Push Sticks Beech & Purple Heart

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Project by Ken90712 posted 02-24-2010 12:42 PM 4343 views 6 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I know there not much, but as few of you know the back-yard remodel has taken me out of the shop. A Buddy of mine just got a table saw for his ongoing house remodel. I thought WOW, I can make something real quick out of the wood he gave me from when his father passed away. One is beech wood the other purple heart. I missed the saw dust!!!! LOL Fancy wood for push sticks I know, but he gave me a crate full & it was the least I could do.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#1 posted 02-24-2010 12:48 PM

No bubinga Kent… pretty snazzy push stick all the same…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#2 posted 02-24-2010 12:49 PM

I’m sure he will hang ‘em on the wall as a beautiful collectibles…LOL
Nice work Ken.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 02-24-2010 01:44 PM

I guess that is the problem with doing as good of a job on a tool / jig as you did. the first scratch you get on them makes you want to cry!

-- Every neighborhood has an eccentric neighbor. I wondered for years "who was ours?" Then I realized it was me.

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#4 posted 02-24-2010 02:30 PM

Excellent tools! Definitely look better than store bought.

-- Mike ...Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction

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#5 posted 02-24-2010 02:55 PM

Those are very nice. However, I know I would never want to use them. I would probably display them. My pushsticks often get nicked. That’s what they are for. Much better to nick a pushstick than to nick a finger.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#6 posted 02-24-2010 03:09 PM

Those are nice. How thick are those?

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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#7 posted 02-24-2010 03:15 PM

Wow, they are way too pretty to use as intended but kudos to you for a fantastic job on them.


-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#8 posted 02-24-2010 04:01 PM

Pretty nice, but to nice to use.

-- Built in a Barn Bob

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#9 posted 02-24-2010 04:24 PM

I’m still waiting for an all ebony push stick…

-- ~the turtle

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#10 posted 02-24-2010 04:46 PM

Nice. I just use scrap and cut a notch in the end :)
I would be afraid to use those, they are too pretty.

-- You can get more with a kind word and a 2 by 4, than you can with just a kind word.

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#11 posted 02-24-2010 05:49 PM

Thx guys, These were from scraps that were left over from things I made with the wood my buddy gave me. As mentioned before his father was a minister and wood-worker and gave me a crate of exoctic wood he left him, so I want to make something that would remind him of his father. 3/4 inch seems to fit nicely….

Had to make something, I miss you guys!!!! Backyard remodel almost done! LOL

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#12 posted 02-24-2010 06:08 PM

Those are very thoughtful and well executed.

-- Barry,

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#13 posted 02-24-2010 07:51 PM

Nice Push sticks!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#14 posted 02-24-2010 10:15 PM

great looking push sticks… don’t chew them up too badly…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#15 posted 02-25-2010 04:06 AM

The first one looks like Cherry to me : ) Nice sticks

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

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