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Kreg True-Flex Featherboard
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Just purchased a Kerg-Flex Featherboard for my Craftsman 10" table saw. It fits perfectly in the slot but it slides with the board being cut. How does one stop it from sliding freely. Apparently I…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ed Francis Jun 5.

Miter Joints
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Does anyone have a procedure or know of a Kreg tuitorial regarding to correct way to join miter joints useing the Kreg Jig. I could probably figure it out but it might not be the correct or best way.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jay Boutwell Jul 2, 2012.

 

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Ed Francis replied to Charles Swift's discussion 'Kreg True-Flex Featherboard'
"I came across this post from 2013 in researching what sounded like the exact same problem.  After reading the replies that explained that only "hand tightening" should be needed, I realized that the wedge locks wern't expanding…"
Jun 5
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Nov 19, 2013
Zac Taubman left a comment for Charles Swift
"Charles, What a nice thing to say! Thank you very much! All I had to start with was a thought. I then took advantages to places where I saw fit.  Such as the "basement" area! It was such fun to put together. I know that yours will be…"
Aug 27, 2013
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Workbench Cabinet

"I like the design and your professional workmanship. Hope I can do as well. I really like the doors and pull out shelves. It will be difficult but I like that design so much that I will attempt to make simular workbenches for my new shop.Thanks for…"
Aug 18, 2013
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Work Bench One

"What a great bench. I can see that you gave it a lot of thought and engineered this bench to your needs. I'm thinking about designing something on that order for my shop and I will use your design as a reference."
Aug 18, 2013
Ken Darga replied to Charles Swift's discussion 'Kreg True-Flex Featherboard'
"Gary,  Place a metal ''flat'' washer under the end of the knob--- so the knob rotates on the surface of the washer. Fender washers are handy---clamping pressures are distributed to a larger surface area.  In some…"
May 23, 2013
Ken Darga replied to Charles Swift's discussion 'Kreg True-Flex Featherboard'
"PS--- If insufficient space does not allow the use of ''tape'', along the side of the bar, clean the surface areas, (remove the wax, oils, sawdust, or the like), from the miter slot using a mineral spirits dampened cloth, allow…"
May 23, 2013
Ken Darga replied to Charles Swift's discussion 'Kreg True-Flex Featherboard'
"Charles, The fasterner only needs to be snugged-up, (finger tight), to keep the tool from slippage. Over-tighening isn't necessary-- it only makes it more difficult to loosen.  Adding masking tape to one vertical face of the slide-bar, as…"
May 23, 2013
Charles Swift replied to Charles Swift's discussion 'Kreg True-Flex Featherboard'
"Thanks to all of my Kreg friends. I have it now and I'm off and running."
May 23, 2013
Gary roofner replied to Charles Swift's discussion 'Kreg True-Flex Featherboard'
"I have had the opposite problem getting them to release. Which was a known problem."
May 23, 2013
michael evans replied to Charles Swift's discussion 'Kreg True-Flex Featherboard'
"You could also place a piece of tape on one side of the blocks if a little loose.Have a good day."
May 23, 2013
Charles Swift replied to Charles Swift's discussion 'Kreg True-Flex Featherboard'
"Thank you for the suggestion. I applied more pressure to the knobs and the featherboard locked in place. I was afraid of applying to much pressure. The featherboard did not include any instructions so I didn't know what to do. I would like to…"
May 22, 2013
Charles Swift replied to Charles Swift's discussion 'Kreg True-Flex Featherboard'
May 22, 2013
KregRep replied to Charles Swift's discussion 'Kreg True-Flex Featherboard'
"The Wedge Lock blocks should snug down in the slot as you tighten the knobs to hold the featherboard in place firmly. If you aren't able to tighten the knobs sufficiently, first make sure that the wedge locks are expanding as you tighten the…"
May 20, 2013
mike replied to Charles Swift's discussion 'Kreg True-Flex Featherboard'
"I have same featherboards with a craftsman jobsite saw and it works fine. I just tighten down knobs and it stays tight. I am not sure what the problem could be."
May 20, 2013
Charles Swift posted a discussion

Kreg True-Flex Featherboard

Just purchased a Kerg-Flex Featherboard for my Craftsman 10" table saw. It fits perfectly in the slot but it slides with the board being cut. How does one stop it from sliding freely. Apparently I missed something. Any suggestions?See More
May 18, 2013

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Which Kreg products do you own?
Kreg Jig® Master System
How would you describe yourself?
Moderate Woodworker
What's one interesting fact about you, your life, your garage, shop, or home?
I love woodworking and enjoy designing and making various cabinets for my shop and garage.

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At 8:21pm on August 27, 2013, Zac Taubman said…

Charles,

What a nice thing to say! Thank you very much! All I had to start with was a thought. I then took advantages to places where I saw fit.  Such as the "basement" area! It was such fun to put together. I know that yours will be better than mine!  Thanx again!

Zac

At 2:29pm on May 5, 2013, Lorrie said…

Hi Charles.  The overall dimensions for the cabinet are 44"w x 31.5"d x 84"h.  I cut the side pieces 30 x 79.5.  The wheels on the bottom added 3.75".  I used 4" wheels and I inset them on the bottom.  Basically, I wanted to make sure the cabinet would fit under my garage door rails.  I left myself an inch or so for any errors in measurements and for the slope of the garage floor.  I was trying to cover my bases and not have any problems after I built it.  I have a slab foundation and I wanted to put it up next to the wall.  I also took into consideration the concrete foundation which was about 3 inches wide.  That is why I inset the wheels.  Your garage may be different.  For the top shelves I made one side 15.5" wide and the other side 13.75" wide.  I used 3/4 plywood for the center divider, sides, and some of the lower shelves.  I was using scrap wood my dad had given me for part of the project.  I know I made it harder on myself having to fit pieces together to get the desired measurements in some cases, but I did save a little money in doing so.

Thanks for your interest in the cabinet.  I know that I really enjoyed building it and it was definitely a learning experience for me.

At 8:01pm on May 4, 2013, Lorrie said…

Hi Charles.  Thanks for the friend invite! :)  Lorrie

 
 
 

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