Kerfing Plane

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Project by ChickenChaser posted 07-17-2016 07:25 PM 1065 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have always had a problem re sawing with my panel saw. So I thought a Kerfing plane might help. It’s made out of a hunk of wood I got out of the fire wood pile. not really sure what kind of wood it is. the arms are from a poplar dowel. I cut up an old rusty saw for the blade and filed it to about 6 ppi, and set it for a wide kerf. I used a cheap 3/4 inch threading kit to connect the arms and to tighten the fence.
I’m glad I made it, it works really well, and no problems with the saw wondering in a thick cut! and I spend lest than half the time planning my re sawed boards square.

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#1 posted 07-17-2016 09:06 PM

Firewood has never looked so good! Excellent work!

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Dan Krager

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#2 posted 07-17-2016 09:47 PM

Now THAT’s a beautiful work of art. You actually gonna use that thing?


-- Dan Krager, Olney IL There are three types of people...those who are good at math and those who aren't.

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#3 posted 07-17-2016 10:55 PM

Yep, It works great. Not nearly as nice as your saw benches, I think I might have to build myself one

Now THAT s a beautiful work of art. You actually gonna use that thing?


- Dan Krager

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#4 posted 07-18-2016 01:38 AM

Sweet looking tool, great design & build.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#5 posted 07-18-2016 01:53 AM

What a beautiful hand made tool.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#6 posted 07-18-2016 02:19 PM

Very nice.

-- Julian

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#7 posted 07-18-2016 07:17 PM

Great looking plane and thanks for rescuing the wood from the burn pile.

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#8 posted 07-19-2016 04:30 AM


-- just rjR

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#9 posted 07-21-2016 07:50 PM

Beautiful work and great shaping. That fence design is very clever.

-- Allen, Colorado

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