Jointer Pushers

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 04-30-2017 02:28 AM 1364 views 2 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are a couple pusher blocks I made from some scrap walnut for our jointer in the Arizona shop. I made a few out of 2×4’s, just to have something to keep my hands away from the cutters, but they were pretty crude.

These were modeled after the yellow plastic ones that came with my Grizzly jointer… as seen in the last shot. I did not spend a lot of time on finishing- just made them to be comfortable in your hand. The handles are doweled, screwed and glued to the base and they have a soft rubber glued to the bottom with contact cement. I tried epoxy in a sample, but it did not hold to the rubber very well .

They are finished with clear enamel.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#1 posted 04-30-2017 02:51 AM

Great job on these Jim. They have to look really cool sitting on the jointer. Safety first,

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#2 posted 04-30-2017 03:10 AM

Good job Jim. Safety can be pretty too !!

-- Mark -- Really we're not crazy, just "Limited Editions" -- --

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#3 posted 04-30-2017 03:43 AM

Cool mate.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#4 posted 04-30-2017 04:05 AM

I’m a little upset that your brand isn’t all over them…only kidding brother.
Those came out great.

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#5 posted 04-30-2017 04:11 AM

You must protect yourself at all time might as well do it in style! Nice work on these Jim !

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

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#6 posted 04-30-2017 04:19 AM


I found the ones that came with my jointer ended up slipping more that they pushed. I made some that look more like table saw push sticks for the “rear” position. They give me more control.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#7 posted 04-30-2017 06:32 AM

Great idea, and they look like they will do a fine job for you.
. . . now if only I had a jointer . . . :(

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 04-30-2017 06:38 PM

Thanks you all for the nice comments.

Hi tony. I just may get out the branding iron and put my mark on them!!

Hi Lew. On all the 2×4 ones I made in Az, I put a small cleat on the back for pushing. Someone clipped it off a couple times. I tried these against my Grizzly ones these grab much better. I use a soft rough surface rubber – about 1/8” thick. If I have a slipping problem, I made the bottom thick enough that I can screw a cleat on the back. I guess one could push with the front end and use the down pressure on the left one on the outfeed table.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#9 posted 04-30-2017 08:03 PM

Nice job Jim, that’ll save the fingers :)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#10 posted 04-30-2017 08:08 PM

Definitely better lookin than those yellow ones. :)

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

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#11 posted 04-30-2017 09:34 PM

Thanks Pete and Roger and Bob!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#12 posted 04-30-2017 09:36 PM

Those look wonderful Jim. A first rate job and very classy looking.

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#13 posted 04-30-2017 10:26 PM

What! You’re Pushing Joints now?! :)

Oh… they’re Jointer Pushers…

... it’s amazing how just the sequence can change things isn’t it? :)

COOL Pushers… :)

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#14 posted 04-30-2017 10:56 PM

Nice push block.

Where was the rubber from for the bottoms?

I’ve always thought old mouse pads would be good for that use. I’ve got a bunch of old mouse pads floating around the house just waiting for me to make some push blocks.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#15 posted 05-01-2017 01:01 AM

They look pretty snazzy, I have some of the plastic ones with handle angled to one side, for jointing I put a sharp screw through each corner, Just pokes through and really grip well when pushing wood through the jointer, The little pokes are ok as the opposite side will be run through the thickness planner once the one side is flat. I use all rough lumber. Works better than anything I have tried.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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