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Woodworking Accessories Alternatives #2: Kerf Setting Dado Jig from a T-track left over

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Blog entry by steliart posted 01-31-2011 09:00 AM 2871 reads 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Inexpensive Aluminum T-Tracks! Part 2 of Woodworking Accessories Alternatives series Part 3: Improving your bench-top Drill Press »

Continuing this blog on T-tracks, there is nothing that goes to waist, even the most insignificant piece, at a given moment may turn out to be gold.

So, the other day I was looking into some drawers and I found a cut-off piece of t-track that I used on my router table. We all use them and most times we cut them to size to fit our dimension, as they are sold in specific lengths. So I was thinking why did I save that small 20cm long piece?
And the same night as I was browsing along the woodworking sites I saw this Kerf and it hit me what could I do with that left over piece of T-Track.

So I sat down and CAD a design of a Kerf Setting Jig using a piece of T-Track and some pieces of wood. Here is how I used that “useless” left over piece of T-track to build the Kerf Setting Jig.

If you wish to read more on how to build this jig, its dimensions, see some SketchUp photos and how to use it and set it up, please visit my Projects.

Thanks
Steli

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --



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Dez

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#1 posted 01-31-2011 10:12 AM

Cool! I knew I saved those “scrap” pieces for something!

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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#2 posted 01-31-2011 06:02 PM

looking good on the drawing
but I can´t see the adjustment screw
thats compensate for the sawkerf

take care
Dennis

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#3 posted 01-31-2011 06:09 PM

There is no adjustment screw, this one works as the original Kerfmaster does in the photo. Check my projects for this there is a link to a very nice video that demostrates everything.

Steli

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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#4 posted 01-31-2011 06:16 PM

thank´s Steliart

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