The next time you go to HomeDepot / Lowes,
look at the shelf lining, it's the same stuff they sell
for router pads (at Rockler)
(the ones you and I use to keep the stock from moving
around when you use the plunge router on the work bench)
it comes in many colors and
in a roll about 6' - 8' long and about 2' wide and
you can get it for about 3.oo bucks per. roll.
It also works great in the tool boxes for lining
bottoms of the drawers.
Then with a bit of 3M spray glue you have a great
I now have it on all my push/hold down blocks and it
Light bulb went off in my noggin when I saw the price
for some of those fancy hold downs.
I took an old mouse pad and
cut it to fit on a scrap piece of 3/4.
Glued the pad to the block,
put a handle on it and
there was a hold down push block for no cost.
Lots of companies & banks give those pads away as
advertising, so if you don't mind looking at a commercial
when you push wood, here is a way to go.