Sunday, December 9, 2012

push stick

When I teach, students want to make a tracing of the push stick that I use. In addition a reader noted my use of it in one of my DVDs and asked for the design. I had seen a pushstick of similar design, made one and found it useful as the placement of the handle allowed me to apply downward force to the front end of the stock. It also keeps the hands well clear of the cut.

Here is the design, so you can make one yourself. I prefer to make these from good quality plywood, and rout the edges smooth with a 1/4 in. roundover bit.

Make, fix and create...

Saturday, December 1, 2012