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Project by GarageWoodworks posted 564 days ago 1809 views 6 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I added a new feature to my existing push stick. I got tired of drilling for a new dowel at the end of my push stick as it wore down from use. All I need to do now is loosen a nylon (or metal screw if you choose) screw and extend more dowel and keep on cutting.

I initially used a metal screw but later tapped for a nylon screw.

See a video of the modification here

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a1Jim

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#1 posted 564 days ago

Interesting design

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redryder

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#2 posted 564 days ago

The dowel concept looks interesting but the handle does not look comfortable.
Am I wrong…........................

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GarageWoodworks

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#3 posted 564 days ago

Comfortable?? It’s not a suit man! :)

It’s control that matters here. It performs nicely.

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Greg

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#4 posted 564 days ago

I like it! I might have to use this idea!

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#5 posted 564 days ago

Very good idea with the dowel. I also thought that the handle seems “wrong” to me. Seems like it needs to be angled the other way? It’s all up to the user tho – if it works good for you that’s all that matters. Cool push stick! Thanks for sharing

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woodshaver

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#6 posted 564 days ago

Very clever idea! I think if I made one I would change the angle of the handle as dakremer suggested. But I like this idea and I can see that it would work well in the shop.

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GarageWoodworks

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#7 posted 564 days ago

With the handle turned the other way the user is required to lean more forward when pushing stock through the blade. And you are in a much better position to be out of the way of any potential kick back with the handle angled as is.

Thanks for the comments !

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tomakazi

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#8 posted 564 days ago

cool! are there any advantages to having a dowel instead of just notching the push stick?

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GarageWoodworks

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#9 posted 564 days ago

@tomakazi The point to the dowel is that as it wears down you can extend more dowel and keep cutting. Not sure exactly what you mean by “just notching the push stick”.

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tomakazi

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#10 posted 564 days ago

on my push sticks, ive always made a notch the length of the bottom, stopping about an inch from the heel. leaving a cleat on the end.

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