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Forum topic by georgechamplin posted 03-16-2015 02:42 PM 3511 views 8 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-16-2015 02:42 PM

Topic tags/keywords: kerfmaker

I’ve been looking at many of the varieties of KerfMaker and most of them lose the ability to set the kerf width as easily as the original by BridgeCity Toolworks.

I like the idea of making set-up blocks for my common saw blade and dado widths and using them to consistently set the kerf offset.
See them in this Bridge City user’s guide video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFpNxtiSaYY

Here’s my version, which uses a central spline similar to others I’ve seen on LJ. But this one has a second sliding adjustment below the spline for setting the kerf-width in the same way possible with the BCT version.


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#1 posted 03-23-2015 01:55 AM

Great design. I made one out of aluminum with a router table and it took forever. Since then I make them out of wood.

What do you like to use it for?

Al

-- I can fix anything. Just ask my grandkids.

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#2 posted 03-23-2015 01:59 AM

Your right. Many don’t adjust for the kerf. So what’s the point of making it.

Al

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#3 posted 03-23-2015 03:09 AM

Ok I’ve seen many how to builds,but what are they fo and how do you use them and why?

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#4 posted 03-23-2015 03:33 AM

Daddy, watch the video that was posted in the first post.

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#5 posted 03-23-2015 08:05 PM

Al,
I’ve only used it for dados and grooves on plywood so far.

Most KerfMakers DO have an adjustment for the kerf width. Usually it’s a screw in the end of the bottom piece. But that design is not as simple to use with the set-up blocks shown in the video. The set-up blocks are the most accurate way to measure the actual kerf make by any blade or dado stack.

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#6 posted 03-24-2015 01:45 AM

George
I do the same. I like any method of work that rules out measuring. With this tool you don’t even have to know the measurements. Besides who can accurately measure the saw kerf.

If this forum had a different (easier) method for posting pictures Id post my Kerfmakers.

Al

-- I can fix anything. Just ask my grandkids.

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#7 posted 08-11-2015 09:19 PM

I am brand new to LJ and I am still learning my way around. But is there a way to find the plans to make this or any kerfmaker? Sorry for the noob question and any help is greatly appreciated.
Thanks

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#8 posted 08-12-2015 04:06 AM

PJ2 Put kerfmaker in the search feature in the upper right corner of this site. There will be half a dozen examples from works of art to down and dirty.

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#9 posted 08-12-2015 01:24 PM

I made plans in Sketchup before touching a piece of wood for this one.

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#10 posted 11-14-2015 06:23 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iL5lrmrbgKc

really, just make your own.

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#11 posted 11-15-2015 03:02 PM

George,

Can you post your Sketchup Flie?

Charley

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#12 posted 11-15-2015 08:29 PM

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