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Re: Material: 5/4 Rough Western Red Cedar -- best

In my set-up with a featherboard over the cut,

Excellent description of how to make the featherboard and attach it in the video: thumbs up!

IMO, that featherboard (covering all of the blade) is an essential safety device if the method involves reaching over and beyond the blade with your arm & hand.
I won't do that, so I need a setup where I can give the strip a shove with a long & thin pushstick.

The important thing is to get a good stable system that lets you finish the job injury-free.

Another good point IMO made in both the video and Rob's writings is that it it essential to be completely aware while working. Repetitive tasks like ripping strips can induce a dangerous level of inattention ;'zoning out'. This problem arises after I think I've 'really got a system working on autopilot'.

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