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Project by BigDaddyO posted 12-29-2014 12:49 PM 4053 views 8 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have a little youtube channel and it seems like the majority of the comments I get on my videos are either the Audio is Horrible or, your fingers are too close to the saw blade.

I decided to do something about both of those. I picked up a new Video camera and Shotgun mic for xmas and I also made myself a new push stick. This is definitely a poke at the safety trolls. Not sure how much I’m actually going to use this one but it was pretty fun to make. This was my second attempt at relief carving. I’m pretty happy with the carving, but the painting is just, eh…

You can see the build video here:
http://youtu.be/ykinMSHiSQY

-- www.bigdaddyoworkshop.com





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#1 posted 12-29-2014 01:32 PM

OK, caught my eye right off the bat. Nifty, gotta make me one of those.

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#2 posted 12-29-2014 01:38 PM

Cool, unique, fun….
What’s not to love!!!

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#3 posted 12-29-2014 02:31 PM

Whimsical and practical! A little scary on the optics when you think of the safety of fingers, but to the point!

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#4 posted 12-29-2014 02:33 PM

I love it.

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#5 posted 12-29-2014 03:25 PM

That’s a pretty cool idea!

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#6 posted 12-29-2014 03:34 PM

For about thirty-five years my rule was that if the saw was more than an inch away from the fence, I’d hook two fingers over the fence and use my hand because I didn’t trust push sticks. Never had an accident but in the wisdom of my older years I’ve decided that discretion is the better part of valor and now use a shoe style pusher kind of like this one.
I still think that the standard push stick is a scary tool but I like yours particularly because it graphically illustrates how a good pusher simulates the control that you can get with your hand.

Good one!

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#7 posted 12-29-2014 04:35 PM

That is a very nifty idea. The first time that push stick gets nicked by the blade you will be glad it wasn’t your real fingers. I love the look of it.

Shipwright; I have also done the 2 fingers over the fence. Probably most wood workers have at one time or another. Maybe that push stick could be made with 2 fingers that hook over the fence :)

-- Marty, Ohio

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#8 posted 12-29-2014 06:49 PM

Pretty cool but I think you should cut off the tip of one of the fingers and paint it red; just for a reminder :)

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#9 posted 12-29-2014 11:31 PM

Glad you all liked it.

I was thinking about putting a band-aid on one of the fingers…

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#10 posted 12-29-2014 11:50 PM

Big smile.
Finally a way to make ‘Saw Stop’ cut a finger…
Happy new year,
Mads

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#11 posted 12-30-2014 12:41 AM

Great idea! And a bandaid would be the perfect addition to it!

-- Dean

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#12 posted 12-30-2014 12:53 AM

That is scary. Nice Job!

Charlie

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#13 posted 12-30-2014 01:54 AM

I like this idea a lot.

I envision a whole line of push sticks in this style. There would be the foot, the elbow, the tongue, the …

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#14 posted 12-30-2014 02:12 AM

Way Cool

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#15 posted 12-30-2014 02:36 AM

Great stick !
and the audio and new camera works great also, audio sounds fine and loud. A lot of people make videos and you cannot hear them speak, but yours is great. What mic did you buy? I need one also.

-- Barry, Louisiana

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