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TIPS #2: Making kerfs, method 1

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Blog entry by Dutchy posted 12-31-2017 01:14 PM 792 reads 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Making a steering wheel Part 2 of TIPS series Part 3: Making kerfs, method 2 »

For a long time I’m still like making wooden “toys”, but making a blog from every build can be boring. Not only for you but also for myself. Then I got the idea to make a TIP contribution of something that can be interesting for others. I have been influenced for a large part by others. So dont be surprised if you see what others have invented long ago. But if I know who invented it, I will mention it.
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This is my first description of kerf making. Soon I will describe two others. Also Ducky has made a blog about
making kerfs..
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Redoak49

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#1 posted 12-31-2017 02:39 PM

Excellent blog with great info. Will Mark this as favorite and need to look at the gauges and find a reasonably price one.

I do have a question. Would a “V” shaped gouge work as well as the round shaped one?

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Dutchy

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#2 posted 12-31-2017 03:41 PM


I do have a question. Would a “V” shaped gouge work as well as the round shaped one?

- Redoak49

I think that’s fine, but I never tried it.

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drewpy

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#3 posted 12-31-2017 04:01 PM

Thanks for sharing your wisdom.

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#4 posted 12-31-2017 04:15 PM

Works real good Jan.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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htl

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#5 posted 12-31-2017 04:25 PM

Thanks for getting right to these tips.

Another great how to, one I need to take the time and master, well maybe not master but make useful.

Harbor Freight has some carving kits for $9 and $14 that may do the job for the few times needed.

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Dutchy

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#6 posted 12-31-2017 04:35 PM



Thanks for getting right to these tips.

Another great how to, one I need to take the time and master, well maybe not master but make useful.

Harbor Freight has some carving kits for $9 and $14 that may do the job for the few times needed.

- htl

In short I will do another “how to” about making kerfs.

When you buy a gouge don,t buy the cheep ones. I myself have a lot of cheep tools, but gouges and so on I buy from a well known brand. In my opinium it’s better to buy one expencive than a set of cheep ones! The reason? A cheap one is unusable.

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htl

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#7 posted 12-31-2017 04:43 PM

Ok then $30+S for the good one.

I read through the article way to fast and didn’t notice the buy the good stuff notice. LOL

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#8 posted 12-31-2017 04:51 PM



Ok then $30+S for the good one.

- htl

:)

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LittleBlackDuck

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#9 posted 12-31-2017 09:40 PM

Sure beats buying a laser…

Great method Dutchy.

Looks like the makings/start of that blog we all bandied around a while back…


.... but making a blog from every build can be boring. Not only for you but also for myself….
- Dutchy

Sorry Dutchy, but I cannot disagree more… It may be boring for you… but I,,, who hates reading.. do not find them boring reading!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#10 posted 12-31-2017 09:54 PM

Excellent THANK YOU Dutchy…
This I’m sure I can do as I think I have one of those same carving chisels…

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#11 posted 12-31-2017 09:59 PM



Ok then $30+S for the good one.

I read through the article way to fast and didn t notice the buy the good stuff notice. LOL

- htl

Bruce, I bought a roll of about a dozen secondhand Pfeil Carving Chisels for A$200 like that which Dutchy showed;
so check out your secondhand/used market…..

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#12 posted 01-01-2018 11:54 AM

Great tip Dutchy. Another tool I need to add to the arsenal. I was just reading LBD’s method for kerfs and I think your way will be easier for me. I have not been able to grasp sketchup yet.

Bret

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LittleBlackDuck

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#13 posted 01-01-2018 12:14 PM



... I have not been able to grasp sketchup yet.

- bj383ss

bj’ rather than pollute this blog with my views I have drafted a response to this statement.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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htl

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#14 posted 01-01-2018 12:23 PM

O No!!! Where’s my tissues my eyes my eyes!!!
Just kidding Ducky as always.

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#15 posted 01-01-2018 12:38 PM


..... so check out your secondhand/used market…..

- crowie


Sorry crowie.... it must be your good will that has blessed you. Read this and left it through to the keeper, however, something made me read again and got me asking.

How do you know they are in good shape? A good blunt chisel is no better than a bad sharp one.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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