Push Block Bonanza

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Project by Tooch posted 10-02-2015 05:50 PM 966 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a bunch of scraps of plywood from a recent projects from the “Honey-Do” list. They way they were cut didn’t leave much usable stock, so I decided to make push sticks for the kids at shool.

I’ve found this type to be great for cutting really thin strips pine as the stock is supported on both sides (see pic 2).

Hope fully this set lasts at least into next school year, but at the rate they go through them I may run out by Christmas!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#1 posted 10-02-2015 06:19 PM

That is really cool. Hopefully they will last the kids for a while. I bet the kids go thru a lot of them. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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woodshaver (Tony)

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#2 posted 10-02-2015 08:06 PM

Scraps! This is a good way to make use of them Tooch! Very cool!

-- 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 10-02-2015 08:58 PM

That’s a great heart you have there Mr. Touch. It’s sad that so many don’t appreciate teachers more. As the son and brother of educators, I have a great respect for all that teachers do.

The use of scrap for the kids is cool too. Good way to show them to waste nothing. They might not get it now, but ten or twenty years down the line they will.

I think I have some scrap laying around that I don’t have plans for yet…until now.

-- There are rarely any mistakes made in turning, but there are a lot of on-the-fly design modifications!

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#4 posted 10-02-2015 09:00 PM

Push blocks are one of the best uses I’ve found for scrap plywood.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#5 posted 10-02-2015 10:48 PM

Great job. I spent a few hours cutting a bunch of push blocks so I’d always have some handy. Gotta protect those fingers!!

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#6 posted 10-08-2015 02:31 AM

Can never have too many push sticks!! keep ‘em handy!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 10-28-2015 12:05 AM

Push sticks are like clamps….......... then, Ditto Jim above.

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

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