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Chris Dykman
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  • Sooke, BC
  • Canada
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PROBLEMS WITH K3
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I got the K3 about three years ago and it worked great - saw the K4 some time later and thought to myself that it might be awkward to reach over the material to clamp.  Yesterday, while changing the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Dykman Apr 12, 2012.

WORKING WITH CEDAR
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Have quickly learned to manually screw the pieces together when working with cedar - have stripped out pocket holes with the power drill even on the lowest setting and 0 torque.Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ken Darga Nov 15, 2012.

 

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Nov 13, 2013
Ken Darga replied to Chris Dykman's discussion 'WORKING WITH CEDAR'
"Thanks for your reply, Mike. Glad it worked out for you."
Nov 15, 2012
Michael Yeary replied to Chris Dykman's discussion 'WORKING WITH CEDAR'
"  Hey folks,  Thanks for the replies on the screw stripping problem. I tried my 6 volt Craftsman cordless drill on some more scrap and it worked perfectly! Low torque and the low battery probably helped too! I appreciate you all taking the…"
Nov 15, 2012
kenny from Sundre replied to Chris Dykman's discussion 'WORKING WITH CEDAR'
"I have a Dremel 1120 driver that does an excelent job of driving screws in cedar. My Hitachi DSL18DL can be adjusted down enough so as not to strip the screw holes as well."
Nov 14, 2012
Ken Darga replied to Chris Dykman's discussion 'WORKING WITH CEDAR'
"I use the coarse thread screws, and install them by hand. A ratcheting, forward-reversing, screwdriver is very beneficial. When installing many screws, I use my Milwaukee cordless screwdriver--- >6 position adjustable clutch >low torque…"
Nov 14, 2012
Michael Yeary replied to Chris Dykman's discussion 'WORKING WITH CEDAR'
"  Hey Chris,  I just posted a little while ago about using cedar. I seem to split the scrap I have been experimenting with.  It makes sense to hand tighten. Cedar is very light and porous. I am glad I started looking through some of…"
Nov 14, 2012
Christopher James Cherry commented on Chris Dykman's photo
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POTTING BENCH

"Very nice"
Sep 3, 2012
Chris Dykman replied to Chris Dykman's discussion 'PROBLEMS WITH K3'
"Such a great company they are - customer service got a hold of me and they're sending me a new base unit."
Apr 12, 2012
Da Bull replied to Chris Dykman's discussion 'PROBLEMS WITH K3'
"This is what happened to mine!                     Good Luck http://kregjig.ning.com/forum/topics/wow-what-great-customer-service?xg_source=activity "
Apr 10, 2012
Chris Dykman posted a discussion

PROBLEMS WITH K3

I got the K3 about three years ago and it worked great - saw the K4 some time later and thought to myself that it might be awkward to reach over the material to clamp.  Yesterday, while changing the clamp width on my K3, as I backed off the nut - the whole metal assembly came out of the fiberglass housing.  It goes back in but you can't back off the nut - it keeps coming out, and now I'm stuck with that setting.  In looking at the K3 and K4 together, it appears the K4's clamping assembly is all…See More
Apr 10, 2012
Chris Dykman replied to Rick Stewart's discussion 'Kreg Jig System Differences'
"I got the K3 about three years ago and it worked great - saw the K4 some time later and thought to myself that it might be awkward to reach over the material to clamp.   Yesterday, while changing the clamp width on my K3, when I backed off the…"
Apr 10, 2012
Chris Dykman replied to Shift's discussion 'Arrrgh. Can't make tight joint with the kreg jig'
"When I'm working with soft woods (I use mostly cedar), I turn the screws by hand - you get a much better feel of where you are.  If I have a big run, I use the Ryobi 4 volt drill with 0 torque - I find any other drill will drive the screws…"
Nov 2, 2011
Michael Campbell commented on Chris Dykman's photo
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Garden Bench

"nice bench Chris, I love to make things out of scraps"
Feb 22, 2011
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Feb 22, 2011
Chris Dykman commented on Chris Dykman's photo
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table

"made it from scraps from a fence I put in last summer - cedar sure does look pretty good"
Feb 22, 2011
Chris Dykman replied to KregRep's discussion 'Introducing the all-new kregtool.com!'
"Any word on how us Canadians can have a look at this new and improved site, or are we stuck with just the old one for as long as it lasts? "
May 27, 2010

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Which Kreg Jig® and/or Kreg Products do you own?
Kreg Jig® Master System, Micro-Pocket Drill Guide
How would you describe yourself?
Intermediate Woodworker

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