Push sticks

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Project by kerflesss posted 08-01-2009 08:12 AM 126365 views 68 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Today was very quiet in the shop so the scrape bucket got picked over. Found some time to do some recycling of some of them and turned them into these little gems. The saw handle has a nice feel but surprisingly the large triangle shape I’m taking a shine too. It’s so easy to pick up and to steer stock through the saw. All have stair tread glue to the bottom and rubbed real good on some scrape to get rid of the loose grit. Hope these ideas helps someone save a finger. Enjoy and thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 08-01-2009 08:53 AM

these look great and should easily save lots of fingures (I allways like the rule of getting no closer to the blade than 3 inches)

I would be interested to see a photo of the triangle pusher by itself as this has me intrigued



-- Happiness is a way of travel , not a destination (Roy Goodman)

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#2 posted 08-01-2009 12:37 PM

good idea
it ain’t scrap till it can be swept up

-- Ron, Missouri

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#3 posted 08-01-2009 01:28 PM

Thanks for sharing.

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#4 posted 08-01-2009 01:49 PM

nice pushers ,
i allways make as many as possible at one time ,
as they get eaten up with use ,
mine are like a boot , and allways plywood .
always with the face grain going up and down ,
as the last little piece wont break at the critical moment .
the “foot ” always tall enough to retrim the sole and heel ,
to recut 4 or 5 times as they get chewed up.
the handle high enough to stay over the top of fence
as you cut them down .
thanks for sharing , alway looking for more safety in the shop .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#5 posted 08-01-2009 02:28 PM

Not only functional but good looking as well.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#6 posted 08-01-2009 02:50 PM

These are show-case grade push sticks/push blocks.
Nice work!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#7 posted 08-01-2009 04:17 PM

Those a great!!! Nice work!

-- Chris N, Westford, MA - "If you won't eat something from your fridge that turned green...why would you eat something that started out that way?"

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#8 posted 08-01-2009 10:21 PM

great bunch of push blocks and sticks


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#9 posted 08-01-2009 10:24 PM

Nice shop equipment, and a nice addition for any woodshop.I will if I may copy some of these please could you show the middle one as I can’t see it too good.kindest regards Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#10 posted 08-02-2009 01:50 AM

hey thats a great idea, im definitly going to build me some of these

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#11 posted 08-02-2009 03:01 AM

These are all great. I’ve been wanting to make some just like these for some time now. I haven’t seen anything like your triangle one yet, but it looks like it could be quite useful. Thanks for sharing!

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#12 posted 08-02-2009 03:19 PM

Thanks all!
Hooky, Kevin83:
Since you asked, I”ve added the triangle push pic. This (scrape piece) came about because it was just this shape. But it is easy to pick up, is comfortable in hand and is far away from the blade. The two angles gives you two different pressure points for short and long pieces. It was fun and as it turns out practical for me. Try one and post a note and share your thoughts. Thanks again.

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#13 posted 08-02-2009 03:29 PM

I played with the stop cleat by cutting a snug dovetail and inserting a replaceable cleat (no glue). Figured I’d make it long and trim back as I chew it up. More or less an experiment. So far so good and well it’s still better than my digits.

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#14 posted 08-04-2009 12:41 PM

Nice push sticks! I have to make some before I lose a finger. I like your design of the triangle. I’ve been using just a piece of scrap with a small notch at the end. This is another item to add to my build list, and their easy and quick to make.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Paul, Bristol,Rhode Island

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#15 posted 08-08-2009 12:53 AM

TWITA . I’ll take one of each.

-- Router รจ ancora il mio nome.

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