50 – Extreme Table Saw Push Stick Safest Design FREE PLANS
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  • March 11, 2018 at 6:12 am
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  • March 11, 2018 at 10:08 am
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    Beautiful James, but no good for me. I chew them up pretty quick, so make them out of scrap ply 😀

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  • March 11, 2018 at 10:21 am
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    Hi Sai!

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  • March 11, 2018 at 10:32 am
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    That’s a pretty snazzy push stick. It looks great!
    What is Maia working on?

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  • March 11, 2018 at 10:56 am
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    Now that is by fare the most beautiful push stick I have ever seen. Outstanding as always James.

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  • March 11, 2018 at 10:58 am
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    cool! thanks for sharing. the nicest push stick i have ever seen.

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  • March 11, 2018 at 11:53 am
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    A slight change I would make would be lacquer without the catch at the back fitted. If you change to another one you may not have a perfect match and, if undersized, see uncoated wood. The catch block can be lacquered separately. Easy to avoid though by using a slightly oversized on in future but something to be aware of.

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  • March 11, 2018 at 12:00 pm
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    James I love when you make utility projects, functional and beautiful! I make them for function only, but you caused me to raise the bar. Thank a lot! Lol.

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  • March 11, 2018 at 12:13 pm
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    Awesome video bud👍 thank you!!!

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  • March 11, 2018 at 1:05 pm
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    Pretty damn beautiful build! I really question if y’all have used enough glue. I thought I saw part of the wood that didn’t have any. Then I opened my eyes and alas, there was 3 to 5 more than enough! 😂

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  • March 11, 2018 at 1:07 pm
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    Got the plan. Thanks for sharing.

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  • March 11, 2018 at 1:14 pm
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    GLAD I FOUND YOUR CHANNEL GREAT STUFF, MAYBE YOU SHOULD CHANGE THE NAME OF YOUR CHANNEL TO….."GLUEERUP"

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  • March 11, 2018 at 1:49 pm
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    It looks like an objet d'art. Almost too pretty to use. It reminds me of my collection of tools by Bridge City Tool Works. I love to look at and hold them, but, alas, I'd never think of actually using them.

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  • March 11, 2018 at 2:04 pm
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    I love the design and functionality of this, I could use a longer push stick as well.

    I’m curious though, If the reason for the bolt is to easily change the stop if/when it becomes chewed up by the blade, aren’t you concerned about the blade hitting the bolt? There isn’t much wiggle room for the blade to go from safely cutting wood to hitting metal. You may say that you will always be careful of this but…..you know. LOL. Plus, there are a lot of younger folks working in that shop, that may not be as attentive. I love this stick, but it makes me nervous.

    Thanks again for sharing this. I really do like it overall.

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  • March 11, 2018 at 2:12 pm
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    been looking for a good push block, now i can make one . thank you . keep up the great work

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  • March 11, 2018 at 2:23 pm
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    the hotrod of push sticks

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  • March 11, 2018 at 2:48 pm
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    Everything you make turns out so beautiful. Although, you must go through rolls and rolls of paper towels to clean up your glue squeeze out. 🙂

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  • March 11, 2018 at 3:38 pm
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    About time you used enough glue on a project 😛

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  • March 11, 2018 at 3:41 pm
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    Nice video James! Your girls are getting so good at woodworking. One day in the not too distant future you're going to go to the shop and there's going to be a sign on the door, "Under New Management" and the door locks will be changed. 🙂

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  • March 11, 2018 at 3:57 pm
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    Thank you James!

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  • March 11, 2018 at 4:15 pm
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    The executives at Titebond HQ throw a party every time James builds a project.
    Nice project James.

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  • March 11, 2018 at 4:35 pm
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    Do you have plans for the mini bandsaw base? 🤣 Beautiful work, as usual.

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  • March 11, 2018 at 5:03 pm
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    Love this project . sleek but yet functional

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  • March 11, 2018 at 5:08 pm
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    I know you’re proud of your daughter Mia; I look forward to my little ones kicking me off tools in the shop. What a wonderful feeling.

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  • March 11, 2018 at 5:18 pm
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    Beautiful James, the finish made that push stick pop. I would not want to use it on a table saw, it looks too good.

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  • March 11, 2018 at 5:45 pm
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    All my push sticks end up getting saw kerfs running the entire length of the base, due to cutting strips less than 1/2 wide. Pity to scar one as nice as yours like that.

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  • March 11, 2018 at 6:00 pm
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    Your beauty is much, much to nice for my shop. I drop everything and that first ding would just kill me. Great job as always James. Keep'em coming.

