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So recently i did my first kerf w Birch on a box I built for my buddy. I think it turned out pretty good considering the only other time I've only done it is w MDF. I did notice a few differences tho, one of which the kerf lines were more noticeable. I lightly sanded it when I was prepping for stain, but didnt wna take it down too far either... Ive looked at few examples online n it's on par w most of em I think, but theres a few that are a notch above the rest.

 Is there a way to get a smoother transition like those guys?

I know practice and experience will help, but ld like to shorten the learning curve a bit and save a few sheets of wood in the process. Thanks!

 


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Did you cut the kerfs on a table saw or with a handheld circular saw?


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I dont have a table saw, but I will next time. I had to used 2 welding style vise grips, a straight edge, n a circular saw.


1996 GMC Sierra 2500........................................................... (planned upgrades below)

Alternator .............. Factory ................................................... 270A
Batteries ................ Duralast and (1) XS D925 Battery......... replace Duralast w larger XS battery

Head Unit............. Soundstream VRN 65HB

Sound Processor ..... Precision Power DSP 88R

Component Amp ... Hifonics BRX6016.4................................. (T.B.D.)
Front stage ........... (4) Crescendo PWX 6.5" (2) Crescendo FT1

Sub amp ............... Hifonics BRZ1700.1D................................ (T.B.D.)
Subwoofer ..............(1) Soundqubed HDC3 12
Enclosure ................................................................................ IN PROGRESS

Soundproofing ......................................................................... IN PROGRESS

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This is the best picture of the kerf I have at the moment. Not sure if it helps any, but maybe by looking at it, it's more obvious what needs adjusted

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1996 GMC Sierra 2500........................................................... (planned upgrades below)

Alternator .............. Factory ................................................... 270A
Batteries ................ Duralast and (1) XS D925 Battery......... replace Duralast w larger XS battery

Head Unit............. Soundstream VRN 65HB

Sound Processor ..... Precision Power DSP 88R

Component Amp ... Hifonics BRX6016.4................................. (T.B.D.)
Front stage ........... (4) Crescendo PWX 6.5" (2) Crescendo FT1

Sub amp ............... Hifonics BRZ1700.1D................................ (T.B.D.)
Subwoofer ..............(1) Soundqubed HDC3 12
Enclosure ................................................................................ IN PROGRESS

Soundproofing ......................................................................... IN PROGRESS

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If you don't want lines you have to use the home Depot Birch. The 5ply kind as opposed to Baltic. It kerfs way cleaner. No lines at all. 

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2 minutes ago, DiBo said:

If you don't want lines you have to use the home Depot Birch. The 5ply kind as opposed to Baltic. It kerfs way cleaner. No lines at all. 

See I was afraid to use that bc it seems like the last cpl of plys needed to be untouched to keep it stronger. All I ever saw was people using Baltic birch 😕


1996 GMC Sierra 2500........................................................... (planned upgrades below)

Alternator .............. Factory ................................................... 270A
Batteries ................ Duralast and (1) XS D925 Battery......... replace Duralast w larger XS battery

Head Unit............. Soundstream VRN 65HB

Sound Processor ..... Precision Power DSP 88R

Component Amp ... Hifonics BRX6016.4................................. (T.B.D.)
Front stage ........... (4) Crescendo PWX 6.5" (2) Crescendo FT1

Sub amp ............... Hifonics BRZ1700.1D................................ (T.B.D.)
Subwoofer ..............(1) Soundqubed HDC3 12
Enclosure ................................................................................ IN PROGRESS

Soundproofing ......................................................................... IN PROGRESS

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That has a nice clean curve. I see you used both 


1996 GMC Sierra 2500........................................................... (planned upgrades below)

Alternator .............. Factory ................................................... 270A
Batteries ................ Duralast and (1) XS D925 Battery......... replace Duralast w larger XS battery

Head Unit............. Soundstream VRN 65HB

Sound Processor ..... Precision Power DSP 88R

Component Amp ... Hifonics BRX6016.4................................. (T.B.D.)
Front stage ........... (4) Crescendo PWX 6.5" (2) Crescendo FT1

Sub amp ............... Hifonics BRZ1700.1D................................ (T.B.D.)
Subwoofer ..............(1) Soundqubed HDC3 12
Enclosure ................................................................................ IN PROGRESS

Soundproofing ......................................................................... IN PROGRESS

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2 hours ago, MyNameIsNoob said:

That has a nice clean curve. I see you used both 

Baltic for strength and home Depot for a cleaner kerf. Take it down to about halfway through the last ply. Then sand it clean. You have to put a big 45 over the whole kerf afterwards and it won't have any stress on it whatsoever. Good luck. 

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Cool thx. I will keep that in mind, next time I do one. Always down to try something a different way


1996 GMC Sierra 2500........................................................... (planned upgrades below)

Alternator .............. Factory ................................................... 270A
Batteries ................ Duralast and (1) XS D925 Battery......... replace Duralast w larger XS battery

Head Unit............. Soundstream VRN 65HB

Sound Processor ..... Precision Power DSP 88R

Component Amp ... Hifonics BRX6016.4................................. (T.B.D.)
Front stage ........... (4) Crescendo PWX 6.5" (2) Crescendo FT1

Sub amp ............... Hifonics BRZ1700.1D................................ (T.B.D.)
Subwoofer ..............(1) Soundqubed HDC3 12
Enclosure ................................................................................ IN PROGRESS

Soundproofing ......................................................................... IN PROGRESS

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