Making Kerfs on a wood model

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Blog entry by studeag posted 01-01-2018 02:31 AM 865 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My method for making kerfs for wood models

The base for the jig is a piece of floating floor about 10×20

You see on the picture the model I want to make kerf on

First step I trace the kerf on the jig to the dimensions

Then I know I am going to use a ½’’ guide bushing on my router, so I trace outside lines at ¼’’ on both sides of the kerf line

Then I use scrap pieces of wood thick enough to have my router bit roll on, and make the contour of the ½’’ drawing on the jig. It coul be screwed on or use double face tape.

Then I drill a 5/8’’ hole at one end to have my table mounted router 3/8’’ flush bearing go though the jig to cut against the scrap wood fence.

I cut the kerf size in the base of the jig

The finish product is a jig where the ½’’ guide bushing of the router will ride in the groove made and with a 1/16’’ diam bit will cut the good dimension kerf.

Then it is a question of placing it at the good place on your model parts

Hope it is going to help you all

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#1 posted 01-01-2018 04:36 AM

I like it fast and clean.
And one beautiful presentation!!!

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#2 posted 01-01-2018 09:29 AM

Thanks! If it’s ok with you I will make a link in my TIP blog.


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#3 posted 01-01-2018 12:26 PM

No problems, I will add some infos on how I did the tow truck kerfs

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