Intro: The Ultimate Feather Board
I was looking for my feather board when I realised that it was put in the scrap-bin and taken it down to the recycling centre.
I have made a new one and this time I've painted it bright red so hopefully it wan't get dumped.
Step 1: Marking Out and Cutting
I used 18mm marine plywood to make the board.
I cut it at 30 degrees and marked at 70 mm for the feather cuts
Step 2: Cutting the Feathers ( Not Sure If That the Correct Terminology )
I made a T square out of a piece of scrap wood as a fence to speed things up and I gapped it by eye ( this operation didn't need to be super accurate )
I drilled 2 holes per side of the board to give me a lead in for routing the adjustable slots .
Step 3: Making the Screw Down Knobs
I made the screw down knobs and I have put a link to my youtube video, the only difference is that the knobs on these that they have the T nuts inserted in the top instead of bolts.
Step 4: Modifying the Coach Bolt
My saw has a two slots in the sides of the mitre channel I modified two 8mm coach bolts to slide along the groove by grinding the dome of and removing 1 mm from the head diameter
Step 5: Screwing the Feather Board on the Saw and Adjusting for Cut
I slid the coach bolts into the grooves and screwed the board down and adjusted to make the cut.
I am happy to try and answer any question you may have.
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Check out the full video for a more comprehensive view of the build .