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Forum topic by Woodchuck2010 posted 01-04-2017 02:37 AM 1004 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Woodchuck2010

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01-04-2017 02:37 AM

I had a chunk of 2×6 laying around and wanted to cut something. lol. A big push stick seemed like a good idea. I searched the web for ideas. I liked the “shoe” style. I drew a rough freestyle design and came up with this. Cut it out on the bandsaw. I used a 1” forstner bit to make the handle opening. I used the oscillating sander and a round over bit for the profile.. I’m going to make a replaceable back “heel” out of masonite. So do any of you put a finish on the push sticks. Maybe some spray on lacquer?

-- Chuck, Michigan,


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Redoak49

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#1 posted 01-04-2017 02:45 AM

I use shellac for something like this. It dries quick and works fine….nice design for a pusher.

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Woodchuck2010

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#2 posted 01-04-2017 02:47 AM



I use shellac for something like this. It dries quick and works fine….nice design for a pusher.

- Redoak49

Yes! I have some spray shellac. Thanks Redoak!

-- Chuck, Michigan,

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woodbutcherbynight

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#3 posted 01-04-2017 03:01 AM

Poly on all mine. Mostly because someone gave me a gallon and I wish to use it before I die…. LOL

The angle on mine is different to account for a wrist injury. This angle causes the least amount of issues with repetitive use. Others have tried it out, about 50/50 on yeah it works for me, or how do you use this?

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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Woodchuck2010

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#4 posted 01-04-2017 03:04 AM



Poly on all mine. Mostly because someone gave me a gallon and I wish to use it before I die…. LOL

The angle on mine is different to account for a wrist injury. This angle causes the least amount of issues with repetitive use. Others have tried it out, about 50/50 on yeah it works for me, or how do you use this?

- woodbutcherbynight

Wow! Thats one fine looking pusher! Beautiful. I’d be afraid to use that one. I’d have it in a glass case. hahahaha

-- Chuck, Michigan,

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woodbutcherbynight

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#5 posted 01-04-2017 04:14 PM


Wow! Thats one fine looking pusher! Beautiful. I d be afraid to use that one. I d have it in a glass case. hahahaha

- Woodchuck2010

Yeah I get that alot. LOL

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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Woodchuck2010

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#6 posted 01-04-2017 05:35 PM

I sprayed some shellac on it and made some replaceable heels for it.

-- Chuck, Michigan,

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woodbutcherbynight

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#7 posted 01-05-2017 04:35 AM

Probably a good idea I just glued the shoes on the bottom of mine. I have to replace the lower strip on my 3/4 stick. Getting to be kinda thin. I made a jig you put the handle into and slice off the disposable bottom then glue on new bottom and it is ready tomorrow.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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Kelly

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#8 posted 02-21-2017 12:18 AM

This looks really comfortable to use. I like the fact the heel can be, easily, replaced. It’s probably too nice for the abuse I give push shoes.

I have several different thicknesses and like to keep them where I can grab them easily, if I forgot to have on on the ready.

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Woodchuck2010

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#9 posted 02-24-2017 03:20 AM

Wow! Impressive collection Kelly. I’m making some other thickness ones also. Love your shop.

-- Chuck, Michigan,

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9x9

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#10 posted 02-24-2017 03:30 AM

I would cut the back lip @ top off and make it like an “O” just seams like elbow would have to be to low to push comfortable with it.

-- Youngsville, LA

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Woodchuck2010

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#11 posted 02-24-2017 04:17 AM


I would cut the back lip @ top off and make it like an “O” just seams like elbow would have to be to low to push comfortable with it.

- 9×9

I’m short so the angle is perfect for me. lol

-- Chuck, Michigan,

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Lazyman

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#12 posted 02-24-2017 05:58 AM

My push sticks tend to get chewed up pretty fast so I don’t really put a finish on them but I sometimes put a little red paint on the handle to make them easier to find when I set them down in a strange place

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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Gene Howe

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#13 posted 02-24-2017 01:08 PM

No finish on mine. I like it rough. :- )
Actually, I do like the grip the raw wood allows.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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