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    KM1 Kerf Maker anyone have one

    Seems to me this could be a real handy little tool for what i came unstuck making last week in my shop.

    I was cutting a half lap but the width of the joint was wider than my dado. So needed to sneek up on the second edge to get a tight fit.

    Looking at this it seems it would take the guess work out of it.

    Here is a you tube video on it


    Ok so for the questions

    Anyone have one of these and actually use it after having played with it initially.

    Any other ideas on how to get a half lap cut done accurately when its a piece 1 and 1/4 inch lapping onto another piece of wood same thickness different width?
    cheers

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    Don't have one but it looks kind of cool

    You could probably do the same thing with 2 spacer blocks. One for the top and bottom of the joint
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    show me what your up to rob??? that quilt rack i made had a good sized half lap in it.. but that little tool looks slick but i bets its pricey bridecity tools arent cheap..i would think some good meaurments would get you there as well
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    Yeah Larry you dead right but i saw a thread on another guys site where he made one. I like making my own but wondered about the use and value of this as opposed to just measuring etc.
    cheers

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    Its a story stick of sorts.
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    Larry here is the area i am working on. I have changed the design somewhat but not the drawing so the two pieces are now the same thickness.

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    cheers

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    Here is a link to a shop made version of this kind of jig. This guy reminds me of Nikki.
    cheers

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    That's cool. Don't know if it's 65 bucks worth of cool, though...

    There must be a cheaper way. Mine would get lost in the shop...

    Thanks,

    Bill

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Lantry View Post
    That's cool. Don't know if it's 65 bucks worth of cool, though...

    There must be a cheaper way. Mine would get lost in the shop...

    Thanks,

    Bill
    Actually 72$ Plus Shipping. The 65$ is a 'Founders' price and requires you join some kind of club...

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