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  • March 11, 2018 at 6:16 pm
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    Typically it's a King size pushblock! Simply wonderful.

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  • March 11, 2018 at 6:25 pm
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    Beautiful push stick. I disagree about the 'use more glue' concept. What I've read recommends a thin, continuous coating of glue, yielding just a little squeeze out. Yellow glue is not good at gap filling – you need epoxy for that – and in certain situations, a too thick coating can create pockets of glue that actually prevent the two pieces of wood from touching. In my opinion, adding loads of glue at best creates a squeeze out mess, and at worst actually will be a weaker joint.

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  • March 11, 2018 at 6:37 pm
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    Talk about a "Designer Push Stick", you nailed it………Nicely done……….. 🙂

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  • March 11, 2018 at 7:50 pm
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    Nice job as always James …. pretty nice shop “furniture” 😎

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  • March 11, 2018 at 8:47 pm
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    Great Job, I love your new push stick!!

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  • March 11, 2018 at 8:49 pm
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    Great project. I love the band saw stand!

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  • March 12, 2018 at 1:13 am
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    That has to be the most beautiful push block ever invented!!! The Bolivian Rosewood is just stunning!!

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  • March 12, 2018 at 1:18 am
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    I agree with Orange, everything you make is classic. I do have a question for you though, I was once told by a cabinet-maker that the final sanding before applying a final coat should be done with "steel-wool". Would that be the equivalent to using 1500 grit sandpaper ?
    Thank you

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  • March 12, 2018 at 3:49 am
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    I have been needing to replace my push stick and love the one you made. I downloaded your plans. Thank you

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  • March 12, 2018 at 8:31 am
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    Howz it feel James ?

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  • March 12, 2018 at 4:29 pm
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    Everything is contained in the loving creation of a push stick…

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  • March 12, 2018 at 6:24 pm
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    Looks great, James. I like the longer push block, too.

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  • March 12, 2018 at 10:01 pm
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    I can’t download the plans I tried to download it

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  • March 13, 2018 at 1:45 am
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    I wonder what Maya is doing?

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  • March 13, 2018 at 8:09 am
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    James, I questioned the curve of the handle as you were building it, thinking it needed to be turned around 180 degrees. Just curious as you see them both ways, I guess it might be up to preference?

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  • March 13, 2018 at 8:52 pm
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    Working on a new push stick right now, your design, my choice of offcut timber ( maple and cedar). Thank you for the time you took explaining your method of making this very handy jig. We are never to old to learn new idea's.

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  • March 13, 2018 at 8:56 pm
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    Just rad your links and when your wrote your last sentence I just about broke out into song when I noticed the end( we like to teach the world to sing).

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  • March 14, 2018 at 12:21 pm
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    Very cool ! beautiful tool that Looks nice while saving fingers.

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  • March 14, 2018 at 8:18 pm
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    I just use junk fir 2×6 and shape the handle to fit my hand, then trow it away in a week or so when it is all cut up from the saw blade, then make another one in about 10 mins.

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  • March 15, 2018 at 12:19 am
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    You could have gotten 2 push sticks out of that piece of wood. Seems like a waste of wood.

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  • March 15, 2018 at 1:53 am
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    Photobomber must feel so caged, holding the camera!

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  • March 15, 2018 at 12:47 pm
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    Cool project James! Complaining about your daughter using your tools is similar to complaining about your toddler running around the house getting into things after you taught them to walk, lol. Time for more tools and a bigger shop?

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  • March 16, 2018 at 6:51 pm
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    This is a great looking push stick, no question. However, there is a safety concern with using solid wood for the handle as it can split along the grain. Plywood should be used for this as safety is a high priority, if not the main priority of a push stick.

    For example, just in case somebody is watching your video and they decide to substitute pine for their design, then they go to push a work piece and the handle splits and they end up seriously injuring themselves.

    Only other criticism is the width, of course your push stick will be for ripping larger width pieces which is fine but from a versatility perspective a 3/4" piece of plywood would be ideal for a push stick being put to work. Yours is more of an art piece, also it looks so nice I wouldn't want to use it and risk damaging it lol

    Anyway, not trying to be rude here, your push stick looks great and you did a great job building it. I just wanted to advise safety for others watching.

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  • March 18, 2018 at 10:14 pm
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    Dear James,
    This guy https://youtu.be/jGBHzMc8fXM also
    https://youtu.be/RESjiPWLl-s
    is using your music. Please sue him.

