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Ideas to help hold 2x4 (and thicker) stock when joining
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I'm very new here, so I'm open to any suggestions.  I've been happily working with the Kreg jig for a little while, and recently added the HD to my collection so I can work on bigger stock.  I'm…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Charlene Christensen Apr 26, 2017.

 

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Charlene Christensen replied to Charlene Christensen's discussion 'Ideas to help hold 2x4 (and thicker) stock when joining'
"Thanks Tony that's awesome!"
Apr 26, 2017
Tony replied to Charlene Christensen's discussion 'Ideas to help hold 2x4 (and thicker) stock when joining'
"I just bought a bunch of Bessey clamps from Amazon 2 months ago.  Hopefully this will…"
Apr 26, 2017
Charlene Christensen replied to Charlene Christensen's discussion 'Ideas to help hold 2x4 (and thicker) stock when joining'
"Thanks everyone for their replies! That's great information.  I very much like the idea of using the straps; I think this would work very well for what I'm currently working on.  The cedar sofa that Tony built sounds lovely, and…"
Apr 26, 2017
Doug replied to Charlene Christensen's discussion 'Ideas to help hold 2x4 (and thicker) stock when joining'
"I use the Bessey wood clamps in the 4 packs from Home Depot.  I can clamp squared pieces of wood to hold the location of the piece with the kreg pocket holes.  That can keep the piece from moving while I fasten the Kreg screw.  Also I…"
Apr 26, 2017
Tony replied to Charlene Christensen's discussion 'Ideas to help hold 2x4 (and thicker) stock when joining'
"Hi Charlene, I might suggest that you use another piece of wood that it clearly flat and clamp that down over the 2 pieces that you're joining.  In some cases, with larger projects that no longer fit on a work table, you have to improvise…"
Apr 26, 2017
KregCS replied to Charlene Christensen's discussion 'Ideas to help hold 2x4 (and thicker) stock when joining'
"Charlene,  Unfortunately when working with larger pieces like this you kind of have to improvise.  I know some people when working with larger pieces have used ratchet straps in order to hold them together while joining.  Some use…"
Apr 25, 2017
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Ideas to help hold 2x4 (and thicker) stock when joining

I'm very new here, so I'm open to any suggestions.  I've been happily working with the Kreg jig for a little while, and recently added the HD to my collection so I can work on bigger stock.  I'm currently working on a road-side stall to sell flowers from.  I'm using some reclaimed wood which is just shy of 2 inches thick.  Does anyone have any ideas for how to hold the wood snug whilst I'm screwing it together?  Everything I've tried so far only works for thinner wood.  Thanks in advance!See More
Apr 24, 2017

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Kreg Jig® K4
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Beginner DIYer
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I'm just starting out with DIY, I'm using this as a creative hobby for some downtime from my veterinary work.

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