Yes folks,ANOTHER KerfMaker...

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Project by Dalbergian posted 11-20-2009 12:56 AM 7686 views 17 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After seeing LJ newcomer ChrisinOttowa’s take on BCTW’s genius device,the KM1,I was inspired to post my take on it.
Like Chris’s my version also utilises brass & Rosewood,in my case Bocote,Mexican Rosewood.I also used some black veined turquoise Trustone & African Blackwood.
90mm long by 16mm deep by 39mm high & the brass nuts are 4mm thick by 14mm diameter tapped with an M4 thread.The knurling is achieved by placing the tapped disc on a nail so that it can freely rotate & then offering it up to the fine wheel of my grinder.If you hold it at approximately 45 degrees to the spindle of the grinder it will spin on the nail whilst a fine texture is cut into the surface.I had to dunk in cold water often as brass is a crazy good conductor.

-- "Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible." ~ Frank Zappa

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#1 posted 11-20-2009 01:08 AM

that is a cool looking jig…. does it work

-- I get out in the shop when I can

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#2 posted 11-20-2009 01:13 AM

All I can say is WOW! that is beautiful


-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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#3 posted 11-20-2009 01:38 AM

Really great looking Kerf Maker! I’d like to see more pictures of it if you could take some at different angles and with it open a little more. Excellent!

-- Oshkosh, Wisconsin

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#4 posted 11-20-2009 02:27 AM

That is really sweet. You win.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#5 posted 11-20-2009 02:28 AM

Now that’s a sweet little tool : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#6 posted 11-20-2009 05:05 AM

Under achiever, you gave it your best shot. :-) .......... Nice job!

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#7 posted 11-20-2009 07:14 AM

That thing is more like art then a tool.
I’d be afraid to drop it.
Your choice of materials is always exquisite.

Thank you for sharing a look at it.

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#8 posted 11-20-2009 08:39 AM

Cool jig….......I think I would put that in my wife’s’ curio cabinet so I wouldn’t damage it!!

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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#9 posted 11-20-2009 11:35 AM

Thats something to be proud of, great colors!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#10 posted 11-20-2009 01:12 PM

OK, it looks great but I’m being a bit dense here, what does a kerf maker do? Once I know I’m sure I’ll need one.

-- Dave- New Brunswick

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#11 posted 11-26-2009 10:01 PM

Rustedknuckles is not alone. I think I might know the purpose, but I don’t know how to use one.
Ditto-”Once I know I’m sure I’ll need one”

-- Skillet, Louisiana

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#12 posted 11-26-2009 10:03 PM

To see what it does, watch this video. The video is at the bottom of the page.'s+New/KM-1+KerfMaker+Pre-Order

BTW. I pre-ordered one today.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#13 posted 12-15-2009 12:18 AM

i dont get where u guys get the brass nuts but they all look sweeet one day i’ll work up th nerve to make one in the mean time i’ll just enjoy the ones here on LJ

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://[email protected]

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#14 posted 07-23-2010 04:50 PM

That has to be the prettiest one yet.

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#15 posted 07-23-2010 05:16 PM

thats a nifty trick with the grinder to get knurled edging. thanks!

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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