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Push Shoes and a Thanks to Doug Stowe

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Project by NiteWalker posted 12-09-2012 02:19 AM 2770 views 6 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I watched a couple of doug stowe’s dvd’s on box and small cabinet making and took a liking to the push stick he uses. It looks comfortable to use and looks like it gives you a lot of control.

So I emailed him and asked if he had a diagram or drawing so I could make a few to try out.
He was nice enough to send me a diagram and he posted it on his blog as well so others can utilize the design.

I carefully made a master template out of 1/4” baltic birch plywood and then proceeded to make 4 push sticks from some 3/4” baltic birch plywood scraps I had. The way I made my template allows for easy pattern routing as I didn’t include the heel. I used 1/4” baltic birch plywood scraps to make those and just glued them in place.

All the edges except for the bottom are rounded over with a 1/4” radius roundover bit, then I gave them a quick sanding with 150 grit to smooth everything out. A hole for hanging completes them.

I really like this design, and kudos to Doug for sharing it.
One will be kept close by the table saw and router table for sure.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.





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#1 posted 12-09-2012 02:23 AM

Good job on the push sticks . I like mine so my hands further away from the blade

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#2 posted 12-09-2012 02:36 AM

Nice. Thanks for the post.

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#3 posted 12-09-2012 04:18 PM

It is a nice, simple design that works well. Doug is a great guy. He’s answered a couple of my e-mails over the past few years too. Always prompt and very courteous and generous.

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#4 posted 12-09-2012 06:44 PM

Thanks for the post and thanks to a1Jim for the suggested modification.

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#5 posted 12-09-2012 10:18 PM

These look great, thanks for posting the link too. I didn’t know about Doug’s blog so I will have to check that out.

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#6 posted 12-10-2012 12:33 AM

Thanks, it’s a really great design.

As for having your hands further from the blade, I used to use a kelly mehler style push shoe:
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It works well too, but I prefer doug’s style as I rip similarly to him with my pinky riding the fence.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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