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Sand safer with a jointer pushstick

While removing the mill marks on some lumber with my stationary belt sander, I noticed (for the umpteenth time) that my fingertips were very close to getting scraped as I held the board’s edges. I had recently made WOOD® magazine’s “Sure-grip” jointer pushstick. (For a free project plan, go to So, I used it to keep my fingers clear, as shown. The board stayed on the sander and the skin stayed on my fingers.
—Charles Hamilton, Gray, Tenn.

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