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Forum topic by Mike posted 12-12-2013 03:06 PM 978 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Mike

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12-12-2013 03:06 PM

Topic tags/keywords: jointer push block safety

Hi all;

I recently ran into a problem with the safety push blocks I use on my jointer. Over time the pads on the bottom aren’t gripping the boards and they are starting to slide. As many of you know, this can not only get frustrating but also dangerous since your hands can slip.

Instead of just going and buying a new set, does anyone know of a way that I can make them grip again without causing damage to the board?

Thanks for the support,

Mike

-- look Ma! I still got all eleven of my fingers! - http://www.termitecrafts.com


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Picklehead

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#1 posted 12-12-2013 03:35 PM

I cleaned mine and then spray-adhesived 60 grit sandpaper to them.

-- You've got to be smarter than the tree.

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syenefarmer

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#2 posted 12-12-2013 03:51 PM

For shorter length stock something like this push block works well.

http://www.woodworkingplans.tv/workshop/make-a-push-block-for-face-jointing

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abie

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#3 posted 12-12-2013 03:58 PM

Go to any hardware store buy a float( used in concrete) attach cleats ala wire protection studs, attach to the float..
very easy and mentioned in FWW Feb 13

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patron

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#4 posted 12-12-2013 04:06 PM

here are the best i’ve ever seen

very simple

http://lumberjocks.com/MartyBacke/blog/38826

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Fred Hargis

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#5 posted 12-12-2013 04:33 PM

Replace the foam with pieces of a new mouse pad.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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