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Blog entry by Tootles posted 02-25-2012 12:39 PM 4883 reads 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I walked into my shed a little while ago with nothing particular planned. As I walked in I saw a squarish piece of MDF on my bench. As I looked at it I could have sworn that it spoke to me. This is what it said:

”I’d be really good as a pusher for the circular saw”

So I pulled out the hole saw and jig saw, filed and sanded off some edges and this is what that square piece of MDF looks like now …

Now that piece of MDF is back with its old friend, to whom it was once joined, that also became a saw push stick, though of a different shape.

After all this, I’m not sure what worries me the most – that I heard voices in my head, or that it was common old MDF that I heard instead of the indigenous solid timber that I have stacked in the corner!

Help!

-- I may have lost my marbles, but I still have my love of woodworking



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stefang

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#1 posted 02-25-2012 01:35 PM

Well done. The no. 1 safety device in the shop!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Gabe C.

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#2 posted 02-25-2012 01:36 PM

I don’t know what you’re worried about. I never hear my materials telling me what I need to know. Maybe I need to turn the radio down…

-- If I could just get this whole "Time/Money" problem figured out...

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patron

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#3 posted 02-25-2012 02:18 PM

the only voices i hear anymore
are my 100 lb dog buddy
saying

“i need another treat …. NOW” !

need to make one of these *’ long
with a fork on the end

to push him back

i make mine from scrap ply
with the outside grain running across
so the little fin left
doesn’t collapse when it breaks
wide enough to re-cut and keep going

make 6-8 at a time from the first one cut
with the handle high enough
to clear the fence after months of re-trimming
can’t have to many

-- 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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Tootles

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#4 posted 02-27-2012 11:46 AM

Patron, I like the shape of your push stick. The next time I hear a piece of wood talk to me, I’m going to cut it that shape.

Mike, I must admit that I haven’t used it yet. But I think the new one will keep my hands further away from trouble than the first.

-- I may have lost my marbles, but I still have my love of woodworking

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 02-27-2012 12:21 PM

Every woodworker needs a push stick and these sure look like they’ll do the trick.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com/

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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DIYaholic

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#6 posted 02-27-2012 12:32 PM

My voices tell me to procrastinate…...
There by reducing the risk of injury!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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Tootles

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#7 posted 04-19-2012 01:16 PM

It happened again!

I found another piece of the same MDF that was just the right size for a push stick something like Patron’s.

Hmmm, I think I could have done a better job of getting those smooth curves that Patron has so right, but that’s what experience does for you I guess.

-- I may have lost my marbles, but I still have my love of woodworking

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