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GustheMaker

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04-17-2020 05:36 PM

...so I used “insert canvas” in Fusion 360 to bring in a pic of one of my saw handles. This made it easy to design one and make it on my DIY CNC. This particular one is made from 2 pieces of 12mm Baltic Birch. I included 1/4” holes in the design so I could use dowels to easily align the 2 halves. Or, I can use thicker plywood and make 2 at a time.

Stay safe and have fun,
Wally


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tvrgeek

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#1 posted 04-17-2020 06:27 PM

Nicely done. Of course I could trace one of my handles and whip it out on the band saw before you got your computer booted. :)

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#2 posted 04-17-2020 06:39 PM

welcome to the forum, Wally.
nice CNC work – and a very functional item.
you will see that the saw handle is nice to have on some tools.
but, must be in the proper orientation to work with you and the tools.
I traced this one out from an actual saw handle like Geek suggested.
it is cherry with hand routered edges.

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-- there is no educational alternative to having a front row seat in the School of Hard Knocks. --

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GustheMaker

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#3 posted 04-17-2020 06:45 PM



Nicely done. Of course I could trace one of my handles and whip it out on the band saw before you got your computer booted. :)

- tvrgeek

Lol! No doubt – but then I could make 10 more while you made your second one. ;)

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AMZ

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#4 posted 04-17-2020 06:52 PM

Very nicely done! That style is far safer than push sticks.

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#5 posted 04-17-2020 06:59 PM


Nicely done. Of course I could trace one of my handles and whip it out on the band saw before you got your computer booted. :)

- tvrgeek

Lol! No doubt – but then I could make 10 more while you made your second one. ;)

- GustheMaker

LOL! Funny how some people actually think using a CNC is Real Wood Working?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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Dark_Lightning

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#6 posted 04-18-2020 03:09 PM

I like it! I lunched the push stick that came with my saw; I think I’ll make one. I do have a Gripper, though.

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#7 posted 04-18-2020 03:26 PM

Nice job on that, Wally, but what are you gonna do when you need to rip stuff thinner that your push stick?......... Jerry (in Tucson)

-- Jerry (in Tucson) www.woodturnerstools.com

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GustheMaker

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#8 posted 04-18-2020 03:44 PM



Nice job on that, Wally, but what are you gonna do when you need to rip stuff thinner that your push stick?......... Jerry (in Tucson)

- Nubsnstubs

Not to get all CNCish, but I made material_thickness a “User Parameter” in Fusion 360 so I can easily make different thicknesses. I have some that are a single 12mm sheet thick. Also – as easy as they are to crank out now, I view them as sacrificial. I just finished this one up nicely because I used pics of it to offer the CNC file on Etsy (for $2).

Thanks,
Wally

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bandit571

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#9 posted 04-18-2020 03:49 PM

I merely used an old hand saw handle….added 1/4” plywood for a new “Blade” set the handle high enough to be just above the tablesaw’s fence. For all the wider stuff, I use a $2 yellow plastic push stick from Menard’s.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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bandit571

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#10 posted 04-18-2020 05:02 PM

Such as these two…

Left the bottom bolt out on purpose….just in case…

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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Kelly

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#11 posted 04-18-2020 06:19 PM

I don’t have a CNC toy, but do have a carver. Both take talent. More to the point, both work wood. Of course, the CNC, like my tablesaw / bandsaw1 / bandsaw2 / over-arm pin router / router / router table and so on all work more efficiently than the router plane, hand saw, chisels, carving knives and so on.

Was just looking at BEAUTIFUL work that, if done by hand, would cost as much as my house to use on cabinets and such, but, thanks to technology, I could just put out the ten k and save a couple hundred thousand.

Nicely done. Of course I could trace one of my handles and whip it out on the band saw before you got your computer booted. :)

- tvrgeek

Lol! No doubt – but then I could make 10 more while you made your second one. ;)

- GustheMaker

LOL! Funny how some people actually think using a CNC is Real Wood Working?

- Andre


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Kelly

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#12 posted 04-18-2020 06:21 PM

I, kinda, believe in push blocks /shoes and sticks. A lot of them, in fact.

Nice job on that, Wally, but what are you gonna do when you need to rip stuff thinner that your push stick?......... Jerry (in Tucson)

- Nubsnstubs

Not to get all CNCish, but I made material_thickness a “User Parameter” in Fusion 360 so I can easily make different thicknesses. I have some that are a single 12mm sheet thick. Also – as easy as they are to crank out now, I view them as sacrificial. I just finished this one up nicely because I used pics of it to offer the CNC file on Etsy (for $2).

Thanks,
Wally

- GustheMaker


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GustheMaker

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#13 posted 04-18-2020 08:16 PM



I don t have a CNC toy, but do have a carver. Both take talent. More to the point, both work wood. Of course, the CNC, like my tablesaw / bandsaw1 / bandsaw2 / over-arm pin router / router / router table and so on all work more efficiently than the router plane, hand saw, chisels, carving knives and so on.

Was just looking at BEAUTIFUL work that, if done by hand, would cost as much as my house to use on cabinets and such, but, thanks to technology, I could just put out the ten k and save a couple hundred thousand.

Nicely done. Of course I could trace one of my handles and whip it out on the band saw before you got your computer booted. :)

- tvrgeek

Lol! No doubt – but then I could make 10 more while you made your second one. ;)

- GustheMaker

LOL! Funny how some people actually think using a CNC is Real Wood Working?

- Andre

- Kelly

Yeah, I decided to just ignore that. I mean – it’s a push stick, not an heirloom blanket chest or something :)

Also, I BUILT my CNC from scratch…

I just like making stuff – metal stuff, wood stuff, manually, with CNC, etc.

Thanks,
Wally

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SMP

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#14 posted 04-18-2020 08:40 PM



Such as these two…

Left the bottom bolt out on purpose….just in case…

- bandit571

I actually like this idea and may steal it. I grab whatever old disstons i can at the ReStore center for $2 or $3 and have amassed a bunch with plates that are too brittle to set. May confiscate the handles for push sticks lol.

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Foghorn

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#15 posted 04-19-2020 01:07 AM

I’d love to have a CNC but it just doesn’t make sense for the volume and building I do. Just another tool that takes a lot of skill to use.

-- Darrel

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