Rob Cosman's Kerf X-10: Regular Size
Back in the summer of 1987 master craftsman Tage Frid showed me his ingenious method of finishing the saw cuts on the pinboard of a half-blind dovetail joint. I couldn't believe how well and fast his method worked - it was like magic! Neil, a student from South Africa, suggested I make Tage's idea into a tool. That inspired my Kerf X-10 (extend the saw cut - get it?). If you cut half-blind dovetails you will love this tool!
- Kerf X-10: Regular size works with our dovetail saw.
Kerf X-10: Regular size completes the saw cut in half-blind dovetails.
Waste removal is faster than paring and more accurate.
Works in soft and hardwoods.
The Kerf X-10: Regular size works in saws kerfs in the .024 inch to .026 inch width range, such as our regular dovetail saw.
Handle is made of Cherry.
Blade is affixed to the ¼ inch x ¾ inch brass back with peened copper pins.
Brass back has a 1-1/2 inch x ¼ inch x ¼ inch tenon epoxied into the handle.
Working edge of the blade is squared to the sides and ready for use.
Overall length is 7 inch, blade length 2 ¾ inch, depth ¾ inch.
Very well made. Quality and detail are excellent. Rob is first rate.
I have not used this yet, it looks very well made. I thank you for your teaching on how to make hand made dove tails.
Makes half blind dove tail clean up so much easier and time it takes to accurately get the tails and pins to fit.