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Push block from scraps

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Project by muesli posted 11-09-2019 10:21 PM 1300 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made a push block for my tablesaw from scraps

You can buy the original from MICROJIG, Inc. at Amazon for 70 € here in Germany

Even though I like the idea, I am to cheap for that and I really like to build my own tools and jigs. No beauty at all, but a safety feature.

-- Uwe from Germany.





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#1 posted 11-10-2019 12:02 AM

Frankenstein Lives! Good use of scraps

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#2 posted 11-10-2019 12:12 AM

Although she aint pretty, she looks like a safer version of the micrjig. Microjig is about the same price here in Spain. I have one but I never use it, I dont think it feels safe in my hand. Sometimes it slips on the surface of the wood, and you cant see if the stock is tight against the fence, and you cant see the blade when the jig is passing over it- all things that annoy me. So I use other types of push devices.

-- WWBBJ: It is better to be interesting and wrong, than boring and right.

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#3 posted 11-10-2019 01:19 AM

I love shop made jigs.
Great build!
Saving money and fingers at the same time, nicely done.
Jon

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#4 posted 11-10-2019 06:22 AM

Goof ad original from my point of view

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 11-10-2019 12:21 PM

Thanks a lot to all of you!

-- Uwe from Germany.

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#6 posted 11-10-2019 01:27 PM

Pretty good idea. I do use my microjig

-- Petey

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#7 posted 11-10-2019 08:29 PM

With all that mass I would give the nod to that jig. I feel without a guard the Microjig Grippers are way to small for my hand holding one going over a spinning blade. Your looks as big as a Cow Catcher on a train. Things would really need to go South to get you in trouble with that.

Watch that blade exit, that is your exposure.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#8 posted 11-11-2019 10:52 AM

Thanks Pteey and Steve!

-- Uwe from Germany.

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#9 posted 11-11-2019 06:23 PM

Looks like it should work, definitly heavy duty. Good job !!! Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#10 posted 11-11-2019 10:47 PM

Great idea I might build one. The sand paper on the bottom and the height adjustment knobs will make it a useful shop tool.
Where do you get lumber in Germany? Is it imported or home grown in country?

-- James E McIntyre

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#11 posted 11-11-2019 11:47 PM

Thanks Mel and James!

Today, I stumbled upon a design by Russ Veinot here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lXWKP8LK60
This seems to be KISS in perfection from my point of view and that’s why I need to share it with all of you.
I will definitely give it a try.

-- Uwe from Germany.

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#12 posted 11-12-2019 12:57 AM



Where do you get lumber in Germany? Is it imported or home grown in country?

- James E McIntyre

To be honest, I don’t always know where it comes from. Can be from Germany, but can sometimes be from anywhere else in Europe. What I avoid buying is tropical wood. And I like to repurpose wood from furniture that others throw away.

-- Uwe from Germany.

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#13 posted 11-12-2019 01:26 AM

Reusing wood from old furniture is a good idea. I walk around my neighborhood the night before our trash gets picked up and sometimes find wood from finished construction projects, that my neighbors place on the curb.
I found some great pieces of wood.

-- James E McIntyre

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