Custom Push Stick From Tiger Maple and Morado
I had a few hours of down time while my older daughter Maya was completing some steps on a couple of customer projects, so Sai and I took the time to make a much needed custom push stick. One that was slightly longer than normal.
I Frequently rip shorter lengths of wood in the 2 – 3 feet range, and I am always wanting a push stick that can apply more downward force on the end of wood that is farther from me. A longer push stick will really help with this. I also wanted a push stick that is wider then the standard ¾” size I see everywhere. When I try to apply forward downward force on a narrow push stick, it will sometimes wobble side to side, which isn’t safe. Finally, I wanted a catch or hook piece on the end that I can replace after it gets a bunch of cuts through it from going over the blade.
This push stick met all of these requirements, and I got to build it out of one of my favorite exotics, Morado. Also called Bolivian Rosewood. It is a quick and easy project that only takes a couple of hours. You can of course, make this from any wood you like.
We are also including a free set of plans that you can download if you are interested.
Things that I used in the project:
100 grit SandBlaster Ultra Flexible Sanding Sheets
150 grit SandBlaster Ultra Flexible Sanding Sheets
220 grit SandBlaster Ultra Flexible Sanding Sheets
320 grit SandBlaster Ultra Flexible Sanding Sheets
Ryobi Corner Cat Sander
3/8” radius roundover bit
Spiral Flush trim router bit
Titebond III Wood Glue
Silicon glue brush kit
Quick Squeeze clamps
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