Kerfmaker (carriage bolt used) - Thanks to Simon SKL & S Palm

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I thought I’d wait till after my vacation to make a copy of Simon’s Kerfmaker. But I just couldn’t wait. So here’s mine. I used a carriage bolt (that was what I had in the shop). After drilling the 1/4” dia hole and a recess, I hammered the bolt in, creating a shallow square mortise on the hole. No lock washer was therefore needed. If every LJ who made a version of the Kerfmaker posted it here, we might have one of the longest chain projects running.

-- The time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted

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#1 posted 08-01-2009 10:11 PM

Yes I agree for the price of buying one, thers not alot too it .Which in a way justifies my argument I made here ages ago that we need to be more confident as woodworkers and bite the bullet and make some of our own stuff. I would love to have section dedicated to making our own tools and jigs etc what do you think Martin and Guys n gal jocks .Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#2 posted 08-01-2009 10:33 PM

looks good Chuck

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#3 posted 08-02-2009 12:20 AM

Good Job. It is a sweet little jig.


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#4 posted 08-02-2009 04:00 AM

Got any pic of other side and maybe in separate pieces?

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#5 posted 08-02-2009 07:31 AM

NorthGaMan: Refer to Simon’s post and his sketches (down in the middle of his thread) – or S Palm’s.

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#6 posted 08-03-2009 06:43 PM

Chuck, you gave me an idea I think I will make one to just post it to keep the chain going… LOL Give me a week or a little I am in the middle of making my first Rocking chair so afterwords I will make one…

-- David '65

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