Not all of my stationary tools have a convenient location to clamp a featherboard to their surface. And the fact that my router table doesn’t have a mitre gauge slot made coming up with a solution even more of a challenge. To address this problem, I made this simple sliding featherboard system.
SIMPLE CONSTRUCTION. The featherboard system is easy to build. It consists of a plywood base with a section of T-track recessed in a groove cut in the surface of the base. The finger end of the featherboard has two layers. This allows the fingers to sit flush on the machine surface. It’s easiest to cut the upper half of the featherboard to shape first and then glue the lower section in place. I then cut evenly-spaced fingers at the table saw. Two adjustment slots are located on the upper section for the knobs and bolts.
HOW IT WORKS. I simply clamp the featherboard system to the top of my table saw or router table. After sliding the featherboard into position against a workpiece, lock it in place using the knobs.