Revised "Jointer Push Stick"

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Project by spanky46 posted 04-12-2009 06:19 PM 6982 views 23 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my version of Bluchz’s “Big Jointer Push Stick”. Mulberry and Maple
For all who suggested that screws in the bottom of the heel plate was a bad idea I made the changes!
The last two pics are before I made the changes!

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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#1 posted 04-12-2009 06:21 PM

Nice. I need to make one of these.

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#2 posted 04-12-2009 06:25 PM

I like it.
add me to the list of jocks that need to make one!

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#3 posted 04-12-2009 06:30 PM

I like this as well. Like Darryl and Giz I need to make one of these too. I have more “respect” for my jointer than any other tool I own so one of these would go a long way towards making jointing a safer operation.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 04-12-2009 06:35 PM

simple but useful, i like that.

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#5 posted 04-12-2009 07:01 PM

Hi Spanky;

I like that. I made one, not quite so nice, and I mounted the handle the opposite way.

Seemed like a good idea, since I was reaching back to the end of the board. It works well.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#6 posted 04-12-2009 08:06 PM

I need to make one of those….very nice..still suffering with thumb injury from thanksgiving nite kickback from joiner. great job

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#7 posted 04-12-2009 10:05 PM

I like your push stick and the machine it’s used on. They are both impressive!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#8 posted 04-12-2009 10:24 PM

very nice shop safety project . I was considering making one with an additional knob towards the front for better pressure distribution.

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#9 posted 04-12-2009 10:45 PM

This is a great push stick. Add me to the list of “I need to make one of those!” My hands are very small so something that would give me better control such as this is always welcomed, ya know? Thanks for sharing!

-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!

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#10 posted 04-12-2009 11:11 PM

Great idea. The only thing I will do different is to definitely NOT put screws in the rear of the push stick like that. One slip and you’ll have a ruined set of blades.

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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#11 posted 04-13-2009 01:30 AM

I really like your push stick as well. Mine works well enough, but it sure doesn’t look like yours. Nice work.

-- Chris

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#12 posted 04-13-2009 01:50 AM

Well I am impressed with that. More safety in the shop! Count my fingers!

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

Well that’s a lot nicer than the one i made. Mine was pine and oak scraps. With the oak inlay(is that the right term?) anyway i like the saw handle. it looks sturdier(is that a word?) and definitley no screws except to hold the handle on mine.Wish i had a jointer also still saving, Ive been using mine on the table saw and router table.

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#14 posted 04-13-2009 03:01 AM

I noticed the screws also. Looks like a great push stick otherwise.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia †

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#15 posted 04-13-2009 03:14 AM

Nice push stick. I will have to remember your’s when I refurb and use the jointer that I have. Thanks for sharing.

-- A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things. There will be sleeping enough in the grave. ~Benjamin Franklin

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