methods of work #11: resaw push block

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Blog entry by Loren posted 05-28-2013 08:58 PM 1653 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I made this push block for resawing on my Hitachi – which
takes a 3” blade with 1.3 tpi, so it’s very aggressive when
it cuts.

The pushing cleats are tacked on with a couple of wire nails –
they are meant to get wrecked and replaced.

The handle is angled up and I can hold onto it in a variety
of ways. The benefit is it lets me concentrate pressure
low down without bumping my knuckles. The handle
is attached with an angled through tenon. I think I
cut the cheeks on a band saw and the shoulders
by hand.

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#1 posted 05-28-2013 10:18 PM

looks good and effective

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#2 posted 05-28-2013 11:14 PM

Do you have a photo of it in action??

-- Art, Pittsburgh.

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#3 posted 05-29-2013 01:09 AM

Sorry, no. I work alone and seldom use the resaw -
I’d have to bring somebody up special to shoot a

You can read a bit about the machine here:

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#4 posted 05-29-2013 11:43 PM

great push block.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#5 posted 05-30-2013 12:24 AM

Better than having to remember to get your thumb
out of the way, eh?

In practice I have the push block laying on the
bandsaw table the the right of the blade.
The fence is to the left and I feed the work
by hand until I reach the last foot or so -
then I grab the block as quick as I safely can
and start pushing with it to finish the cut.

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