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Default Safe To Use Feather Board Beyond Blade For Jointing Sled?

On Monday, January 11, 2021 at 12:18:29 PM UTC-5, Leon wrote:
On 1/10/2021 3:25 PM, DerbyDad03 wrote:
On Sunday, January 10, 2021 at 2:13:59 PM UTC-5, Leon wrote:
On 1/10/2021 11:33 AM, DerbyDad03 wrote:
On Sunday, January 10, 2021 at 11:35:29 AM UTC-5, DerbyDad03 wrote:
I know that you should never use a featherboard beyond the blade when ripping a board, but what about when using a jointing sled?

I built one of these last night so I can cleanup some rough poplar. I do not have a jointer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUubLPQozzQ

Is there any danger of using a featherboard before and after the blade just to hold the sled tight to the fence? The board being joined would pass over both featherboards. Only the sled would have pressure exerted upon it.

Thanks.

Here's a link to the sled in use vs the whole build process:

https://youtu.be/eUubLPQozzQ?t=63

No. There should be no issue. The problem is when waste is pushed back
into the blade by a feather board after the cut.

Even with out the jig or sled, if the piece you are cutting is not a
through cut there should be no issue with using a feather board past the
cut.
For instance when cutting groves.


Yep, that's what I thought but I just wanted to make sure.

While I was waiting to confirm my intuition, I came up with another method:

I clamped an "extension fence" to my outfeed table which gave me something to
push the sled against as it passed the blade. It worked, but being able to let the
featherboard do the work for me would be preferable. Next time.

The lumber yard I frequent no longer carries S4S poplar and the big box store stuff
is absolutely terrible. The lumber yard owner said that most of the S4S stuff she'd
been getting lately was dropping in quality, wetter than she likes, etc. "Construction
grade" was how she described it.

Now she sells skip-planned boards, 4/4, 9" - 12" wide, 8' - 12' long. $3.28/bf. It
milled up pretty nice for some drawers I'm making for my daughter's kitchen.





You should look into buying from a lumber yard. I pay $2.25 per linear
foot for 1x8 s4s for poplar. About the same per BF price as you but s4s.


This was purchased at a lumber "yard" albeit an indoor lumber yard that carries
all sorts of wood that I don't think you can get at normal lumber yards. Yes,
probably overpriced, but it's really cool place.

Although things have changed numerous times over the years, the location has been
a lumber yard of one sort or another since the late 1800's.

https://i.imgur.com/17iZTbM.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/MmRCG7r.jpg

Many species of shorts for small projects like the cribbage board I made a few years ago.

https://i.imgur.com/ouehBqf.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/vooVWFE.jpg

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Default Safe To Use Feather Board Beyond Blade For Jointing Sled?

On 1/11/2021 5:39 PM, DerbyDad03 wrote:
On Monday, January 11, 2021 at 12:18:29 PM UTC-5, Leon wrote:
On 1/10/2021 3:25 PM, DerbyDad03 wrote:
On Sunday, January 10, 2021 at 2:13:59 PM UTC-5, Leon wrote:
On 1/10/2021 11:33 AM, DerbyDad03 wrote:
On Sunday, January 10, 2021 at 11:35:29 AM UTC-5, DerbyDad03 wrote:
I know that you should never use a featherboard beyond the blade when ripping a board, but what about when using a jointing sled?

I built one of these last night so I can cleanup some rough poplar. I do not have a jointer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUubLPQozzQ

Is there any danger of using a featherboard before and after the blade just to hold the sled tight to the fence? The board being joined would pass over both featherboards. Only the sled would have pressure exerted upon it.

Thanks.

Here's a link to the sled in use vs the whole build process:

https://youtu.be/eUubLPQozzQ?t=63

No. There should be no issue. The problem is when waste is pushed back
into the blade by a feather board after the cut.

Even with out the jig or sled, if the piece you are cutting is not a
through cut there should be no issue with using a feather board past the
cut.
For instance when cutting groves.

Yep, that's what I thought but I just wanted to make sure.

While I was waiting to confirm my intuition, I came up with another method:

I clamped an "extension fence" to my outfeed table which gave me something to
push the sled against as it passed the blade. It worked, but being able to let the
featherboard do the work for me would be preferable. Next time.

The lumber yard I frequent no longer carries S4S poplar and the big box store stuff
is absolutely terrible. The lumber yard owner said that most of the S4S stuff she'd
been getting lately was dropping in quality, wetter than she likes, etc. "Construction
grade" was how she described it.

Now she sells skip-planned boards, 4/4, 9" - 12" wide, 8' - 12' long. $3.28/bf. It
milled up pretty nice for some drawers I'm making for my daughter's kitchen.





You should look into buying from a lumber yard. I pay $2.25 per linear
foot for 1x8 s4s for poplar. About the same per BF price as you but s4s.


This was purchased at a lumber "yard" albeit an indoor lumber yard that carries
all sorts of wood that I don't think you can get at normal lumber yards. Yes,
probably overpriced, but it's really cool place.


LOL It's always worth paying more if the store is cool!!!



Although things have changed numerous times over the years, the location has been
a lumber yard of one sort or another since the late 1800's.

https://i.imgur.com/17iZTbM.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/MmRCG7r.jpg

Many species of shorts for small projects like the cribbage board I made a few years ago.

https://i.imgur.com/ouehBqf.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/vooVWFE.jpg




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