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Removing stain smell from your piece
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Ruggles Dec 24, 2011.

How many people have you turned on to the Kreg Jig?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Melrose Oct 22, 2010.

Craftsman Carvewright machine
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Don Grubish commented on Emilye Smith's photo

trunk top

"How was that design done?"
Sep 16, 2016
James Chapin commented on Don Grubish's album

Hope Chest

"That is beautiful. I bet they will love it. You did an awesome job on it."
Jan 25, 2016
dean latona commented on Don Grubish's album

Pie Safe

"Are there plans available for this nice pie safe?"
Nov 15, 2014
John commented on Don Grubish's photo

smaller chest13

Aug 6, 2013
Don Foley commented on Don Grubish's photo


"I think thats a cool gift.  Did you hand carve out the figures and letters prior to the woodburning?  I'm curious about the procedure.  Like you, I also used pocket holes to join boards in my night stand project.  It worked…"
Apr 4, 2013
Don Grubish commented on Don Grubish's photo


"Thank you. I design my work in Adobe Illustrator and print it out. Once I have print outs, I rub the back side with charcoal you can get at any art store. Then I tape the charcoal end down on the wood and use a good sharp pencil to trace the…"
Nov 29, 2012
Frank Kudlack commented on Don Grubish's photo


"Love the box... Wondering how you burned in your logo? Did you free hand it or make a stencil? I have tried burning but haven't gotten as uniform of a look as this. Thanks"
Nov 27, 2012
George Crable commented on Don Grubish's blog post 'Vintage Craftsman Band Saw'
"Classic and elegant band saw machine.  This picture should be posted at a vintage machinery site. "
Jul 19, 2012
Don Grubish commented on Don Grubish's photo


"I suppose that would help, huh?   The dimensions are 3' long x 12" wide x 12" tall. I eventually put wheels on the bottom so they can roll easily. My friend is retired and enjoys flying RC Huey helicopters, so the benches become…"
Apr 3, 2012
doccas498 commented on Don Grubish's photo


"How long are these?"
Apr 3, 2012
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Mar 22, 2012
Don Grubish commented on Don Grubish's album

Queen-sized Captain's Bed

"Howard, see your email.   Jeff, I wondered a bit about the height too. When we get older, I may simply construct a pedestal below the four sections so everything is raised up as they need to be. That way, the drawers are raised up too."
Feb 27, 2012
howard l slocum commented on Don Grubish's album

Queen-sized Captain's Bed

"how did you  put the pieces together so they won't move apart??? email me at thanks..."
Feb 26, 2012
Jeff Dahmer commented on Don Grubish's album

Queen-sized Captain's Bed

"I'm always keen on modular furniture and your idea fits the bill. For a 40 year old, a 9 inch base is OK. When you reach 60, it is too low. The boxes could be made 18 inches high, with the bottom panel raised so that the baskets fit perfectly.…"
Jan 11, 2012
David Crawford commented on Don Grubish's album

Queen-sized Captain's Bed

"what about a hinge or two on the top and a simple face for the opening that opens upward?  My wife and I have been trying to find a good idea for our 2 year old sons bed and this seems like a great start...might put a foot board on it too so we…"
Jan 10, 2012
Steve Grabe commented on Don Grubish's photo

Preliminary plans for the bed

"Don this looks great. I've been toying with the idea of this kind of platform for a bed for awhile. Is the platform sitting on the floor or are they raised up a few inches for toe clearance?"
Jan 10, 2012

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Which Kreg products do you own?
Kreg Jig®
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Moderate Woodworker

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Dining Room Table

In March I moved in with my girlfriend and neither one of us had a dining room table. I told her don't worry, I'll make us one. She asked me if I knew how to create one, so I took her here to this site and showed her all of my previous projects. After she saw the pie safe, she basically said, "OK, if you know how to make one of those, then you know how to make a dining room table. I trust you."


