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    Kerf cutting

    Working on a prototype strum stick guitar, and I'm at the point of making the linings{I think that's what they're called- the strips that bind the top & bottom to the sides}..anyways, could use some ideas on creating the kerfs so they are somewhat uniform in spacing & depth...the lining size I've chosen is 3/8" high x 1/4" thick. I'm sure I could make a jig similar to a box joint jig for the table saw, but leaning towards using the band saw and a stop block clamped partially behind the blade {if that makes sense}, just thinking that might be a simpler/quicker jig to toss together.......sure could use a few thoughts, thanks....
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    Ken, I haven't done what you are doing, but the band saw sounds like the most practical way to cut the kerfs with better control of your cuts,

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    Going to agree Charles, found a utube vid of a simple BS jig that looks to be what I was looking for!

    However...if I was more ambitious, I'd give this a go ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-pdUWoNjPo
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Cook View Post
    Going to agree Charles, found a utube vid of a simple BS jig that looks to be what I was looking for!

    However...if I was more ambitious, I'd give this a go ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-pdUWoNjPo
    That's a cool little jig. I would agree, the BS would do the cleanest cut and right size for the kerf.
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    Followed links from that to like 4 more automatic kerfing machines. So cool.

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