For me, the most dangerous tool in my shop is my jointer. I have an 8″ Grizzly G0593 with spiral head. I have always been concerned about pushing boards through the jointer with my hands on the board. I have read of boards that explode and your hand goes into the cutter head. NOT GOOD !!
I have various push blocks but they were always in the wrong place. No where to put them between cuts etc.
I was very excited when Gripper came out with their jointer push blocks. Excellent design !! I purchased two, but they suffered from the same problem. Where do you set these between cuts ?
So last week I had an afternoon between tasks finishing my DIY room build out and finally built my “Jointer Shelf” that had been rattling around in my brain for a year.
Here it is. It is a simple project, but I always enjoy building nice fixtures and stuff for my shop. Each one of them makes the shop a little easier to use and a little safer.
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Below are the build pictures. It was a simple project, but you might see some technique that would interest you.