


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