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Hi everyone, guess I should introduce myself since I've had the temerity to make a few posts already. My name is RIchard, I'm British in my early 50's and live in the Pacific Northwest (been here 13 years).

 

I am putting together a small workshop (23ft x 13ft looks small once you put a couple of tools and benches in it), and bought the Kreg K4 a couple of weeks ago.  I absolutely love the jig!!!! I have only made a few very "rough-and-ready" projects like a monitor stand, small plywood shelf/bracket to support Air compressor lines - but everything takes longer to measure and cut than it does to assemble. I have already managed to drill a hole in the jig (drilling 3/4" when the setup was 1/2") - but I'm hoping I'm not the only one to make that mistake.

 

I hope to move on to some cabinetry type projects in the coming months, and will post pictures if they are worthy.

 

Richard

I have already done it myself. I had the bit set up for an 1 1/2" and forgot to move the jig from 3/4" and observed some blue shavings during drilling. I knew something was wrong and needless to say I was a little upset. Once I took out the board I realized it wasn't to bad. I expected to see a big 'ol hole, I was relieved to see it was just the bit tip. It was just the point it was brand new.

RIchard Fazakerley said:

Hi everyone, guess I should introduce myself since I've had the temerity to make a few posts already. My name is RIchard, I'm British in my early 50's and live in the Pacific Northwest (been here 13 years).

 

I am putting together a small workshop (23ft x 13ft looks small once you put a couple of tools and benches in it), and bought the Kreg K4 a couple of weeks ago.  I absolutely love the jig!!!! I have only made a few very "rough-and-ready" projects like a monitor stand, small plywood shelf/bracket to support Air compressor lines - but everything takes longer to measure and cut than it does to assemble. I have already managed to drill a hole in the jig (drilling 3/4" when the setup was 1/2") - but I'm hoping I'm not the only one to make that mistake.

 

I hope to move on to some cabinetry type projects in the coming months, and will post pictures if they are worthy.

 

Richard

Richard,

  Now for something completely different....Where are you from in GB.  I am in the military and spent a year in England.  I lived in the village of Icklingham between Mildenhall and Bury St. Edmonds.  We loved living in Suffolk and I was able to buy some nice furniture cheaply at an auction that became my favorite haunt.  Also, I learned to cut hand dovetails at a woodshop in Lakenheath.

RIchard Fazakerley said:

Hi everyone, guess I should introduce myself since I've had the temerity to make a few posts already. My name is RIchard, I'm British in my early 50's and live in the Pacific Northwest (been here 13 years).

 

I am putting together a small workshop (23ft x 13ft looks small once you put a couple of tools and benches in it), and bought the Kreg K4 a couple of weeks ago.  I absolutely love the jig!!!! I have only made a few very "rough-and-ready" projects like a monitor stand, small plywood shelf/bracket to support Air compressor lines - but everything takes longer to measure and cut than it does to assemble. I have already managed to drill a hole in the jig (drilling 3/4" when the setup was 1/2") - but I'm hoping I'm not the only one to make that mistake.

 

I hope to move on to some cabinetry type projects in the coming months, and will post pictures if they are worthy.

 

Richard

The London area born in Edgware and lived most recently in Peckham, but moved around a lot (Dad was military)

Hello Everyone,

New member Ron Bogansky from Kutztown, PA (eastern PA near Allentown).  I am a hobbyist woodworker and DIYer.  I have had my jig (K3) for about 6 years.  I bought it at the Kreg display at the first woodworking show I attended.  It really has helped make me a better woodworker and I find it to be one of my favorite tools.

Ron

Hello Everyone. I am fairly new to this site and the Kreg jig world. My name is Evan and I am from La Verne California. I have been building my first project using my Kreg jig over the last couple months. It isn't finished but its almost there. I do steel fabrication and wood working as a hobby. Check out my page and let me know what you guys think; I am always looking for constructive feedback. Take Care. 

I was stationed through RAF Lakenheth and worked at RAF Feltwell.  Suffolk (and Norfolk) were beautiful.  We lived in a barn conversion on a farm and it was great.  The property backed up to the Elveden Estate.  Had a wonderful time and miss our mates.

RIchard Fazakerley said:

The London area born in Edgware and lived most recently in Peckham, but moved around a lot (Dad was military)

Hi.  I'm Steve from Lexington, KY.  I have done woodworking on and off (mostly off) since I was a child.  Now that I am retired I am finally able to devote some time to it.  I bought a Kreg kit after seeing a demo at the local Woodcraft store and because my current project is well suited to pocket hole joinery.  My son and I are building a bunk bed set.  So far we have planted 64 Kreg screws in 16 joints that fasten the head and foot boards to the posts.  These pieces are rock solid and look great.

I am glad to hear that.. can not wait to see pics of it!

 

Hello everyone,

I have not purchased the jig yet but will later this week.

Hello everyone, My name is Robert\, I am from Saginaw, Michigan were I am a former lic. builder, arch designer, master carp. I am in the process of starting an (retirement) business out of my garage/shop building cabinetry, electric guitars and collectable doll furniture. Any suguestions, advie and even drawings plans would be wlecomed.  Thank you and happy wood butchering to all.

Hi 

My name is Ron

I am recently retired, and looking forward to my real passion, and that is woodworking.

I live in Brainerd Minnesota

Looking forward to learning a lot from the Kreg community

 

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