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Bradley M. Small
  • Mooresville, NC
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Incra Universal Precision Positioning Jig and Kreg router table ???
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I just recently got an Incra Universal Precision Positioning Jig (original incra jig).Has anyone tried interfacing it into the Kreg fence or should I just build their fence and take the Kreg fence…Continue

Tags: fence, jig, incra

Started this discussion. Last reply by KregCS Jun 22, 2017.

Stabalizing Clamped Joint to avoid movement when screwing
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I have been running into this frustration more and more lately. What is the best and most foolproof way to clamp stability into a joint so that it won't slip when putting in the pocket screw?Continue

Tags: clamp, hole, pocket

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bradley M. Small Apr 2, 2017.

 

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Bradley M. Small replied to Bradley M. Small's discussion 'Stabalizing Clamped Joint to avoid movement when screwing'
Apr 2, 2017
Gary roofner replied to Bradley M. Small's discussion 'Stabalizing Clamped Joint to avoid movement when screwing'
"Here is a 5 inch L bracket  if you notice there  are 4 counter sunk holes to put in a corner to reinforce a corner joint or reinforce a corner joint. If you have a project try this it works. I first take a scrap from the project …"
Apr 2, 2017
Gary roofner replied to Bradley M. Small's discussion 'Stabalizing Clamped Joint to avoid movement when screwing'
"Normally there used to reinforce corner joints in a repair. However it works good as clamping aid. I am exceedingly impressed at how well they work. There called 5 inch L brackets 5 bucks for corner clamps good deal."
Apr 1, 2017
Bradley M. Small replied to Bradley M. Small's discussion 'Stabalizing Clamped Joint to avoid movement when screwing'
Apr 1, 2017
Bradley M. Small replied to Bradley M. Small's discussion 'Stabalizing Clamped Joint to avoid movement when screwing'
"I get that, I just can't see what the L-brackets are"
Apr 1, 2017
Gary roofner replied to Bradley M. Small's discussion 'Stabalizing Clamped Joint to avoid movement when screwing'
"Bradley just used to clamp to drive kreg screws and build frame . This exceeded my expectation my old Sears corner clamps treads are worn out. This is easier and less cumbersome than old clamps."
Apr 1, 2017
Bradley M. Small replied to Bradley M. Small's discussion 'Stabalizing Clamped Joint to avoid movement when screwing'
"I can't see in the picture what kind of L-Bracket you are using. Is that what you use to hang a shelf or something?"
Apr 1, 2017
Ken Darga replied to Bradley M. Small's discussion 'Stabalizing Clamped Joint to avoid movement when screwing'
"Gary, I recall reading that, or a similar article, and had to verify it for myself. I checked some typical stamped & formed angle braces, normally found at home centers--- I found the angles WERE NOT true 90 degrees. The angles were measured…"
Apr 1, 2017
Gary roofner replied to Bradley M. Small's discussion 'Stabalizing Clamped Joint to avoid movement when screwing'
"I tried the trick from family handyman using a 5 inch L bracket . Here are pictures of a project I'm building using kreg joints clamped with this method."
Apr 1, 2017
Gary roofner replied to Bradley M. Small's discussion 'Stabalizing Clamped Joint to avoid movement when screwing'
"I use corner  clamps on carcuses and kreg on face frames."
Mar 18, 2017
michael evans replied to Bradley M. Small's discussion 'Stabalizing Clamped Joint to avoid movement when screwing'
"Screw two pieces of straight timber at 90 degrees on your workbench ,place frame in two the temporary frame clamp with downward pressure screw together.Hope this helps. "
Mar 11, 2017
Don Foley replied to Bradley M. Small's discussion 'Stabalizing Clamped Joint to avoid movement when screwing'
"Bradley, When assembling cabinet carcasses or similar projects requiring edge to face mounting I use corner squares from Rockler.  I clamp the two pieces to the square to keep them aligned, both flush and square.  I then still use a long…"
Feb 18, 2017
Bradley M. Small replied to Bradley M. Small's discussion 'Stabalizing Clamped Joint to avoid movement when screwing'
"Don - If I were making a face frame or door the clamping would not be an issue. Where I am having a problem is edge to face like in making a carcass for a cabinet or a drawer box. Bradley"
Feb 16, 2017
Don Foley replied to Bradley M. Small's discussion 'Stabalizing Clamped Joint to avoid movement when screwing'
"Bradley, I use a 2 clamp system.  First I clamp both pieces to my work bench typically with a padded "F" style clamp, placing the clamp over the joint between the piece with the pocket holes and the piece the screws will go…"
Feb 16, 2017
Bradley M. Small replied to Bradley M. Small's discussion 'Stabalizing Clamped Joint to avoid movement when screwing'
"Do you mean the one that fits inside the hole? That does work quite well, until I have a hole pattern that doesn't allow that clamp to be near enough to the one I am screwing."
Feb 16, 2017

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Which Kreg products do you own?
Kreg Jig K4, Face Clamps, Precision Router Table
How would you describe yourself?
Intermediate Woodworker
How did you learn about the Kreg Owners' Community?
Other
What's one interesting fact about you, your life, your garage, shop, or home?
We tore down a garage and built the shop because we moved to a much smaller house

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