ultimate push block

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Project by drewnahant posted 1676 days ago 3189 views 16 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I based the handle on the tote of a Stanley Jack plane figuring it would be a more comfortable and controllable push block. the handle is old growth cherry i’ve had laying around my shop for about 15 years, finished with buffed bee’s wax. the lower part is just pine, held on with a sliding dovetail, so it can be changed out for different widths, and replaced if I have an errant cut. the ball in the center has a threaded insert in it which drives a threaded rod down into the dovetail to lock it. I will never cut a quick plywood pushblock again!!

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#1 posted 1676 days ago

Wow, Now thats what i call a push stick… form and design.. right on the mark… i gotta get me one of these!!

-- David, New Bedford, ma.

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Don Newton

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#2 posted 1676 days ago

Talk about “Over the top”! I love it! Welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- Don, Pittsburgh

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 1675 days ago

Hey that is really cool. It is nice to turn that wood laying around you shop into such a thing of beauty!

Very nice work. You’ll appreciate that pusher every time you use it.


ps. I made a pusher plate for my router table. It is plywood but the handle on top was copied from my dad’s old hand saw and also comes off for use on a new piece of wood

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

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#4 posted 1675 days ago

very good idea

-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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#5 posted 1675 days ago

Wow Drew thats an amazing push stick you and Kent can start your own high end push stick business.

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 1675 days ago

I thought I was doing good to whip out a quickie push block a couple of nights ago. I was real proud of it… it works well, but it sure doesn’t hold a candle to what you came up with… really nice… I’ll say it again, I am in awe of what comes up on this site…

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#7 posted 1675 days ago


-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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#8 posted 1675 days ago

I might just have to make me one of these. That is dynamite.

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

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#9 posted 1673 days ago

That there be a purty hefty push stick… the replacement idea…!

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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#10 posted 1438 days ago

Wauuuu, that’s a push stick – the ultimate one!
Beautiful work, I love it.

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#11 posted 1200 days ago

Well done, versatile and sexy.
how did you make it?
...did you turn the ball? how did you thread the rod to the stick?, did you use a lot of router work, scrolling sawing, and the like?

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#12 posted 1038 days ago

That is a awesome looking pushblock – THat is absolutly on my list of builds…

Thanks for sharing

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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#13 posted 1038 days ago

I really like the replacement method

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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