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Forum topic by Brohymn62 posted 04-27-2012 01:53 PM 2413 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-27-2012 01:53 PM

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My recent project required making a sacrificial push stick which I quickly sketched and cut on my band saw. After the project, it survived and it’s not becoming part of the shop. Looking at it starting getting a bit annoying, as it wasn’t one of my best thought out project… it got me thinking of other push stick designs… so I jumped on the internet and found a plethora of push stick designs and ideas… so here we are… anyone care to share your unique and creative push sticks? Here is mine one more time…

-- Chris G. ; Los Angeles, CA

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#1 posted 04-27-2012 08:43 PM

here is a picture of four of the ones I make.

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#2 posted 04-27-2012 08:56 PM

At the college they use pushsticks that are essentially hand saws but using 1/2” plywood. They work really good and are very comfortable to hold. I plan on making some of my own.

-- --Tyrone - BC, Canada "Nothing is ever perfect, we just run out of time."

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#3 posted 04-28-2012 01:02 AM

I’ve done a few and those are just the one’s I have at home.

I think the first that I made is similar to the handsaw idea that Tyrone describes and that is probably my least favourite, the others keep my hands further from the blade, but it still has its place.

-- I may have lost my marbles, but I still have my love of woodworking

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#4 posted 04-28-2012 02:11 AM

Push sticks are very dangerous in my opinion. A “push shoe” is a MUCH safer option as it holds the workpiece to the table as well as pushing it through the saw. I posted my version of push shoes and a hand held feather board in a previous safety forum but I don’t know how to link you to it. (But someone on here does).

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#5 posted 04-28-2012 06:55 AM

+1 for a push shoe.
Push sticks are dangerous.
Here's the design I prefer.

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

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#6 posted 04-29-2012 12:31 AM

This is what I use. Just drill two holes on the end and attach wooden lip to bottom. You can attach different depth lips as necessary for the wood thicknesses you are working with. Or just buy more than one and make what you think you need.

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