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Project by Greg D posted 448 days ago 4626 views 47 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Yet one more kerfmaker. These little jigs are awesome & very useful. I made it out of maple & walnut. Let me know what you think!

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





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TheDane

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#1 posted 447 days ago

I like! These things look pretty handy … I’ve got to make me one.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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SteveGaskins

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#2 posted 447 days ago

Nice. I need to make one of these one day. Added to favorites. Thanks for posting.

-- Steve, South Carolina, http://www.finewoodworkingofsc.com

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Pieter

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#3 posted 447 days ago

Ok, I have to confess I do not have a clue as to what a kerf maker is. I know an saw blade has a curf and that is about it.

Pieter

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Greg D

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#4 posted 447 days ago

Guys you need to definitely make one. Peter check out this link from Lumber Jock “mafe” http://lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/18170

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

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Graeme

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#5 posted 447 days ago

Very nice work Greg. I am debating if I would use one though. Frankly I am with Pieter. I do not know what it does. If I did know and it was useful I would make one. Maybe someone could tell me before I go google it.

Edit:

I just saw the link Greg. So I would use it for saddle joints and making lattices? I am just wondering about the applications.

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Greg D

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#6 posted 447 days ago

I use it on my table saw fence (as pic) & cross cut sled for dado’s, half lap joints. A lot less errors & usually I don’t use a dado stack.

More for cutting the perfect Kerr for any size without measuring except for where you want the kerf.

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

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Graeme

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#7 posted 447 days ago

That is kind of what I was thinking. I just ran my stack today on some fairly long dados. It seems like the kerfer might only be useful for smaller stuff?

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Greg D

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#8 posted 447 days ago

Well mostly. The idea came from one of the guys over at Bridge City Tool works. They have videos as well. It’s Kinda meant for the exact sized dado or kerf without measuring mistakes & having an expensive precise dado stack.

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

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JSB

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#9 posted 447 days ago

Well done. Maple and walnut is my favorite combo too!

-- Jay - http://www.jayscustomcreations.com or http://www.woodworkingwithsketchup.com

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Greg D

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#10 posted 447 days ago

Thanks Jay!

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

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bake

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#11 posted 447 days ago

Very nice.
I use mine all of the time, it is a very handy little tool.

-- I love the smell of Home Depot in the morning, it smells like.......carpentry. Bake, Bar Lazy U Woodworks, Lehi,UT.

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Sandy

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#12 posted 447 days ago

As a fellow kerfmaker maker (See, Gaggle of Kermakers), I’ve used walnut, and I’ve used maple, and I even used both in one that I made, but yours is much, much nicer looking. Good job.

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489tad

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#13 posted 447 days ago

Very clean. Well done.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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stefang

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#14 posted 447 days ago

Looks very nice to me Greg and a practical tool too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Greg D

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#15 posted 447 days ago

Thank you Lumber Jock’s!

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

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