Kerf maker

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Project by tdv posted 11-14-2010 11:27 PM 11112 views 26 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This one is for you Mads thanks for your info & kind thoughts here is my version it’s made of some scrap offcuts of engineered walnut flooring (waste not want not) & it works!

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#1 posted 11-14-2010 11:33 PM

Looks Good.

I sent Mad’s the link. :)

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#2 posted 11-14-2010 11:44 PM

Thankyou Jamie

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#3 posted 11-14-2010 11:50 PM

I got the original one,but this looks much better.

Well done

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

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#4 posted 11-15-2010 01:26 AM

Another very nice jig.

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#5 posted 11-15-2010 04:04 AM

This is one of the prettier ones I have seen! Very nice.

(As a side note, I always have to remind myself how to use these whenever I see one posted, and then I decide I have to build one myself, but then I never do. I guess if I ever do build one I’ll have to just keep an instruction sheet wrapped around it to remind myself how to use the thing!)

-- David from Indiana --

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#6 posted 11-15-2010 04:16 AM

Beautiful tool, now I guess I’m going to have to make one of these too. This could be the start of the kerf makers owners club. Very nice use of materials

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#7 posted 11-15-2010 06:56 AM

This one is one of the better one.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#8 posted 11-15-2010 08:59 AM

how did you make all these parts?
like what tools and tricks

-- Ben L

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#9 posted 11-15-2010 10:01 AM

David I was exactly the same even now I have to think about it, I guess my brains not wired up the same way as most.
Ben I made all the parts with a tongue & groove to run on & cut all the slots with a 6mm spiral upcut router cutter & recut the slots using a ball end cutter, I made the little thumbwheels out of brass bar turned to7/8” knurled the outside & tapped the hole to 6mm & used stainless bolts my workshop gets quite cold & damp in winter so rust is a problem

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#10 posted 11-15-2010 10:49 AM

Hi Trevor,
Thank you so much for the words, it is very kind of you.
What a kerfmaker you have made, it’s beautiful!
And the fact that it’s made from recylce, makes my smile even bigger.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#11 posted 11-15-2010 01:56 PM

Having made several myself, I feel qualified to say yours is really well done. Beautiful work!!

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#12 posted 11-15-2010 04:23 PM

Beautifully done. It should give you real satisfaction and pleasure to work with.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#13 posted 11-15-2010 08:05 PM

Hello Tdv

It looks like the original but yours is more beautiful

Here is the Number ONE of all I have seen


Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#14 posted 11-15-2010 09:04 PM

Thankyou all I ‘ve learnt a lot on Lumberjocks it’s a great place for sharing

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#15 posted 11-16-2010 07:26 AM

And, it was free, except for the time

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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