|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 04-12-2011 07:24 PM||6906 views||37 times favorited||16 comments|
I was again challenged to try to make one of these neat little kerfmakers. I had looked at the video for Bridge City Tools and still cannot figure out how it is used with the second gapped area so I made one of my own design that is easily understood. It was just bit more tricky to fit everything in. I was designing on the fly while milling the body. It is a bit longer because it has a range of up to 2”. The blade gap slide has been changed to brass and I added new photos to show how it is used and how it is assembled.
That little critter works really slick. The only measurement was to check the height of the cut to be half the board thickness. I was amazed at how quick you can make dados fit together with a Kerfmaker.
I used Hawaiian Koa wood because it is so hard on tools and stable, it is finished with Deft semi-gloss.
I must add for clarity that the brass knurled nut that is used to set the blade width, is floating in the groove and does not clamp down on the wood, just the brass slide.
This one was inspired by Mads from way back. Thank you , Mads!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!