American Woodworker
Contact Us | Help | Report a Bug
Sign in | Join
 
» » »

Versatile Push Block Athens OH

The foot in the Joy Block pad is spring loaded. When the block is used in the middle of a board, downward pressure on the handle compresses the spring so the foot recesses into the pad. When pressure is released the foot springs out, where it can engage the edge of a board.

Athens - Auth Hometown
(740) 594-8400
743 F2 East State Street
Athens, OH
Store Hours
Hometown Dealers
Store Type
Hometown Dealers
Hours
Mon:9-19
Tue:9-19
Wed:9-19
Thu:9-19
Fri:9-19
Sat:9-18
Sun:12-17
Store Features
Mon:9-19
Tue:9-19
Wed:9-19
Thu:9-19
Fri:9-19
Sat:9-18
Sun:12-17

LOWE'S OF ATHENS, OH
740 589-3750
983 EAST STATE STREET ATHENS, OH, 45701
Athens, OH
 
C&e True Value Hdw.
(740) 593-7705
470 Richland Ave
Athens, OH
 
Saving Hardware
(740) 753-1987
129 W Washington
Nelsonville, OH
 
Dettwiller True Value Lumber
(740) 992-5500
634 E Main St
Pomeroy, OH
 
Lowe's
(740) 589-3750
983 East State Street
Athens, OH
Hours
M-SA 7 am - 9 pm
SU 8 am - 8 pm

Crescent & Sprague Supply
(740) 593-8141
751 W Union St
Athens, OH
 
The Plains True Value
(740) 797-2582
70 N Plains Rd Ste 101
The Plains, OH
 
Darby Land Lumber
(740) 767-2762
17 Main Street
Glouster, OH
 
Baum True Value Store
(740) 985-3301
46384 State Rte 248
Chester, OH
 

Versatile Push Block

Versatile Push Block


One of my woodworking rules is start with 10 fingers and quit with 10. So I'm big on push blocks. They protect you from putting your pinkies somewhere you shouldn't. Sometimes you need a flat push block that can be plunked down in the middle of a board for downward pressure, for instance, when you're cutting dadoes. Sometimes you want a push block with a foot on the back that will capture the end of the material, like when you're face-jointing. Now you can get both uses out of one tool with the Joy Block from Woodworker's Supply, $13. The foot in the Joy Block pad is spring loaded. When the block is used in the middle of a board, downward pressure on the handle compresses the spring so the foot recesses into the pad. When pressure is released the foot springs out, where it can engage the edge of a board. Four thumb supports are molded into the handle, so no matter how you're holding the block, there's a place to rest your thumb, providing greater control of the material.

Source
Woodworker's Supply, (800) 645-9292, www.woodworkers.com, Joy Block, $13.

Click here to read the rest of the article from American Woodworker