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Project by kiefer posted 02-17-2015 07:47 PM 4359 views 32 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my push stick selection I have been working on for the last little while and I think I am getting close to something I like .
What I was looking for is a device that is steady and the the first one I came up with did not meet that requirement so I added an outrigger which worked better but when using it on thicker narrow material the outrigger will not push and support both pieces and also tilt exessevly .
The search continued and the one in the first pictures is a lot closer .
The list of requirements are as follows .
It must contain no metal parts in case there is a Saw Stop in my future, be able to clear the fully raised saw blade ,be steady in use and be able to attach to the fence if desired for narrow pieces but also support both pieces and also have good gripping options for my hand .
This version is made of Baltic birch plywood and is doweled and glued and the adjustment parts are made of plastic the centre shoe is easely moveble as well as the outside support The bottow of the tree shoes as well as the three heals are covered with a high friction material .
The guide that attaches to the fence is a simple horse shoe shaped piece that slides over the boss on the side of the jig and in this position I can cut strips down to 3/8” in width and for narrower strips I use a thin strip jig .

I will stop here with the explanation and let the pictures do the talking .
I will demo this on thursday at our local wood workers guild meeting and see what else can be done .


Thanks for taking a look and good or bad comments and questions are always welcome .


-- Kiefer

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#1 posted 02-17-2015 07:58 PM

Well thought out Klaus. Looks like you’ll get a lot of use out of this nice tool.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#2 posted 02-17-2015 08:22 PM

I must tell you Klaus when I saw the title in my email I wasn’t expecting to see such a well thought out “Push Stick”. My mind painted a stick with a notch on the end in my head. What a surprise to see this well designed gem! I should of known better! Nice project and nicely done!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#3 posted 02-17-2015 08:55 PM

I certainly see a lot of good ideas put into this klaus. This is something I was just talking to my brother about. Safety with ripping on a table saw. The bottom pad is what I need to install on mine for better control.
The adjust-ability is great. Your little helper is giving you more inspiration although I don’t see him. A must favorite for safety.
What is that on the side that looks like raspberries?

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#4 posted 02-17-2015 08:57 PM

Very interesting contraption. Should keep your fingers safe.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#5 posted 02-17-2015 09:27 PM

That’s a pretty fancy push stick there Kalus, You have included some well thought out features.
But for me, like the Grriper, it has to many adjustments to set before your ready to cut.
I think this is indeed a great tool if you are doing a lot of repetitive cuts, set it up and go.
I don’t think there will ever be a push stick that suits every woodworker, but if there is, I think you are on the right track.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#6 posted 02-17-2015 09:48 PM

Nice ideas and designs. I am sure “perfection” is just around the corner.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#7 posted 02-17-2015 10:01 PM

Interesting concept and design. What are your plastic fixtures? Are they commercially available or something you’ve come up with since I confess I don’t recognize them right off?

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#8 posted 02-17-2015 10:26 PM

That sure is a lot fancier and better designed than any push stick I ever made. Very nice…!

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#9 posted 02-17-2015 10:35 PM

Look in the plumbing department in a hardware store and you will find all kinds of fittings that can be adapted and seem to be good quailty .

-- Kiefer

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#10 posted 02-17-2015 11:14 PM

Wow, that one is VERY well thought out and has alot of features that will def help to have better controll over the work piece, while maintaining safty. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#11 posted 02-18-2015 01:24 AM

Hey Klaus. I like that rasberry bling you have on the side of it. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#12 posted 02-18-2015 02:14 AM

That is a pine cone LOL

-- Kiefer

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#13 posted 02-18-2015 03:24 AM

Great job on this jig, I can see it being very useful

-- Norman

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#14 posted 02-18-2015 04:32 AM

Nice, well thought out piece of gear. Klaus but I’ll be honest, I just don’t get complex pushers.
I use one that is very very much simpler and it does everything I ask.
However, when it comes to safety it is definitely an individual choice and if this works for you then it is the right choice.
Lots of good thinking here.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#15 posted 02-18-2015 08:59 AM

Klaus, I really like the features you’ve incorporated into this. The multiple hand holds and the sideways adjustable middle foot are among my favorites. I am trying to envision a situation when you would use the push block with the saw blade fully elevated and still need all that clearance above the piece being cut (probably overlooking the obvious here). Any chance of video being shot at your demo on Thursday?
Thanks for sharing another of your wonderful jigs.

-- God bless, Candy

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