Making a Plywood Push Stick Workshop Projects
This is an easy one.
I’ve been using this kind of push stick for a long time time, and I go into a few of the benefits of this type in the video at the bottom of the page.
I start by printing the template and pasting it onto a piece of plywood:
I’m using 3/4″ spruce sheathing for this, but I’ve also made it from 1/2″. Solid wood of any kind is not recommended for this type of push stick, since it may break across the handle.
I screwed the two blanks together and cut it out on my homemade band saw:
They can be used as they are, but I like to round the corners on the router table to make them more confortable to use. They can also be sanded and finished in some way, but I prefer to keep them plain, since they do wear out:
I normally keep mine on the top of my table saw fence so that it’s always close and ready to use:
Downloading the free plan will give you a printable pdf file. It opens in Adobe reader and to print, set to “fullsize” or “no scaling. As shown, the print should fill a standard 8.5″ x 11″ sheet, and the base cut out should be about 9” long:
This short video goes into making and using the push stick:
This is the older video. More or less the same thing, but fun to watch: