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04-01-2012 02:14 AM

Topic tags/keywords: kerfmakers jig

I got caught up in the kerfmaker craze and made 3 of them. They worked as advertised and I haven’t really found a use for them. I know hundreds if not thousands of these were made and I was wondering how many of them see regular use. I thought they might speed up my Shipwright hinges but not. Tell me what you use yours for.

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#1 posted 04-01-2012 02:21 AM

I’m in the dark. What’s a kerfmaker?

Kindly,

Lee

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#2 posted 04-01-2012 02:45 AM

I have seen them demonstrated and it just didn’t do it for me. There just not my cup of tea. I am sure these other guys have used them. They are a great idea. I am interested to see some of the answers.

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#3 posted 04-01-2012 03:06 AM

Saw em’ and forgot about em’.

I never got em’????

My $0.02 worth.

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#4 posted 04-01-2012 03:08 AM

Actually I had forgot.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQ6_S6lZKLI

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#5 posted 04-01-2012 03:09 AM

I’m with Lee n Viking; what in the world’s a kerfmaker, Andy? Isn’t that what a saw blade does?

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#6 posted 04-01-2012 03:15 AM

When I need one(which is not often), I just make a disposable one, then throw it away after the job is finished. I can’t see keeping it around. I have some trivets planned and I expect I’ll use one for those.

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#7 posted 04-01-2012 03:18 AM

I use thin kerf blades as a rule to reduce loss. The only time I use a “standard” kerf blade is when I make short tenons on cabinet door frames as is quicker that setting up a dado blade.

-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas

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#8 posted 04-01-2012 03:24 AM

hay Andy its one of those i think i will use but haven,t sitting in my favorets.i haven’t learnt how to make my cuts well enough with out one yet.

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#9 posted 04-01-2012 03:25 AM

Lee and Paul, Search ‘kerfmaker’ in the LJ search window to see LOTS of variations. I can’t believe how many were posted. I thought you had to make at least one to be admitted as a member! EDIT: I just looked and there are over 10 pages of kerfmakers!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#10 posted 04-01-2012 03:35 AM

I got in on the “no kerfmaker” waiver. ;-)

If I ever make one and enter it as a project …..... I have to leave ….. quietly.

-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas

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#11 posted 04-01-2012 04:21 AM

First time I ever heard of one. – lol

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#12 posted 04-01-2012 10:30 AM

First time I ever heard of one. Got my interest. I don’t know if I’ll ever need one, but it looks pretty cool.

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#13 posted 04-01-2012 01:30 PM

You’re dating yourself Andy :^)

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#14 posted 04-01-2012 01:48 PM

I’ve incorproated the idea into a box joint jig, which I still need to post as a project. I just haven’t taken any decent photos. In the mean time, I think I’ve come up with an improvement so once that is done, perhaps I’ll get to it.

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#15 posted 04-01-2012 07:28 PM

This sounds like another April Fools joke.

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