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Project by GarageWoodworks posted 12-23-2012 06:16 AM 1947 views 7 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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#1 posted 12-23-2012 06:19 AM

Interesting design

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#2 posted 12-23-2012 07:03 AM

The dowel concept looks interesting but the handle does not look comfortable.
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#3 posted 12-23-2012 07:05 AM

Comfortable?? It’s not a suit man! :)

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

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#4 posted 12-23-2012 07:24 AM

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

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#5 posted 12-23-2012 02:24 PM

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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#6 posted 12-23-2012 02:32 PM

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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#7 posted 12-23-2012 02:34 PM

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.

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#8 posted 12-23-2012 06:21 PM

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

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#9 posted 12-23-2012 06:37 PM

@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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#10 posted 12-23-2012 10:30 PM

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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