I Really Like My Jessem Feather Boards
Sometime back I purchased two sets of Jessem's Feather board with the hope that they would help with cutting miter lock joints.
As it turned out other things kept me from giving them a try. By getting two sets, they can be stacked which provides better support for the work piece when making the vertical cut, at least this was my hope when buying them.
Well this morning I finally put them together in the stacked position and made a set of miter lock cuts. Wow, what a difference they made. I admit that the trial cut was only cuts with the grain and I have not tried an end grain cut trial yet.
I am working on a aliding top edge for the tall fence for cutting cross grain miter lock cuts. I have not checked to see if one set of the stacked feather boards can be set so that the bottom feather board can be pulled away allowing the stacked set to directly be in line with the bit with the top board being used to hold the workpiece against the fence and not be in contact with the bit. This will be good if it will wrork, but remains to be seen. I'll get back on howthat works.
The reason for want to put the FB positioned over the bit is that so far, my end grain cuts are all with relative narrow stock. I'm limited to six inch wide milled material due to the limits of my 6" jointer.
But for the "with the grain" cuts, the Jessem Feather Boards are a great addition to what is needed "for me anyway" to get the the results that I'm wanting with the otherwise difficult cuts, at least difficult for me that is.