I borrowed an inexpensive wet tile saw from my BIL. My intention is to cut pieces of Fenton glass brokenware that might be as large as 3" x 4" into smaller pieces. Because it’s brokenware, the pieces are not flat. They might be from vases, bowls, etc. so they are curved and vary in thickness, but I doubt any piece is thicker than half an inch. Most are much less than that. The resulting pieces don’t need to be precisely square or uniform. I just need smaller pieces to work with.
Anyhoo…the saw does not have a fence. (Maybe you don’t really need one to cut square tiles.) But I’m very concerned about controlling the cut without getting my fingers anywhere near the saw blade. Some of the woodworking sites I’ve looked at refer to “pushing sticks,” but I’m not clear on what these are made of and what they look like.
Can any Dopers out there give me some guidance on what tools I can make or adapt to do what I want to do and still have 10 fingers at the end of the day?