Monday, October 01, 2018

push blocks

I am working on an article proposal about making and using push blocks for use on the table saw, router table and jointer. I've made a few to show the editors as the start of the proposal process. Push blocks can be made in a variety of sizes and styles to fit the task at hand.

The push stick that probably came with your table saw is great for keeping your hands a foot or more from the blade, but not so good for keeping the wood safely under your control during the cut. The consequence of poor control can be an inaccurate cut, or a piece of wood that hurls back toward you at high speed.

Today in the wood shop at the Clear Spring School, my students will be learning to make their own envelopes, and will begin making wheels and toy cars.

Make, fix, and create.

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