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Forum topic by Jerry posted 03-07-2015 05:25 PM 1617 views 1 time favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jerry

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03-07-2015 05:25 PM

Topic tags/keywords: resource jig tip kerfing plane milling sawing

As Mark TWW would say, only those of us of the “galoot” persuasion might appreciate this amazing and unique hand tool. Go to time mark 2:40 to see it in action. I thought this was the coolest thing I’ve seen in a long time.


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#1 posted 03-07-2015 05:42 PM

That is sweet.

-- I'm selfless because it feels so good!

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#2 posted 03-08-2015 04:17 AM

I’ve seen kerfing planes being used before,but I’ve never seen someone use one while balancing a pile of ropes on thier head.

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#3 posted 03-09-2015 11:47 AM

Makes sense.

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#4 posted 03-09-2015 12:02 PM

So that’s how it was done before bandsaws! While I use handplanes, I think I’ll just keep my bandsaw.

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#5 posted 03-11-2015 06:45 PM

Neat tool. No historical precedent for it, of course, but neat nevertheless.

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#6 posted 03-11-2015 08:20 PM



Neat tool. No historical precedent for it, of course, but neat nevertheless.

- ZacharyD

That’s not quite an accurate statement Zachary…

Article linked below

Everything Old is New Again

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#7 posted 03-12-2015 01:59 PM

I’m familiar with the example in your link. Mid-19th century doesn’t exactly explain how resawing was done prior to the bandsaw. That’s all I was saying :) Perhaps I should have been more descriptive in my post. It is very easy to appear to be a jerk in an online post, as it appears I may have been.

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#8 posted 03-12-2015 02:30 PM

I’m quite sure that you are familiar with the example in my link since I pointed you directly to it.

If you had actually been familiar with the link that I put in this post 30 seconds before you read it here, you would not have said that there is no historical precedent for it, because the historical precedent is staring you right in the face in that article.

As far as resawing prior to the band saw, that was not even part of the subject of the original post, which was simply intended to share the idea of the kerfing plane, hence the title “Kerfing Plane”.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/

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