Hydraulic Crane (Toys and Joys) #5: Kerf making

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Blog entry by Dutchy posted 08-16-2015 02:50 PM 2084 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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In the doors there are small 1/16” kerfs added . To achieve this I considered to make the door in layers but eventually I bought a Pheil cutting knife from 1/32” (1 mm) and curved it into the wood. Maybe 1/16 would have be a better width. Please let me know. There are also 1/16” (2mm) cutting knives. Benefit of this knives is that the knive widht almost automatic will be the kerf width. You may not believe me but in real it looks better than on the picture.

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#1 posted 08-16-2015 03:06 PM

I do believe you and I sometimes do the same myself to make small grooves with small veining tools. this on groove around the door looks very good.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 08-16-2015 04:48 PM

Small details like that groove, will really make a difference in the final look of this.

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#3 posted 08-20-2015 11:49 AM

I agree with Joe and Mike, this groove will really make the finished product lok even better. It’s in the details. Part of the enjoyment of woodworking is the problem solving aspect and, as usual, you are right on top the situation. Well, done!

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#4 posted 08-20-2015 03:02 PM

Thanks Mike, Joe and Ron.


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