Another Kerfmaker...with a slight twist

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Project by ratchet posted 09-22-2009 04:19 AM 6976 views 18 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another KM for display.

In retrospect I might have made the rabbet a little more stout. I was concerned that it would interfere with screw. It locks well so I guess it doesn’t matter.

The slight twist: there is a brass threaded insert pressed in below the end surface (see third pic). This permits the screw head to sink level with the end surface, or be unscrewed to match the blade thickness.

Thanks go out to those of you in the past that contributed!
Hope you like it.

Alll reviews welcome.

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#1 posted 09-22-2009 04:29 AM

I like the idea of having the screw head below the end surface. The machine thread allows finer adjustment too. Good job!

-- Simon, Danville, IL

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#2 posted 09-22-2009 05:11 AM

Kerf on

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#3 posted 09-22-2009 05:59 AM

I wonder if vibration would loosen the machine screw since its in a brass insert, maybe a Nylock nut would work.


-- It seem's to me i could live my life, a lot better than i think i am. Andrew, Midland, Ont.

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#4 posted 09-22-2009 02:01 PM

What fun.
I like it. The smaller the thread, the better it would adjust. It also seems like the less it should untwist itself (although I don’t know). You could always mugger up the threads a bit to make it harder to turn.

You should tag this with Kerfmaker, and join the rest of the crowd.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#5 posted 09-22-2009 05:08 PM

Good job. On my to-do list.


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