Push Block

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Introduction: Push Block

Make a push block for safe operation of power tools like table saws and routers.

Step 1: Stencil

Stencil the handle of a saw onto a piece of wood stock.

Step 2: Shape

Cut the the handle to size with a jig saw. Use a router to round the edges and sand to finish.

Step 3: Base

Cut a piece of stock for the base.

Step 4: Router

Route the center of the base to accommodate the handle.

Step 5: Fasten

Screw the handle to the base.

Step 6: Grip

Glue the underside of a mouse pad to the base and trim the edges.

Step 7: Boom

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    Mouse pad as grip, great idea!

    An improvement would be to match the grain direction of the saw handle. As shown the pusher handle may break at the narrow areas beside the finger slot. The handle on the saw won't.