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Cheryl Halweg
  • Park Forest, IL
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Defeated
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I was so excited to get my Kreg jig. I've been using it and practicing and practicing and I have just been defeated. Actually the jig is not the problem the problem is putting everything together…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by thomas b farrell May 19, 2014.

 

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thomas b farrell replied to Cheryl Halweg's discussion 'Defeated'
"get some scrap wood and practice. the key is clamping. set up a 2x4 with a clamp on your bench and run your work being screwed into right up against it, then clamp your work together with a KREG clamp. It took me a little fussing too at first, but…"
May 19, 2014
Rita B. replied to Cheryl Halweg's discussion 'Defeated'
"Hi Cheryl,    I would think it is a safe bet to say that every one of us has attempted a project and felt it was best suited for firewood when things do not go as hoped or planned.   What seems to be the problem? …"
May 18, 2014
Paul Steiner replied to Cheryl Halweg's discussion 'Defeated'
"Cheryl, All joinery has a learning curve, just make some adjustments and keep trying.  Also the web and tv provide us with a parade of perfect looking projects.  There are many imperfect projects that are just fine or even great.  I…"
May 17, 2014
Jeff Metcalf replied to Cheryl Halweg's discussion 'Defeated'
"Cheryl; In the video section of this page there are several helpful videos for new Kreg users, page 3 there are two from Chiefs shop. As well on the side trim carpentry  with Gary Stiegler there is a lot of helpful information on…"
May 17, 2014
michael evans left a comment for Cheryl Halweg
"A simple clamping table the way to go Cheryl. Can consist of a piece of plywood with a 1"x1" ninety degree stop on the rear long side of the ply ,and one of the short sides .This way you have a positive stop to place your work against…"
May 17, 2014
KregRep replied to Cheryl Halweg's discussion 'Defeated'
"Hello Cheryl,Sorry to hear that you are feel discouraged, but please don't give up! Even if your troubles aren't directly related to the Kreg Jig and/or drilling your pocket holes, the Kreg Customer Service Team would still be more than…"
May 16, 2014
Justin replied to Cheryl Halweg's discussion 'Defeated'
"Hey Cheryl, I know the feeling, but if you are having the same problem I was having..joints not staying put or even.  I have to really work with my clamps and get some new ones.  Clamping is key...and so is some glue.  I am sure your…"
May 16, 2014
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Defeated

I was so excited to get my Kreg jig. I've been using it and practicing and practicing and I have just been defeated. Actually the jig is not the problem the problem is putting everything together after the pocket holes are made.
May 16, 2014
Cheryl Halweg replied to KregRep's discussion 'Welcome to the Community! Please introduce yourself.'
"Hello fellow Kreg jiggers! I am Cheryl, I am from Chicago, Illinois, and I am new to the community. I received the jig from my husband for mothers day and I cant wait to get started building everything!!!!! I plan to customize my whole house!!…"
May 14, 2014

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Which Kreg products do you own?
Kreg Jig K4
How would you describe yourself?
Intermediate DIY'er
What's one interesting fact about you, your life, your garage, shop, or home?
I am my mother's child; she is the best DIY'er. I love making stuff, fixing stuff, and creating new stuff from old stuff.

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At 3:22am on May 17, 2014, michael evans said…

A simple clamping table the way to go Cheryl. Can consist of a piece of plywood with a 1"x1" ninety degree stop on the rear long side of the ply ,and one of the short sides .This way you have a positive stop to place your work against while you clamp up .Hope this helps mick.

 
 
 

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