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Kerfmaker - My Version

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Project by bobthebuilder647 posted 07-30-2009 03:10 AM 3772 views 40 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I used the simple kerfmaker that Steve (SPalm) made and added a screw to adjust for the blade thickness. It works great. Thanks Steve.

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#1 posted 07-30-2009 03:13 AM

Simple but good.

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#2 posted 07-30-2009 03:43 AM

Steve, this looks like a useful tool and the screw adjustment is a nice idea.

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#3 posted 07-30-2009 03:52 AM

Two brains are better than one, now three wise men have made this a fun for us all.

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#4 posted 07-30-2009 04:02 AM

Do I have to wait for the next revision before I try to make mine. I’m sure that revision 5 or 6 will be the best.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#5 posted 07-30-2009 04:33 AM

This version will move the dado the width of the kerf. I guess if you are aware of where the dado will be, it doesn’t matter. Might be a good thing you waited Karson :-)) Check it out here:

http://www.shopsmith.net/forums/showthread.htm?t=3956&highlight=geometrylink

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#6 posted 07-30-2009 07:21 AM

TopamaxSurvivor , thanks for the links : )

Nice job btb647 !

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#7 posted 07-30-2009 12:32 PM

Excellent adaptation. Well done :)

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#8 posted 07-30-2009 02:09 PM

Sweet. I just love it.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#9 posted 07-30-2009 02:11 PM

That’s what I like, simple but efficient. Now, I’ve got to make one! Sometimes you guys just make it too easy (Why didn’t I think of that!). Thanks.

-- Doug, Reed City, Michigan

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#10 posted 07-30-2009 05:08 PM

Are we patent thieving? Not that I care, just curious.

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#11 posted 07-30-2009 05:40 PM

If you don’t make it to sell then you are not patent infringing. You can make all you want for yourself.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#12 posted 07-30-2009 05:47 PM

Now you got it made simple and good I agree with Chuck.

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#13 posted 07-30-2009 07:39 PM

Nice.
When are you doing a complete blog on this?
Thx.

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#14 posted 07-30-2009 08:13 PM

I never know I needed one of these till about a week ago. last night I was thinking of this little device, wondering to myself how handy it would be as I was using my calipers and dial indicator to set the fence for a dado… I might have to give this a try.

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#15 posted 07-30-2009 10:44 PM

Karson, i have the next version :-)) Might be a while before I build it, but I’m going to move the adjustment screw to the other piece. It will have to be a bit shorter than the piece with the ‘L’. The screw will be backed out just enough to leave the kerf thickness as a bit of “reveal” on the end of the ‘L’ piece. This will put the cut back where it was on the original. I will be easier for me to keep track of where the cut is going to be. That may or may not matter to others. I will probably epoxy a small machine screw nut to recieve the adjuster screw, something like 10-32. Using green Locktitte will keep it from vibrating out of adjustment. I think a backed out wood screw would loosen up after a few adjustments.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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