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Project by mafe posted 09-12-2010 01:22 PM 2682 views 5 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Push Fish
From the fishermans workshop…

Ok, here are another ‘can’t live without’ jig from Mad F, the Viking fisherman!
A piece of scrap plywood, and two minutes of work ‘Viola’ you have the fishermans push stick.

Follow the pictures and make your own, notice the shape of the mouth are importent to secure the grib on the board. (My first version on the drawing did not grab, but after a little adjusting it ‘bites’).

I made also a thin strip jig, and a table saw hight gauge, you might find interesting.

Hope this can bring a smile to the kids, and perhaps even you,

Best thoughts, and a wet smile,

MaFe – the Mad(s)

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





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rivergirl

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#1 posted 09-12-2010 01:28 PM

I think he should be a push shark. :) Cute idea…

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#2 posted 09-12-2010 01:39 PM

great idea.
My kids lock themselves in my shop and lock me out. :)
Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#3 posted 09-12-2010 01:41 PM

Too cool MaFe, I love it!

-- Dale, Oregon

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#4 posted 09-12-2010 01:54 PM

good stuff! the tail looks very ergonomic.

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...

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mafe

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#5 posted 09-12-2010 02:17 PM

Jubiiii, you guessed it was a shark, thank you Kelly. (I think it became a mix of dolphin and shark…).
Jamie, I smile, they can probaly feel all the love there…
Souichiro, thank you, go and make one.
Moshel, Yes it’s really nice to use, and if you have some odd shaped pieces to cut you can use this end to push.
Ohhhh – I forgot to write ‘DONT DO THIS AT HOME’...
All responsability are on behalf of the irresponsable parents, and if the fish should suffer from any damage please contact your nearest animals rights orginasation.
Peace,
Mads

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

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#6 posted 09-12-2010 02:25 PM

Vertical tail fin. Definitely a shark.

-- Tom

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#7 posted 09-12-2010 02:46 PM

well done mads ,
myself ,
i would make it more like a swordfish ,
so the ‘nose ’ holds the front down more ,
and it can’t flip up and over the stick ,
why i don’t use those ones
with a notch in the end .

did you catch this in the rhine !
that’s a long way from the ocean for a shark , lol .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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mafe

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#8 posted 09-12-2010 03:07 PM

Thank you Tom, I’m free of doubts now.
Hi my dear David,
Make one and show me!
We can have a duel if I make one too – en garde!
The Paris river Seine are not so full of fish… So I think it will be a Danish herring perhaps!
Smile,
Mads

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

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Bricofleur

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#9 posted 09-12-2010 03:22 PM

No fisherman story here. Your pictures show the truth as well as the size. I wonder who will ‘catch’ a bigger one. Did you catch yours in your whole pile of scraps?

Well thought Mads!

Best,

Serge

http://atelierdubricoleur.spaces.live.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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#10 posted 09-12-2010 03:27 PM

Almost a shame to use it. ;-)

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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#11 posted 09-12-2010 07:15 PM

ooh, ooh, I have a wood shark…..I made his mouth wide open so he hooks up on the wood easily.

Not sure why the pic is so small, here is the photobucket link:
http://s92.photobucket.com/albums/l36/twokidsnosleep/bandsaw/

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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Div

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#12 posted 09-12-2010 10:35 PM

Ah, yes. Trust our international woodworker, MAD to dream up such a quirky push stick. He,he!

Can I do one in the shape of some wild African animal? Will be more suitable to the Bushman.

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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#13 posted 09-12-2010 10:47 PM

Try again

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#14 posted 09-13-2010 09:30 AM

Wicked =D

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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mafe

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#15 posted 09-13-2010 11:57 AM

Hi,
Thank you for the comments.
Twokidsnosleep, thats a wonderful pushstick, and a real shark indeed, so cool.
Div, I’ll try!
Serge, now I just have to add you high performance system to it…
Martyn, yes it might be a slaughter.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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