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I've always made my own featherboards, and I didn't know that some commercial models have a slightly shorter first finger, to allow you to set the tension correctly. I'm probably the only one who didn't know it, but here's the article.
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Thanks Jim. I did not know this, as well.
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Thanks Jim. Nice tip, I did not know that either.

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By chance I seen a video explaining the setup and the purpose of it a few years ago . Can't believe I knew somethn Stick didn't know ?

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Tried this with my benchdog featherboard. Could hardly push it through the rest of the featherboard. I had to use so much force that I was concerned the push block would fail/slide off the workpeice and I'd inadvertantly hit the blade with my hand. Think I'll stick to pushing the main fingers up against the wood with very little bend.

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I've always made my own featherboards, and I didn't know that some commercial models have a slightly shorter first finger, to allow you to set the tension correctly. I'm probably the only one who didn't know it, but here's the article.
Featherboard Basics | Woodsmith Tips
Hmmm, I will be looking at feather boards differently, didn't know that.

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If we were in class and ask for a show of hands for those that didn't know I would raise my hand as high as I could.

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