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  • March 19, 2018 at 5:27 pm
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    Maya, stop making yer Dad cry #lol

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  • March 23, 2018 at 2:06 pm
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    Great looking push stick James,I would rather use figured wood for pens

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  • March 27, 2018 at 8:02 pm
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    Maya and Rupa, beautiful names. Thanks for the video!!!

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  • March 31, 2018 at 2:49 pm
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    Sweet!

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  • April 3, 2018 at 9:14 pm
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    I should say this stick looks good. BBBBUUUTTT I HAVE TO SAY ITS BEAUTIFUL . It truly is a work of art .

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  • April 11, 2018 at 7:08 pm
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    What size and brand of blades do you use on your band saw?

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  • April 16, 2018 at 7:32 am
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    Good looking push stick! Thanks for sharing the video with us.😎👍JP

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  • April 25, 2018 at 10:01 am
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    NOT A GREAT IDEA OF USING METAL BOLTS IN YOUR PUSH BLOCK!

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  • May 11, 2018 at 11:50 pm
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    Don't worry James. Your just using enough glue to keep all 55K subscribers sticking with you, Sai and the rest of the family..

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  • May 25, 2018 at 3:14 pm
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    Great job, love the band saw stand, I don't feel as bad now, thanks!

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  • June 3, 2018 at 6:33 pm
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    Nice job…what a brilliant idea with the replaceable push tang. Wish I'd thought of it, but I'll gladly copy instead!

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  • June 11, 2018 at 11:25 am
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    AWESOME!!! I WANT ONE NEED ONE ARE THEY ARE FOR SALE AND HOW MUCH? JUST A WORK OF ART AND WILL TOTALLY DO THE JOB! GREAT JOB SIR GREAT JOB!

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  • July 24, 2018 at 11:35 pm
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    Could I get the plans for your push stick…………..

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  • August 23, 2018 at 8:35 am
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    Nice build. Not many of us would go to such lengths, favoring a more disposable approach and plywood. That said, perhaps it would make sense to modify/preserve your beautiful piece by adding a fairly thin replaceable bottom face, maybe 3/8" or so thick, attached via two-sided tape. Also, to maximize the control this type of design provides, I would refrain from applying a slick finish to the bottom, if anything favoring a treatment that increases friction between push stick and work piece. I sometimes glue a rubber face there, emulating the function provided by the proprietary bottom faces of Micro-jig, et. al.

    Like others, I have great admiration for your family approach. Regardless whether any of your children ultimately follow your footsteps to pursue woodworking as a career, the lessons learned from the craft and, more importantly, from following their father's example will be treasures for life.

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  • August 23, 2018 at 8:47 am
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    One thought about safety: when I make push sticks and later decide when to replace them, I always consider the remote possibility that the work piece might suddenly not be there to maintain the distance between my push stick and hand above the revolving blade. With a 10" saw, the maximum depth of cut, though rarely used, is around 3". I think that most of us tend to use the same push stick for all cuts. Therefore, I always make sure that the closest the push stick design would allow my hand to be above the saw table is greater than the max. depth of cut. In a kick-back or inadvertent stumble, weird things can happen. (My respect/paranoia in this regard likely owes to the memorable experience of cleaning a few of my mentor's fingertips from a table saw 40 years ago…)

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  • September 7, 2018 at 4:13 am
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    Nice push block! Should save some fingers from injury!

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  • November 2, 2018 at 10:14 am
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    Thanks for the plan- template. I would make the two sides a little bit longer to create a guide for the walnut catch. Drill a slot to raise / lower the catch up or down depending on the height of the stock I want to push. I can also be 3D Printed from plastic!!

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  • November 3, 2018 at 2:20 am
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    Thanks

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  • November 13, 2018 at 10:38 am
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    Another must have..!! Great video James and what a beautiful push stick.

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  • November 25, 2018 at 8:43 pm
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    Can you make wooden bolts, passing steel over a steel blade would make me nervous. Maybe blade set a little high for instance. Just saying no disrespect. I absolutely love your projects and videos. I downloaded this one, it looks like a duck so I decided to add some artwork too it and have some ducks in the shop. God bless in his will, my new Family of Wood Craftpersons.

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  • November 29, 2018 at 3:28 am
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    James can I ask the brand of your small band saw bench type
    Doug

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  • November 29, 2018 at 3:44 am
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    James I forget to ask the size of the band from Home Depot Thank You
    Douglas

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  • December 2, 2018 at 2:45 am
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    That Maya is getting on my nerves…

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  • December 13, 2018 at 5:37 am
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    Amen….. Looks trump safety every day of the week

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  • December 16, 2018 at 5:26 pm
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    thanks for sharing the video

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  • January 12, 2019 at 3:59 pm
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    I work in a mill works factory and was told that maples burn more quickley because is the that they contain high levels of sugar ! Another thing noticed is that the fly's like to loge on it more than other woods . So i believe what the boss said is so !!

