Of all of the jigs in the woodshop, the push block or push stick is usually one of the first that is built. I have qualifications that govern a utilitarian project like this. For one, I rarely purchase materials since scraps can often suffice. Other parameters are to make minimal cuts and processing since these are not that critical. I much prefer wooden push blocks over the plastic ones I’ve seeen. The plastic ones(besides having to be purchased) seem to not grip the wood as ...
Last year I got a pile of Ash logs from the city when they were taking down beetle infested trees in my neighborhood.I’ve been using bits of it here and there for small projects and barbecues.I’m doing a small table for my lady and have taken photos of my process for milling firewood sized chunks into thin slats for a rustic tabletop. Here be the log:I use the jointer to square two sides. All I need is two flat and square reference surfaces to register against the fence and ta...
A push stick that I made for my bandsaw, after reading a tip from the October 2014 issue of Fine Woodworking
Everyone has their opinion on push sticks. I have read some arguments in forums on what push stick is better. Bottom line if they attribute to more safety then use them. Each situation may require a different push stick. Here are a few of the push sticks I have in my shop. The Good:Recently Metthias Wandel posted his favorite push sticks on his website so I thought I would give them a try. They have become my go to sticks for small (less than ~15” long) pieces. They are the red stick...
I am not a wood professional. I don’t aspire to be one. Woodworking is more creative release than handyman ability, or craft. While I hope to learn how to craft wood, I do not stay up nights pining for the day I can make the perfect hand cut dovetail joinery, but that’s the game I play and my involvement with this so far. I remember once upon a time where I just wanted to have a decent tone on the flute and would worry about the ornamentation and “other” stuff late...
View on YouTube Just something I had to do. Esperanto version here: [link]
I did a little review of a few plastic gadgets I have and use in my shop. I cover the GluBot, the Preppin’ Weapon, and the Grr-ripper. These all fall under the category of “should have turned out to be junky plastic crap, but weren’t”. Let me know what you think… http://dcwwoodworks.com/blog/2016/6/28/favorite-plastic-shop-gadgets
Hello colleagues, I was flattered with the responses to my posted project Super-Gripper shopmade pusher (it went to TOP 3). So, figured I would elaborate a little on this jig. It is an awesome pusher for the repetitive cuts, especially on the very narrow planks. It makes the task safe, easy and easily repeatable . It also significantly cuts back on the fine dust that flies to you face during the ripping operation, especially if you have a dust collector hooked up to the saw (the lower cham...
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