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Kerfmaker... and another

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Project by timber715 posted 1686 days ago 3527 views 6 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

after reading several blogs, I couldn’t help but try my hand at making this (made mine out of Goncalo Alves ). from Bridge City’s KM1 to this very simple design, it seems inevitable that others will join.
the build is very straightforward, rabbet a piece of any wood, cut in half, add a stop, put an adjusting screw and a locking bolt (I used a winged nut). then you’re 95% done. all you have to do next is adjust the screw for the kerf width. In reality, this screw would be the means to tighten or loosen the fit of the joint. I find it perfect in all aspects. Simple build, minimal materials if not scraps, low hardware costs and best of all the control it gives the user to dial the joint fit to his hearts content.


-- timber715 - Manila, Philippines





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Barto

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#1 posted 1686 days ago

Intriguing. Pardon my ignorance but hoe does this work? I inderstand how the jig adjusts etc. but not how you use it? Thanks

-- Bart, Waimauku NZ

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timber715

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#2 posted 1686 days ago

KM1 Kerfmaker

-- timber715 - Manila, Philippines

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WayneC

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#3 posted 1686 days ago

Bart, check out the video at the bottom of this page.

http://www.bridgecitytools.com/Products/What's+New/KM-1+KerfMaker+Pre-Order

I placed an order for this one this morning.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Barto

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#4 posted 1686 days ago

Thanks – video explains it perfectly! (cool music as well)

-- Bart, Waimauku NZ

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ChuckM

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#5 posted 1686 days ago

Great another chain post on the Kerf maker. The more we keep it alive, the more people will know about it and learn about the great trick.

Barto: To make one of these, check out this thread for instructions – http://lumberjocks.com/projects/19665

Alternatively, order one from Bridge City.

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Grumpy

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#6 posted 1683 days ago

Great idea Timber715. Very simple & effective home made jig.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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renaissance_guy

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#7 posted 1683 days ago

The kerf width adjusting screw is a brilliant idea.

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hardwoodflooring

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#8 posted 1682 days ago

nice idea.

-- hardwood, South Carolina, http://www.palmettohardwood.com

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