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  • February 11, 2019 at 12:06 pm
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    Nice build.. Beautiful piece.
    But holding the small piece against the edge of the bench to open up a hole with the hand drill?? Scared me.
    Safety first or did your daughter have the drill press set up for something.

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  • February 11, 2019 at 1:22 pm
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    Thank You for the push stick PDF's . Keep up the great vids

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  • February 16, 2019 at 8:31 pm
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    Beautiful work!

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  • February 21, 2019 at 1:52 pm
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    Seems awefully lightweight. Are you sure you don't want to add more wood to it to make it a bit bigger and heavier? 😛

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  • February 28, 2019 at 10:41 am
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    Thumbs up guy's like always I/we love y'all so much and the main reason for this is you are together everywhere as a family and y´all work together we love y´all so much never stop and I really want one of the push sticks and now I will make one I'm not fond of the plastic ones that you can buy

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  • February 28, 2019 at 10:47 am
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    Maybe the air below would have been great for pushing I think that you should try making one out of plywood something cheap just to see how it works thumbs up again

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  • March 10, 2019 at 10:06 am
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    Love the stick I made one just like it love your channel and the fact that your family really helps you a lot thumbs up my friend

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  • March 15, 2019 at 10:36 pm
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    Wow, very nice indeed.

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  • April 3, 2019 at 7:40 pm
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    Pau Ferro (? Spelling) is a beautiful wood. Given the Worldwide ban on import/export in certain exotic woods (primarily Ebony and Rosewood are on the Cites list), lots of guitar builders are now using it for fingerboards etc.

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  • April 14, 2019 at 5:31 pm
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    Thanks for the plans. I will be making this soon.

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  • April 17, 2019 at 11:08 am
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    Good stuff my friend, The flexible 3m sandpaper link goes to a link that is no longer available. I was going to order some yesterday and had an issue with it not being offered anymore. Looks like some good stuff. I will keep trying and see if I can order some from your link to help support eh channel some. Thanks for sharing this video with us. I downloaded this plan when I purchased a few other plans from your the other day. I made the mini sled this past weekend. Thanks again for sharing my friend and I hope you and your family have a blessed and happy easter weekend.
    Dale

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  • April 18, 2019 at 12:05 am
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    Question about 2:55. That looks like a lot of exposed blade, or am I missing something? Anyhow, great video, thanks!

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  • April 23, 2019 at 12:24 pm
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    I'm starting to watch more and more of your older videos, and I must say that intro is very impressive! From the professional graphics, to the catchy tune, to the just-right brevity of it (some channels' intros go on and on, I clocked one at nearly 2 min!). Well done!
    Oh, and great push stick, I'm seriously going to make it, looks really comfortable and ergonomic.

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  • April 23, 2019 at 12:27 pm
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    Nice multi-purpose band saw stand you got there!

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  • May 29, 2019 at 11:30 am
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    What a fine video this is. Such great presenting skills. Never b4 have I been so highly appreciative of a 16 minute video (I am a votary of short videos). I was so enjoying every detail that the video didn't seem that long. And yes, I agree with the observation of @Alan S that the steel bolts should have been avoided, especially the lower one. I think that plug/lip could simply have been glued on directly, or with dowels, and when the time came to replace them, it could easily be sawn off and a new one glued on again in its place.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 9:59 am
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    It was good up till the point where your daughter wore the pants in YOUR workshop.

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  • August 1, 2019 at 9:56 pm
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    Your push stick looks like furniture quality, a work of art.

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  • August 11, 2019 at 6:40 pm
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    Isnt it dangerous having the lip place behind the handle

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  • August 27, 2019 at 6:58 pm
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    Very nice

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  • August 28, 2019 at 3:26 am
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    I think i should invest in some titebond stock after watching your videos. LOL JK Love your projects.

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  • August 28, 2019 at 11:50 pm
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    I know its been a year but have you upgraded the push block.

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  • September 7, 2019 at 8:28 pm
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    That woods could make a nice guitar top and fretboard! Duh.. choices.;)

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  • September 13, 2019 at 12:34 am
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    Nice work! I would replace your metal bolts with nylon bolts of the same size, so if the blade were ever to be too high, it won't do any harm to the blade.

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