Articles from Chris Marshall
Featherboard Techniques: Face Jointing with Narrow Featherboards
Narrow featherboards can be used pretty much universally, including on jointers, making them perfect for holding down pieces for face jointing.
Featherboard Techniques: Cutting Sliding Dovetails on the Router Table
Attaching a pair of featherboards to your router table can be neccessary for safely and accurately cutting out a perfect sliding dovetail.
Featherboard Techniques: Hold-in and Hold-Down Rabbet and Dado Cutting Support
Using two featherboards or one board with both hold-in and hold-down features makes workpiece rabbet and dado cuts easier and more secure.
Featherboard Techniques: Router Table Cutting Edge Profiles in Molding
Cutting thin strips of molding safely on a router table can be difficult, but a pair of featherboards and a push stick handles the task safely.
Featherboard Techniques: Control Hardboard and Plastic Laminate Flutter
Thin, flexible stock is very difficult to control on your saw, but combining magnetic featherboard and a metal saw fence can stabilize your piece securely.
Featherboard Techniques: Sawing Oversized Stock Panels on a Machine Table
Long or wide stock panels can be awkward to saw on a table, but magnetic featherboards can clamp down and move them across the cut easily.
Featherboard Techniques: Making Table Saw Rip Cuts for Narrow Profiles
Combining narrow profile featherboards along with a push stick on your table saw can make rip cutting narrow boards much safer and easier.
Featherboard Techniques: Preventing Table Saw Kickback During Rip Cuts
The “feathers” on a featherboard are designed to have a little spring, preventing lumber from moving backwards against them on a table saw.
How to Build Table Saw Blade Storage and Organizer
Saw blades are a pricey addition to your shop and get dinged in cardboard sleeves, but this storage unit keeps them protected and organized.
Wixey Saw Fence Digital Readout Attaches to Table Saw Fence for Sensor Readings
The Wixey Saw Fence Digital Readout uses a series of metallic sensor strips attaches to your saw’s rip fence and offers improved accuracy.