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    Neander Push Stick

    I wanted to practice at making a backsaw handle and need a new push stick so I said what the heck... I have the pattern if anyone is interested...I thought it would be pretty funny combining neander with power. The last photo is the LN hat that was signed by Tom Lie-Nielsen, Mario Rodriguez, Chris Schwarz and Adam Cherubini.

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    Beauty is only a light switch away!

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    Looks good. I'll try one in walnut.
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    Very Classy Tom! Great idea

    Jay

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    Looks great! How's it work? You do of course realize that with a power tool, you push right through, no need to stroke back and forth!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Clardy View Post
    Very nicely done Tom


    First thought I had when I saw your pic...............

    I ought to make something similar.

    Then.........................

    Naw. I'd end up getting it all cut up when ripping thin strips.
    I don't plan one using this one on the really thin strips...try and keep it as long as I can...
    Beauty is only a light switch away!

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    Nice looking piece, BUT...

    For practical use, I think the 'catch lip' is too far to the rear, and the handle is too low - too close to the table.

    In use, by the time the trailing edge of the workpiece is passing through the blade, your hand, curled around the handle, has passed very close to the blade. I kinda see it as an accident-in-waiting. It'd only work well so long as the blade is kept very low.

    Personally - and it is a very personal thing, I guess - I want the handle to be well above the blade, and the catch lip to be ahead of the handle.

    Of course, that's just my opinion. YMMV
    Jim D.
    Adapt, Improvise, Overcome!

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    [QUOTE=Tom Henry;67013]I wanted to practice at making a backsaw handle and need a new push stick so I said what the heck...

    I have the pattern if anyone is interested...QUOTE]

    I'm interested in the pattern, Tom.

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    [QUOTE=Norman Hitt;67148]
    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Henry View Post
    I wanted to practice at making a backsaw handle and need a new push stick so I said what the heck...

    I have the pattern if anyone is interested...QUOTE]

    I'm interested in the pattern, Tom.
    If anyone wants a pattern just send me a PM with your email address and I will send you a PDF.
    Beauty is only a light switch away!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim DeLaney View Post
    Nice looking piece, BUT...

    For practical use, I think the 'catch lip' is too far to the rear, and the handle is too low - too close to the table.

    In use, by the time the trailing edge of the workpiece is passing through the blade, your hand, curled around the handle, has passed very close to the blade. I kinda see it as an accident-in-waiting. It'd only work well so long as the blade is kept very low.

    Personally - and it is a very personal thing, I guess - I want the handle to be well above the blade, and the catch lip to be ahead of the handle.

    Of course, that's just my opinion. YMMV
    As far as safety...that is totally up to the operator. I am not going to put my fingers at risk just for a nifty push stick. I will use it for larger pieces and like I said it was for practicing making a backsaw handle. The position of the your hand pushing stock through the blade is very comfortable in this position as well. It can be altered to your liking...
    Beauty is only a light switch away!

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    Well, Aren't we special.... And why knot? Who says a tool has to look like a stick. Ornateness is unnecesary but pleasant to see and fun to use. Thanks for the posting and a great idea. I may copy with permission.

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