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Project by Routerisstillmyname posted 1267 days ago 2063 views 7 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

No showstopper or eye candy here. Just few push blocks with modular design. The handle can be used with different blocks as required by different table saw or jointing jobs. And the push notch is adjustable for different depth on wood thickness and replaceable. Two-sided tape secures the replaceable pad.

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BigTiny

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#1 posted 1267 days ago

If I were to make these, I’d use a sliding dovetail to hold the handle on. More secure.

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Bricofleur

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#2 posted 1267 days ago

Nice job, with all edges rounded over. Clever. Aren’t you afraid the dowels will come loose eventually? I also like the idea of using sliding dovetails. Can I ask where you purchased your knurled nuts? Last week I tried at my local hardware store, but in vain.

Best,

Serge

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Routerisstillmyname

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#3 posted 1267 days ago

Aren’t you afraid the dowels will come loose eventually?

No, because when you use these you are pushing forward and not lifting and the beauty of the dowel is simplicity. Also the dowels are 99% of the time slightly over-sized and you can cut fresh ones. and and if you are really concerned you can add a double-sided tape under the handle.

knurled nuts can be found at sears hardware store and Ace hardware store and also lowe’s

THX

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.

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Bricofleur

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#4 posted 1267 days ago

Great! Thanks for all your answers. Again, clever! I don’t know why, but I never thought of that. It’s so simple and easy. This is why I like this site so much – sharing great ideas.

Best,

Serge

http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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

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AaronK

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#5 posted 1267 days ago

yeah, exactly. and if the dowels eventually “wear out” and become permanently loose… just use new dowels :-)

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Routerisstillmyname

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#6 posted 1267 days ago

Well, the idea is not to leave the dowels in the handle or handle inserted in the block at all time. when you need to use it, you pop in a two fresh dowels and plug the handle in. when your done and if you’re not going to use it any time soon,you take it apart. nothing is glued.

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.

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BigTiny

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#7 posted 1267 days ago

Sliding dovetails need not be permanent eithyer. Just make them a touch loose so they slide on and off without bonding, then you have the interchanging ability of the dowels with the added security.

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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Dandog

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#8 posted 1267 days ago

ha sliding dove tail that’s a great idea .make them fat and sturdy.I would go with the Dovetails myself .Very smart Tiny.

-- life an woodworking is one big experiment

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steliart

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#9 posted 1266 days ago

Dowels are a very nice idea and if you think about strength you can always make them a bit thicker.
Thank you for the Post

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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