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Thread: Push Stick - Flat and V-Groove with Tail Stop

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    Push Stick - Flat and V-Groove with Tail Stop

    Dad and I were talking about these the other day. I was on my way in for something to eat and I heard a small voice coming from the scrap bin . . . . It called out "me! take me!".

    Now I'm used to hearing that from beautiful women but, from the scrap bin!?! Meanwhile back at reality . . .

    I did a quick drawing in Sketch Up and can get a pair of these out of a piece of scrap about 7" x 16". My trusty little bandsaw came in handy once again. The 1/4" x 6TPI blade cut through the stacked parts without issue.

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    A trip to the router table to knock the sharp edges off where your hand goes:

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    I also plowed a 45* groove about a 1/3" of the width of the sole:

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    You can use it vertically or at an angle with the edge of your stock setting nicely in the 45* groove.

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    If you don't want the tail stop, just remove one screw and flip it out of the way. I'll even take dad one of the spare stops I made.

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    I made the long part about 3" tall thinking that as it got chewed up I could just rip off the bottom, re-groove and go back at it. Now . . . where was I . . . . Oh yeah! I wanted something to eat . . .

    Last edited by glenn bradley; 11-11-2014 at 07:40 PM.
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    Cool!!!!

    A little pushy but that's groovy....
    "Forget the flat stuff slap something on the spinny thing and lets go, we're burning daylight" Bart Leetch
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    Very nice
    It's kind of fun to do the impossible

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bart Leetch View Post
    Cool!!!!

    A little pushy but that's groovy....
    As the kids in our neighborhood used to say, "That's a Dr. Bradley joke."

    I assumed that the kids copied down the jokes, puns, etc. I told. Then had them framed so they could hang them in their bedrooms.
    (What planet did you say this is?)

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    Thanks a lot Glenn, being closer to have my own TS, making myself a couple of those will be handy.
    Best regards,
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    I certainly need to invest the time to make a couple. Just something I keep putting off because I don't need it till I need it.
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    I made a couple last night...thanks for the push in the right direction Glenn!
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    Nice walkthrough on the process. Looks good. And good gear you got there.
    Kevin

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