I did have to tell her, though, that I'm not a chair maker. We'd have to find…


Posted on March 28, 2011 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Ammo Crate Benches

Wow, it’s been a long time since I’ve written, but I have still kept woodworking, trust me. 2010 has been a whirlwind ride, that’s for sure. A new girlfriend, a new job, moving soon into a new townhouse, you name it. I didn’t forget about anyone, just had a lot on my plate this year.

One of the…


Posted on November 16, 2010 at 4:41pm — 9 Comments

Pie Safe

It was way back in February when I was at the house of the newly married couple I gave the hope chest to as a wedding gift. Everyone was partying pretty well and occasionally admiring the chest sitting in the living room. One of the guests, Heather, was paying particular attention to it and said, "Badger," my paintball callsign by the way, "when are you going to make me something?"

You have to know that Rick and Heather have done SOOO much for me over the years that of course…


Posted on May 11, 2010 at 4:00pm — 8 Comments

Dog Grooming Table

I got a call from my niece, Becky, who is going to college, and has a part time job as a dog groomer. You might remember the sign I woodburned for Dogs at Play. That's the place she works at in South St. Paul, MN. She called me because she said her grooming table is falling apart, and could her super-favorite uncle in the whole wide world come to her rescue? (I added the adjectives there, myself) I said sure, and would arrive after work on Monday the 22nd of March.

When I…


Posted on March 23, 2010 at 10:30pm — 3 Comments

The Kreg Jig Multi-Mark

Last Thursday I received my Multi-Mark in the mail. I opened my package and pulled out the tool. I couldn't wait to open this thing up and try it out. It's a quick assembly of putting the metal guage slide to the plastic handle and screwing tight the brass knob. The tool allows for 90 degree square, 45 degree angle, and 0 degree straight edge. I was also happy to see that a leveling bubble was included in the plastic handle too. One can always use one of those.

I grew up…


Posted on March 21, 2010 at 9:30pm

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At 1:15pm on June 9, 2011, KregRep said…
Don! It's been a while. I wanted to be sure and let you know that we're planning on deleting the 'blog' section of the KJOC for good and replacing it with a 'Product Reviews' section since the blogs were so under utilized and often confused with forums. Before we make the change official, I wanted to give you and some of the other users who utlized 'blogs' at a high level an opportunity to move your great content over to the forum section as well. I wouldn't want to lose all of your great projects and stories about your 'Kreg Journey.' If you coudl take a few minutes and transfer those over to the forums, it would be really great! Let me know if you have any questions.
At 9:08pm on May 23, 2010, Jocelyn Barber said…
Thanks for the comment. The pollen held me hostage for a while and I haven't been able to do anything (outside anyway:-).
At 8:31pm on March 20, 2010, Sparkie Waller said…
Don, Thanks for the comment on the log home. We have only been in it for about eight months and believe me there is a lot to do on it. I wish I could make interior doors, they all need to be replaced. All the door jams a very thick, 9" - 12" in some of the doorways.

All The Best,
At 1:49am on February 25, 2010, Ed Morris said…
Hi Don, I have a simple little question about the difference between the K3 model and the K4 model, I myself have the K3 and the level that locks the wood into jig faces me, on the other hans the K4 model the level is facing away from you. Do you know why this is?
At 4:28pm on January 25, 2010, Ed Morris said…
Hi Don you ask about the plans for the Potty Chair, I to did search the internet until the cows came home, with no luck. So I had to break down and spend the money to get the store bought plans. The webpage where you can go is
It only $8.95 and the product number is #KF20. I hope this solves the problem as to where you can get it from. Have a great day from the west coast of Canada. Ed Morris
At 9:50am on November 17, 2009, KregRep said…
Looks like the 'Hall Tree' blog is back in the right time period, but content is still gone... Sorry about that, Don! I have no idea what happened. :(
At 2:39pm on August 21, 2009, Julia Daytona said…
Awesome! I'll check it out!
At 1:31pm on July 20, 2009, Julia Daytona said…
Cool! Let me know about the Political Thriller, I'll have to check it out!
At 2:16pm on July 17, 2009, Julia Daytona said…
Hi Don, I am new to the Kreg Jig, and I have enjoyed reading your stories! Your writing technique is so detailed, you should be a writer!

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