Kerfmaker, what a fun little tool

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Project by PaBull posted 09-16-2010 04:07 PM 99700 views 184 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished my kerfmaker last night. Thanks to to all that posted their kerfmakers before me. (I still like mine the best ) ;-)

I used scrap maple and mahogany. The bolt I had laying around. So, cost $0.

What fun it is to work with, after the kerfmaker is tuned in to the width of the saw blade!

Below is a video from Bridge City Tool Works on their fancy KM-1 kerfmaker. They did a superb job on the video.


-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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#1 posted 09-16-2010 04:30 PM

Thats a nice kerfmarker, you are so right yours a the best!
Best of thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#2 posted 09-16-2010 04:32 PM

Nice design.

-- Life is about choices. You can spend a lot of money on furniture and have really nice furniture; Or you can spend a lot on tools and have even more expensive, crappy furniture. I made my choice.

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#3 posted 09-16-2010 04:36 PM

I’ve obviously not been paying attention – this is the first if these I’ve seen. Why buy it when you can make it, eh? I may have to try this myself. Great idea!

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#4 posted 09-16-2010 04:57 PM

Robert, here is a YouTube link of the KM-1 KerfMaker:

Thanks Mad, or are you mocking me???

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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#5 posted 09-16-2010 05:21 PM

No, I’m not, I like yours because of the design with the tighten bolt on top.
But what I meant are acually that for you, yours are the coolest – so yes a little.
Big smile,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#6 posted 09-16-2010 05:23 PM

I even put it in my favorites.

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#7 posted 09-16-2010 05:39 PM

Nice Pictures of how to join !!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#8 posted 09-16-2010 05:40 PM

WooHoo. I like yours too.
They are a cute little jig thingy.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#9 posted 09-16-2010 06:02 PM

Okay never seen one of these but watched the video and I now have to make one. Thanks for the post.

-- Nick, AZ. Wood is a canvas for God's art work, it is our job as woodworkers to figur out the best way to display it.

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#10 posted 09-16-2010 06:17 PM

Nope like mine better, LOL

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

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#11 posted 09-16-2010 06:18 PM

I think I prefer the wide, nut-on-top configuration to the narrow, lays-on-it-side type.

-- "A man may conduct himself well in both adversity and good fortune, but if you want to test his character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln

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#12 posted 09-16-2010 07:05 PM

Hello pabull

I like you kerfmaker because your system is different of the others

A very good job

Ive already done one but when I see yours I think I will think again to make one like yours

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#13 posted 09-16-2010 07:25 PM

Now I know what a kerfmaker is for. I’ll make one some day. Thanks for posting.

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#14 posted 09-16-2010 07:53 PM

jorgeG, He has a screw on the end just like most of the other home-made ones…

-- If you can't build it, code it. If you can't code it, build it. But always ALWAYS take a picture.

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#15 posted 09-16-2010 08:55 PM

Ahem, please enlighten me! What do you use it for? I can’t watch the video, my farm dail up connection takes so long to download video, I can go and cut some dovetails!

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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