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Made a push stick holster/holder that hangs on my fence to keep the sticks close at hand and easily reachable when needed.

Cut the shapes of the push sticks out of a piece of 7/8" thick stock, then glued a 1/4" face on the outside.
No inside wall needed since the fence is there.
It's hangs on the fence, no fasteners, so if it's ever in the way or I need to use a guide that attaches to my fence, I can just lift the holster/holder off the fence and set it aside.
Holds my large heel pusher, two smaller heel pushers and my think strip pusher (the oak one in the pic I just made today as the previous one was pretty much gone)
Holder for a couple pencils and the 6" metal rule I keep at the saw.
May add a little front extension to hold the dust collector remote

I also keep a 6" flat square at the saw for setting bit depth. Couldn't figure out a good way to include it in this holder. Any ideas?

The only challenge on this one was making the slots for each push stick such that each push stick will not tip or shake out of it's shallow holder. The two long handled pushsticks in the middle were the trickiest. The walnut one you push the nose in first, then rotate it down into it's holster. The plywood pushstick is the opposite, you insert the tail first, then rotate the nose down in.

You can see my do-over in the last picture. The front slot was for my left-hand long straight push stick. Once in place though, it stuck up too high and in the way, so I removed it and made a little block to fit in it's slot to hold a couple pencils and the 6" metal rule I keep at the saw. Later I'll make a little holder for the left-hand push stick on the left side of the saw table.

Few test cuts, so far nothing seems to be in the way, and everything feels quite secure in their holsters.

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Can't hardly use those push sticks if you can't get to em. Nice job.
 

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Nice group of handy pushers. That makes my PVC tube full of sticks with a birdsmouth at the end look mighty puny!!...........Cheers, Jim
 

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Great organized solution, and keeps everything within reach, for use. Well done.
 

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Nice group of handy pushers. That makes my PVC tube full of sticks with a birdsmouth at the end look mighty puny!!...........Cheers, Jim
Thanks for the reminder, been meaning to make a really small birdsmouth pushstick. Here's my left hand birdsmouth that didn't fit in the holster well. I've hung it on the left side of the table.
 

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Always a hassle to keep the pushers handy, either in reach or just remembering to place them nearby.

That'll take care of that problem, in style!
 

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Always a hassle to keep the pushers handy, either in reach or just remembering to place them nearby.
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I always kept mine on the right table extension, since I rarely cut wide stock that space is largely unused. But the sticks kept slowly "walking" across the table when the saw was running. Then I'd start the saw for a cut and couldn't reach the push stick I need. Got fed up with that and made this thing, we'll see how it works. Eventually, I want to make an overarm or ceiling hung blade guard/dust hood, and will move the push sticks there.
 

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What a great idea. Might have to make me one. Thanks for sharing
 

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"necessity is the mother of invention"... I really like this setup. Nice design and setup sawdust!
 

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yeah thats a great way to keep em handy,ive got mine mounted on my fence also.
 
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