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My Acrylic Push Sticks & Thin Strip Ripper Guide

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Project by BigFoot Products Canada posted 02-28-2009 03:48 AM 4131 views 14 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Nothing to write home about, but I thought I’d share my acrylic pushsticks and thin strip ripper guide.
I used 4 earth magnets inset in the base of the thin strip ripper guide. They hold it in place really well.
Actually I just made these ones today (and used DaveR’s inserts he told me about to hold the handle) for my brother-lin-law who’s visiting and leaving in the morning.
So along with the Shop Made Grip-N-Rip I’m giving him he now has a set of these also.
Dam I’m a nice guy..LOL

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firecaster

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#1 posted 02-28-2009 04:00 AM

I may have to copy these.

-- Father of two sons. Both Eagle Scouts.

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BigFoot Products Canada

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#2 posted 02-28-2009 04:13 AM

LOL.. Go ahead.. A local boat builder recently went out of business here and he placed an ad saying FREE Teak and acrylic. Can you believe it. Well I went and I was blown away.. He has OVER a 5000 (that’s five thousand) square ft building with barley enough room left to walk into, piled about 4 ft high of material.
People were loading pickups and vans to the roof almost breaking the springs.. I took tons of acrylic.. along with some teak.. but mostly acrylic.. cause I love makin jigs.

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David

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#3 posted 02-28-2009 06:21 AM

David -

Very cool. Nothing beats a well made jig!

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toyguy

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#4 posted 02-28-2009 02:10 PM

Definitely has given me some ideas. Thanks

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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SteveMO

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#5 posted 02-28-2009 02:15 PM

Plastics shop next door where I worked moved. I got several sheets od 3/4 thick acrylic for free. Your post just gave me some ideas how to use some of it Thanks. Nice work on the equipment you made.

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prez

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#6 posted 02-28-2009 03:44 PM

i like the magnets idea…that would work for some of my wooden jigs… be nice to have a source for acrylic where the “price is right”...what did you use to cut each piece? TS?

-- George..." I love the smell of a workshop in the morning!"

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cabinetmaster

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#7 posted 02-28-2009 03:51 PM

Man, you just gave me another idea for all the pieces of solid surface material I have and am getting for free from scraps at a local cabinet top builder. Thanks David.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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pitchnsplinters

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#8 posted 03-01-2009 07:12 AM

I like them and may end up copying.

-- Just 'cause a cat has kittens in the oven, it don't make 'em biscuits.

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BigFoot Products Canada

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#9 posted 03-01-2009 07:41 AM

Prez,
I used the tablesaw and bandsaw to cut them… I used my scrollsaw to cut the channel.

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#10 posted 11-14-2010 04:49 AM

Really nice jigs dave going to atempt to create some myself so let me ask ,if you were going to glue this material together what glue would u use? And where to buy this material at a resonable price thanks….....

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