Rob Cosman's Kerf X-10: 3/4 Size
Back in the summer of 1987 master craftsman Tage Frid showed me his ingenious method of finishing the saw cuts on the pin board 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: 3/4 size works with our 3/4 dovetail saw.
Kerf X-10: 3/4 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: 3/4 size works in saws kerfs in the .019 inch to .021 inch width range, such as our 3/4 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.
Kerf X-10, 3/4
This is a great addition to my dovetail hand tools. It is the right size and has a great feel.