I want to build some custom push blocks for use with my jointer and table
saw. The small push blocks that came with my jointer are surfaced with an
approx. 1/4" thick, black rubber gripping material. It is similar to a
router pad or camper shelf pad, but heavier.
Anyone know the trade-name or a source for this material?
Thanks in advance
All the commercial pads I've used had a rubber finish that worked well
enough, but disintegrated very quickly. Often they left black crumbs
or general dirt in the surface of the timber.
Mouse pad is good, and harder wearing. Mine use polyethylene
closed-cell foam, sold as laminate floor underlay.
At the risk as sounding like another of those $&#?)> political posts, the
mouse pads win by a landslide. I'll look at the underlay too for a larger
one I'm going to build.
Thanks again -- Knew the werck'n crew would come through.
Look at the borg in the housewares area for shelf liner. They have a closed
cell foam in rolls pretty cheap. It's only about 1/8" thick but it works
great for push blocks, router pads, sanding pads, vacuum chucks, and prolly
a bunch of other stuff.
In the past I've picked up some re-claimed industrial conveyor belt
that's come in useful on numerous occasions. Some of the heavy duty
stuff has a really high density. Great for your tougher jobs.
On 2004-10-22 00:20:16 +0100, "Pounds on Wood"
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