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I have always had problems with traditional finger-type featherboards. It is a real nuisance to discover that when the featherboard is applying enough pressure to hold the workpiece securely, it is hard to push the wood through the blade. I finally came up with a couple of alternatives that hold the stock tightly, yet do not resist forward movement. A further very big advantage of these featherboard jigs is that they permit safe climb cutting on the router table for unusual situations or for wood that has a tendency to splinter.

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