Tons of Push Sticks / Tonnes de poussoirs

Compte tenu des questions et commentaires reçus (merci) suite à mon dernier article (poussoir pneumatique), je veux partager ma vision en regard de poussoirs.

Because of questions and comments I got (thank you) after posting my last post (Pneumatic Push Stick), I want to share my views about push sticks.


Voici ma collection de poussoirs. Aucun n’est parfait, mais chacun m’est indispensable. Je les ai conçus au cours des années pour répondre à mes besoins. Et je suis certain que d’autres suivront.

Plus jeune, je n’utilisais jamais de poussoirs. Aujourd’hui je les utilise toujours. Ça devrait être le contraire, n’est-ce pas ? Passer toute une vie avec une section de doigt en moins (ou plus) n’est pas comparable avec quelques années restant au vieil homme que je suis devenu.

Le choix des poussoirs et/ou de leur format est à mon avis tout à fait personnel. Dans cet article je veux simplement partager mes pensées et bien entendu, mes poussoirs. Soyez prudent !

Here is my push stick collection. None is perfect, but each one is indispensable to me. I devised them over the years according to my needs. And I’m sure more will follow.

Younger I didn’t use push sticks. Today I use them all the time. It should be the opposite, isn’t it ? Living a full life without part of a finger (or more) is not comparable to the remaining years for the old man I am now.

The choice of push sticks and/or their format is, according to me, personal. In this article I simply want to share some of my thoughts, and of course my push sticks. Be careful !

Tons of Push Sticks / Tonnes de poussoirs


En pin 1/2″ d’épaisseur, pour travail délicat ou précis.

1/2″ thick pine, for delicate or precise work.

Tons of Push Sticks / Tonnes de poussoirs


Poussoirs latéraux (long ou plat). Un de chaque à chaque outil stationnaire.

Lateral push sticks (long or flat). One of each at each stationary tool.

Tons of Push Sticks / Tonnes de poussoirs


Un pour du travail près ou au-dessus de la lame de scie (MDF). Évident, n’est-ce pas ?

One to work close or over the saw blade (MDF). Obvious, isn’t it ?

Tons of Push Sticks / Tonnes de poussoirs


Tons of Push Sticks / Tonnes de poussoirs


Le plus utilisé (contreplaqué). Remarquez le tissu antidérapant collé sous la semelle. En passant, je garde toujours mes poussoirs loin de la lame de scie, sauf un, bien entendu.

The most used (plywood). Note the non-slip liner glued under the sole. By the way, I always keep my push sticks away from the blade, except one, obviously.

Tons of Push Sticks / Tonnes de poussoirs


Des minces (1/4″), un triangle et une forme standard, faits de fibre durcie (Masonite).

Thin ones (1/4″), one triangle and one standard shape, made out of hardboard (Masonite).

Tons of Push Sticks / Tonnes de poussoirs


Pour façonner le bout des pièces étroites à la table à toupie (défonceuse).

To mill narrow stock ends at the router table.

Tons of Push Sticks / Tonnes de poussoirs


Pour supporter les pièces façonnées à la verticale à la table à toupie.

To support stock milled vertically at the router table.

Tons of Push Sticks / Tonnes de poussoirs


Antidérapants, pour les grands panneaux.

Anti-slip, for large panels.

Tons of Push Sticks / Tonnes de poussoirs


Mon nouveau confortable et antidérapant, dédié à la table à toupie.

My new comfortable and non-slip one, dedicated to the router table.

Tons of Push Sticks / Tonnes de poussoirs


Un poussoir pour couper de fines languettes.

A push stick to rip thin strips.

Tons of Push Sticks / Tonnes de poussoirs


Pour fabriquer des cales biseautées.

To make wedges.

Tons of Push Sticks / Tonnes de poussoirs


Et deux modèles du commerce, le beige pour la dégauchisseuse et l’orangé pour sa rainure en V dans la semelle.

And two store bought models, the beige for the jointer and the orange one for its V groove in the sole.

Tons of Push Sticks / Tonnes de poussoirs


Le choix, la forme, le confort, le matériau, tout est matière de goût et tout à fait personnel.

Rappelez-vous, si vous ne les aimez pas, vous ne les utiliserez pas.

Finalement, ne pas travailler lorsque distrait ou fatigué. Soyez prudent et toujours attentif !

Choice, shape, comfort, material, all is matter of taste and totally personal.

Remember, if you don’t like them, you won’t use them.

Finally, do not work when tired or distracted. Be careful and always focussed !


À voir également:

Poussoirs fabriqués rapidement

Poussoir chevauchant

Also watch:

Push sticks made faster

Saddle push stick


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6 Responses to Tons of Push Sticks / Tonnes de poussoirs

  1. Mark Butler says:

    Lots of great ideas here Serge. I like your wedge jig with the hold down. I have cut them freehand on the bandsaw in the past but the jig is so simple to make and reusable, I’ll do it your way next time. Thanks.
    Mark

    • Mark, making wedges freehand at the band saw is quite safe as well. If you want to make several identical wedges and/or work even safer, then my jig is perfect.

      Best,

  2. diggerjack says:

    Salut Serge

    Belle collection

    Un poussoir pour chaque usage précis est une très bonne philosophie.

    A chacun de se les fabriquer en fonction de ses besoins ( simple ou technique selon le résultat recherché)
    Aucun ne remplacera jamais un doigt ou un bout de doigt perdu
    J’ai moi même failli perdre un bout de mon pouce gauche suite à l’éjection d’une pièce malgré les sécurités en place : cela s’appelle un accident mais j’ y repense souvent :que ce serait il passé sans les sécurités?

    J’ai eu une entaille de 1 cm de profondeur sur 2 de long de peau arraché : le tendon était visible mais n’as pas été touché ..

    Merci pour toutes ses sécurités

  3. lelobo says:

    Hmm, safety. Serge every time you share something learned or developed pertaining to safety or the safe use of tools. The design or importance of using push sticks to accomplish a task on a machine, jigs that keep hands or fingers away from blades. You are helping to develop a healthy and conscious way of working or using shop tools and equipment.

    The reason I am pointing out the obvious is that when anyone buys or is given a tool or machine there is only a minimal amount of safety information that is included in the packaging. Therefore many people that will attempt to use the tools or equipment have little or no education or experience in the safety requirements of the process. We could mostly say that the majority of tools or equipment is well made or built. We should understand that what is included as documentation, such as usage, maintenance and safety is a minimum only of what could possibly be volumes.

    We must always think of safety as a constant that begins way before any switch is turned on or any blade is used. There are infinite ways that any furniture could be designed, therefore the cuts and moulding of the material will always be variant or different. This said we should see safety as a variant or adaptive process, the importance of a constant vigilance is what is required to be successful in the use of any tool. When that is learned and becomes as natural as breathing you will be sure to have all your wonderful fingers, eyes, lungs etc. to accompany you in your projects.

    By having those with experience sharing their discoveries and designs pertaining to safety, they are helping us to have the best possible time sculpting and building our dream. The more that people will be willing to take the time to share and teach others in the community of woodworkers or craftspeople, the safer and more pleasant these endeavors will continue to be.

    Serge, you are kind and generous to share your time and experience with us and I look forward to reading more.

    Thank You, Ray R.

    • Thank you Ray for sharing your wisdom. I believe safety is a matter of intention and each and every one has his own responsibility level. If not, there may be a price to pay !

      Best,

      Serge

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