|Project by mafe||posted 09-21-2010 12:31 AM||31324 views||286 times favorited||49 comments|
So now it was my turn to come up with an attempt on the Kerfmaker…
Another fun gadget is the tenonmarker:
I have been walking like a cat around the milk, when it comes to the Kerfmaker, the original are so dam cool, and well made – here on LJ there are so many fine attempts to make the same thing – and I did not want to copy the original…
But the final push came the other day, when PaBulls Kerfmaker was posted. I liked the fact that he put the locking mechanism on top, in that way it can be turned in all directions like the original.
Thank you for waking me up!
And I just 10.10.2010 see that ChrisinOttawa made one long before in the same princip and really cool (I even commented at that time), so I will give him the credit for the design, and PaBull for the push.
All I did was to make my version.
So my contribution ‘BRASS’!
I was not happy for the change of grain in the front, so I decided to make a front of brass, and then the rest simply happened. I mounted a threaded rod in the bottom, made a washer from a Euro Cent, mounted a threaded insert in the back (deep inside), so I could use a brass finger screw to set the blade thickness without tools and yes put a little brass rod in the top back, not just for fancy looks, but also so it would be a clear zero when it becomes a little worn.
Measure: 15×3,5×1,75 cm. Max wood 8,8 cm wide.
I changed up and down from my inspiration, so I would have a long rail all the way to the end. (Brass parts were mounted with Epoxy and a little brass screw in the front).
At first try, I adjusted the sawblade finger screw, set the Kerfmaker for the wood size, and made the cuts, then cleaned with the sawblade (as you can see in second last picture), no nothing after, just left it as it – and it fit perfectly! So I was a big smile once again!!!
You might be interested in my Height-, length gauge, when you have to set the table saw depth for the cut.
Hope it can be to some inspiration,
Best thoughts and thank you to all here who inspire me,
-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.