Shelf-Liner Push Block

Build your own push blocks and work with greater precision and safety when youre routing, dadoing and planing workpieces.

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Build your own push blocks and work with greater precision and safety when youre routing, dadoing and planing workpieces. Apply shelf liner (the rubbery type) to a piece of 3/4-in. plywood with contact cement, then add a handle to maintain downward and forward pressure on the workpiece. Use two push blocks to keep uniform pressure while youre moving longer workpieces through the router table. Our thanks to Stewart Berner for this tip.

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