|Project by kiefer||posted 02-17-2015 07:47 PM||4603 views||32 times favorited||30 comments|
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 .