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Revised Jointer Push Stick

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Blog entry by spanky46 posted 04-16-2009 12:00 AM 4401 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I posted a new project the other day and several Jocks made good comments and suggestions!
I took their comments and suggestions and they are as follows.
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-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.



12 comments so far

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#1 posted 04-16-2009 12:15 AM

Looks like a better location for the screws to me!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 04-16-2009 12:16 AM

I like this version much better. To tell the truth I missed the screws in the bottom before and only noticed the ones in the handle. This is a marked improvement. Screws will flat out do a number on knives (I ruined a set of planer knives when my sled tilted).

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Napaman

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#3 posted 04-16-2009 02:12 AM

this looks better…thanks for willing to take the suggestions—-and then DEMO for all of us the modifications!!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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Julian

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#4 posted 04-16-2009 02:46 AM

Great job. It looks perfect now!

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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bluchz

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#5 posted 04-16-2009 02:54 AM

Hmmm i only glued the the “tab” on my pushstick does that scare anyone? is a glued piece strong enough to handle being the push point?

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spanky46

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#6 posted 04-16-2009 04:06 AM

Glue will be fine!

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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#7 posted 04-16-2009 04:18 AM

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#8 posted 04-16-2009 05:27 AM

I like that.
Years ago I went to a seminar by Bob Rosendale, Oak Park Enterprises, the Canadian router guy.
He used a dovetail bit. Made a sliding dovetail. Then the push piece could be easily replaced No screws, no glue.

But he was a router guy, not a planer guy.

Lee

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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#9 posted 04-16-2009 05:41 AM

Yep, much better! Nicely done.

-- Gary, Los Angeles, video game animator

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#10 posted 04-16-2009 06:38 AM

Why not glue the cleat on the bottom of the push stick and avoid the screws all together? It isn’t like you are exerting a lot of force on the boards as you are pushing them across the infeed and outfeed tables.

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Gary Fixler

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#11 posted 04-16-2009 07:13 AM

hokieman – I think the idea was that it would be replaceable if it got shaved down by the blades. Also, I’ve had to put quite a good deal of force into some of the maple I’ve pushed through my jointer, though that could just be my poor technique ;)

-- Gary, Los Angeles, video game animator

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#12 posted 04-16-2009 08:37 AM

Safer all round. Adapt to change.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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