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Project by Alonso posted 11-14-2009 05:10 AM 8559 views 56 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finish this kerfmaker earlier today, since its been pretty slow at work lately, the company decided to give us Fridays off too and well basically I was pretty bored and decided to make on of these little jigs, wooohh I can’t believe how easy it is to make dado’s that fit really tight. I don’t know why I didn’t make one of these before.

Made with some scrap of DF and a wingnut.
cost =$0.00
tight fit dadoes= priceless.. :)

-- The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me.





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 11-14-2009 05:48 AM

Looking good well done

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#2 posted 11-14-2009 06:40 AM

Really nice…but being a novice and sometimes dumber then my pet rock…....after studying the pix…..still can’t figure out how it works. Some enlightenment would be appreciated.

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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#3 posted 11-14-2009 07:32 AM

nmkidd…..http://www.bridgecitytools.com/Products/KM-1+KerfMaker+Pre-Order this is just one link to the original. they also have a video on how it is used : )

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#4 posted 11-14-2009 07:53 AM

Alonso,

The design seems simple enough, but I don’t understand what holds the pieces together. I assume that it is the wingnut, but it doesn’t look like it is connected to the sliding portion. Am I missing something, or does the washer on each side clamp it in place?

Al

-- Al Holstein "I wood do it"

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Alonso

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#5 posted 11-14-2009 08:24 AM

Al

That is correct, the washer on each side is what is actually holding everything securely, (really tight),
indeed the design is simple enough, but it took me a little bit to understand how to hold it securely, it was until I decided to make one that everything started to make sense.

Here’s the sketch if anyone wants it, let me know I will be happy to email it.

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nmkidd

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#6 posted 11-14-2009 08:31 AM

Thanks Dusty…..good video. I have seen the light.

Pls email me your sketch up

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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#7 posted 11-14-2009 09:17 AM

Me too, me too!

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#8 posted 11-14-2009 03:17 PM

Hi Al,

Sure looks like this would be a great gadget to have in the shop.

I can see how the width of the stock is set but not the width of the blade or cutter.

I’d really appreciate a look at the drawing. I need to make one of these.

Regards,

Bill

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#9 posted 11-14-2009 04:25 PM

Hi Al,

Great jig, I would appreciate a copy of the drawing, if you don’t mind.
Thanks,
Jerry

-- Jerry - Rochester, MN *Whether you think you can or you can't, you are probably right* - Henry Ford

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Alonso

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#10 posted 11-14-2009 04:51 PM

Guys,

Anybody who wants a copy of the drawing, please pm’ed your email address.

Thanks

-- The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me.

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#11 posted 11-14-2009 06:48 PM

Looks pretty darn handy Alonso. Thanks for the info and the pics. I will PM you for the plans.

-- Todos los dias aprendemos algo nuevo.

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#12 posted 11-14-2009 07:29 PM

Question Alonso: Did you make the stop at the end the same thickness as the kerf of your blade…or am I not understanding something about its use?

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Alonso

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#13 posted 11-14-2009 11:37 PM

Geedubs

I will add some more pictures of how do I use it, basically the stop will help you to set the size of the dado to be made, check the pics and let me know if you have any more questions.

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After the first cut is made, flip the kerfmaker over and set it up on the side with the screw on it. Basically the screw depth is set at the same size as the blade kerf, I did this using the instructions with the caliper on the video above.

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The result was a really tight dadoe, it fits perfectly, I did need another set of hands in order to take’em apart, imagine how tight they fit.

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-- The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me.

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lumberdog

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#14 posted 11-15-2009 07:35 PM

I am going to run out to the shop and make one of these in a minute,but i think i will use a sliding dove tail to hold the 2 pieces together and i can still use the bolt and a fender washer to lock it.

-- Lumberdog.. Michigan

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ccarse

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#15 posted 11-15-2009 10:40 PM

These are great. Love it.

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