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Kerfmaker guage with sliding dovetail .

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Project by Bob #2 posted 08-08-2009 02:09 AM 6716 views 30 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was lured into the jig making game this week as not having time for a big project and the anticipation of what these tools could give me this winter,
I dove into my scrap bin and cameup with enough wood for 2 kerfmakers . I tried a sliding dovetail to lock top and bottom on mine and it seems to work just fine. The set up was a bit fiddly in as much as the bit cut at 1/2” leaving a narrow 1/8” on each side. Fortunatelyy I used maple and all is well for strength.
Next stop is to find that URL and make ammends for my plagerism witha donation.
Anybody have it handy?

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner





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Karson

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#1 posted 08-08-2009 02:17 AM

Great looking pair, and they almost match.

-- 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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#2 posted 08-08-2009 02:27 AM

Karson. I made the second one a bit bigger so it would fit with the bar on my osborene guage and my miter table.
The first one was like everyone else made and I found it too small to get a decent measure.

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#3 posted 08-08-2009 03:11 AM

Very nice. I like the dovetail idea.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#4 posted 08-08-2009 08:12 AM

Keep it comin’. Anyone else?

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#5 posted 08-08-2009 02:18 PM

Sweet.
And brass knurled knobs to boot. We be fancy.

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#6 posted 08-08-2009 02:46 PM

simple and sweet !
by the time i get to one ,
they should have evolved ,
into a swiss army kerfmaker !

thanks .

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#7 posted 08-08-2009 04:09 PM

OK i know I’m fairly new at woodworking but what the heck is this used for? Dah!

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#8 posted 08-08-2009 04:13 PM

Fancy! Everyone is going to have one of these at this pace.

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#9 posted 08-08-2009 04:34 PM

If you guys want fancy, the knuled nut is $1.25 at Home Depot. <vbg>
Here’s the other fancies. (Veritas Brass insert knobs)

Bruce this gadget sets the width of a slot (kerf) in a piece of wood identcle to the piece that will eventually be fitted in to it.
It saves “sneaking” up on the slot with a series of cuts.

If you have a series of slots to make each should be exactly the same width as the first one.

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#10 posted 08-08-2009 04:56 PM

To: Cdn Wood Chuck – I’ve posted the link to Simon’s original thread on the subject here: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/19709

If you decided to make one, post your finished work for us to share.

P.S. Link for the knurled nuts Bob #2 mentioned in the above:

http://www.leevalley.com/hardware/page.aspx?c=2&p=40277&cat=3,46742,44007

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#11 posted 08-08-2009 04:59 PM

Bob, the request was to send a check to the Roger Cliffe Memorial Fund at the Marc Adams School of Woodworking. It was posted in the comments for Treeman's project by John Econamacki

The address to mail the check is:

Johnson County Community Foundation
Attn Kim Minton
PO Box 217
Franklin IN 46131

RE: Roger Cliffe Memorial Fund/Bridge City
317.738.2213

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#12 posted 08-08-2009 05:37 PM

Thanks Scott . I tried searching but it embeded in this tread and dosen’t come up.
And thanks Chuck for posting the link.
Proves I can’t do multi tasking any more. <g>

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#13 posted 08-08-2009 06:53 PM

Thanks for the info guys, after following the links from ChuckM I now know what we use this for. This would be a really handy jig. As soon as I finish the crib I’m working on I’ll make one and post the results.
Thanks again
Bruce

-- Wood Chuck (Bruce) http://3dwoodworkingplans.com

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#14 posted 08-10-2009 02:24 AM

Nice knobs , Bob , and the jigs are great : )

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#15 posted 08-10-2009 07:56 AM

Thanks for sharing

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