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Weak joints
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Myself and a friend have recently started using our kreg jigs and run into a similar problem.  Both of us are having difficulty getting a tight joint with gluing it. As far as we can tell, we have…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Dean Mar 25, 2011.

Plywood vs MDF
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I am in the process of setting up my shop and planning on putting up some cabinets. Due to limited space I am thinking about making them to fit between the wall studs. My question is whether I should…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Elizabeth Leveques Dec 30, 2015.

 

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David Dean replied to Gary Welch's discussion 'Weak joints'
"This is the way I do it but each there own way"
Mar 25, 2011
David Dean replied to Gary Welch's discussion 'Weak joints'
"Well Gray are you using any bar clamps and Kreg has a clamp made for joints Ive got one and for the glue as the old guys here say little is more ? and use a clamp or two too keep anything from moveing as you put the scrow in. But I use alote of oak.…"
Mar 25, 2011
John Schaben replied to Gary Welch's discussion 'Weak joints'
"What kind of material? What kind of joint; edge, butt, etc?"
Mar 25, 2011
Gary Welch replied to Gary Welch's discussion 'Weak joints'
"Correction, it should have read " without gluing it.""
Mar 25, 2011
Gary Welch posted a discussion

Weak joints

Myself and a friend have recently started using our kreg jigs and run into a similar problem.  Both of us are having difficulty getting a tight joint with gluing it. As far as we can tell, we have set everything up right and are using the correct screws for the wood we are using. The joints just are not tight unless we use glue. We would greatly appreciate any assistance that you can provide to help us get on the right track. Thank you GarySee More
Mar 25, 2011
Gary Welch replied to Gary Welch's discussion 'Plywood vs MDF'
"Well, I think I am going to change my plans. I found a nice plan for rolling storage cabinet on Wood magazine's site that I can modify some to fit my needs. It will allow my more storage space, not take up much room and can be moved around…"
Mar 28, 2010
Walter_lars replied to Gary Welch's discussion 'Plywood vs MDF'
"if your making sleves that will be carrying a lot of wt run them all the way to the floor pocket screw the sleves in the side walls do not use adjustable self pins so your making a strong ladder arrangement if moisture is a problem in your shop make…"
Mar 23, 2010
Gary Welch replied to Alan's discussion 'Shopsmith Mark V'
"I've had one for a number of years. It is a nice machine and very versatile. It’s really nice if you have a small shop area. The biggest drawback as I see it, is having to change from one set up to another. But again if you have limited…"
Mar 20, 2010
jay manning replied to Gary Welch's discussion 'Plywood vs MDF'
"Go old school. Plywood is stonger and better then mdf for most apps. I have repaired alot of mdf cabets and replaced them with plywood."
Mar 15, 2010
Gary Welch replied to Gary Welch's discussion 'Plywood vs MDF'
"Thanks everyone, I was kind of leaning toward the plywood and now, with all of your input, that is the way I'll go. Most of the shelves will not have a lot of weight on them, Mainly it will be for the plastic trays with screws, nuts, bolts,…"
Mar 14, 2010
T Corey replied to Gary Welch's discussion 'Plywood vs MDF'
"Phillip: That is funny! You make me laugh! I use mdf for targets in my back yard too! Im not a big fan of mdf, but I do use it in some places, not around moisture or water. Gary: Bite the bullet and buy the plywood. It will give you some nice strong…"
Mar 14, 2010
Don Clark replied to Gary Welch's discussion 'Plywood vs MDF'
"The biggest cons to MDF are its limited holding power for screws, its susceptibility to moisture, and loading capability. If you plan on storing heavy items I would recommend making those cabinets out of plywood, but you can probably take advantage…"
Mar 14, 2010
Jens Jensen replied to Gary Welch's discussion 'Plywood vs MDF'
"I would use MDF after all there is not much room for real heavy cans etc between studs .It sounds like you are just going 6 inch deep or 4 inch deep depending on your framing walls.Then you could also put doors in front to cover up ,or is this what…"
Mar 14, 2010
James Waller replied to Gary Welch's discussion 'Plywood vs MDF'
"I presume the shelves will hold some heavy items like cans of finish or paint, maybe hold boxes of nails or screws, or maybe hold tools like drills. It might have all of them, but the point is how much weight are you putting on it. I would say go…"
Mar 14, 2010
Gary Welch posted a discussion

Plywood vs MDF

I am in the process of setting up my shop and planning on putting up some cabinets. Due to limited space I am thinking about making them to fit between the wall studs. My question is whether I should use plywood or MDF. MDF is less expensive, but will it hold up over time. Naturally I am looking forward to using my new Kreg Jig for this project.Appreciate your input on this. Have a Great DaySee More
Mar 14, 2010
Gary Welch replied to KregRep's discussion 'Welcome to the Community! Please introduce yourself.'
"Thanks James I'm in the process of getting my shop set up. Over the years it has become a storage area and some where under all the stuff are my tools. Funny how it seems things in storage multiple and take over on their own. Have a Great Day"
Mar 14, 2010

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Kreg Jig® Master System
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Moderate Woodworker

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