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Project by DaveinCA posted 04-20-2013 05:32 PM 3214 views 54 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finally got around to making a kerfmaker based upon what I liked best about many of the versions posted here on Lumberjocks. It’s been on my “list” for a very long time but I am so glad I finally got to it! I have been using it for the last week or so now and it works absolutely like a charm. The design is pretty simple, using some scrap oak and 1/8” hardboard glued into saw kerfs for the keys.

If any of you are like me and have put off making one of these much longer than intended, I recommend it for your next small project. It’s quick, simple, and a lot of fun to make.

-- Dave, Clovis CA





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Sandy

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#1 posted 04-20-2013 05:50 PM

Welcome to the KerfMaker’s Club… Yours looks a lot like PaBell's, which is somewhat different from the ones I made. Good job!

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mariva57

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#2 posted 04-20-2013 07:24 PM

Very useful tool, well done.

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

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Bsmith

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#3 posted 04-20-2013 09:51 PM

I like the guide rails. May have to make another one for myself.

-- Bryan

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#4 posted 04-20-2013 10:08 PM

Made one last week, used it for some jewelry box inserts. One of these and a table saw sled are must haves in my opinion, now that I have used one. Great idea, simple and just works.

yours looks better than mine however.

-- Mike.... West Virginia. "Man is a tool using animal. Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all.". T Carlyle

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WhoMe

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#5 posted 04-21-2013 04:23 AM

Okay this may be a dumb question but, what is a kerf maker?

-- I'm not clumsy.. It's just the floor hates me, the tables and chairs are bullies and the wall gets in the way.. - Mike -

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waho6o9

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#6 posted 04-21-2013 04:50 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQ6_S6lZKLI

A Kerf Maker is originally from Bridge City Toolworks.

Enjoy

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Greg D

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#7 posted 04-21-2013 05:46 AM

Nice work. Thinking it’s time to make my own. Thanks for sharing!

-- Greg D, Cen. CA, "Keep it on the Level, Do it Right the First Time!"

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WhoMe

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#8 posted 04-21-2013 09:30 PM

Ahhhh, I see said the blind man as he ran into the wall.
Thanks wahoo

Where do people think up stuff like this. ....

-- I'm not clumsy.. It's just the floor hates me, the tables and chairs are bullies and the wall gets in the way.. - Mike -

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#9 posted 04-21-2013 10:30 PM

:)

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#10 posted 05-11-2013 11:17 PM

Well done. I like your version of the kerf maker.

-- The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that our aim is too low and we reach it.. Michelangelo

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