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What is a Featherboard?
A featherboard is a very useful tool when cutting thin stock on a table saw or router table, and is quite easy to make. Every woodworker should make and keep a few on hand.

TIP: Featherboards are invaluable when cutting a bead or other intricate detail on a router table. One momentary slip of the stock away from the fence or table can ruin the bead. A pair of properly positioned featherboards will guarantee a consistent, clean bead detail.
 
Difficulty Level
  • Woodworking: Moderate to Easy
  • Finishing: None

  • Time to Complete

  • 15-30 minutes

  • Tools Required

  • Table Saw
  • Miter Saw or Circular Saw
  • Bevel or Layout Square
  • Pencil

  • Materials Needed
  • 1x6 12-18 inches long (preferably non-SPF)
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