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Jan W. Nahorski
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Question about Cedar and Pocket-Hole Joinery
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I am planning on making a bunch of deck/outside furniture projects soon out of Cedar.  Is that conducive to using the Kreg Jig screws on it and should they be the blue coated ones?  Any other…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by KregRep Mar 9, 2015.

How have you set up your K5 jig?
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Well, I finally got it-my brand new K5. Was able to swing it because I got an unexpected (actually forgotten) rebate from Azek Decking for the decking material I purchased back in Sept. I let my…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jan W. Nahorski Dec 31, 2014.

Proper height for my Kreg work bench??
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My first Kreg project is going to be the Kreg work bench.  I am making the bench exactly to the specs on the PDF.  But, I want to add locking casters.  Do I need to cut off the height of the casters…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Suzy Dec 24, 2014.

Kreg HD question
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This is how new I am at this:  I was gifted a new Kreg HD kit by my wife on my birthday. Here's my rookie question:  Are there special HD size screws that have to be used with the HD or are the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ken Darga Jan 9, 2015.

 

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Jan W. Nahorski commented on Benjamin Ellsworth's photo
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Soldiers coin flag 1

"Can you tell us what the steps were in staining/painting the various areas?  It looks like you burn't the wood to get the darker/lighter grain pattern.  Also, the stars-how did you get them so perfect? Thank You"
Jul 18
Jan W. Nahorski commented on Paul Steiner's photo
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"Paul, I was wondering how you come upon a price to charge for your beautiful pieces of work? What design takes the longest to complete?"
Jan 21, 2016
Jan W. Nahorski commented on Brenda Tindale's photo
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Step Stool

"Brenda, I have already been graced by you and have received the plans but I just wanted to comment on your step stool.  I, for one, love, love, love the way pocket holes that are filled with contrasting(darker)wood plugs look.  It really…"
May 19, 2015
Jan W. Nahorski replied to KregRep's discussion 'New Members: Please introduce yourself.'
"Awesomw looking Willard!"
Mar 16, 2015
james wilhelm replied to Jan W. Nahorski's discussion 'Question about Cedar and Pocket Hole Joinery'
"Hi Jan , have just finished a glider made out of knotty Cedar and used the blue coated  screws  and they should work Ok for your project,s , nice looking patio furniture , well done , JIM !!!"
Mar 8, 2015
Ken Darga replied to Jan W. Nahorski's discussion 'Question about Cedar and Pocket Hole Joinery'
"Jan, Since you plan to use cedar, and cedar is a soft wood, I'd suggest making some test pieces--- so as to insure you'll get a satisfactory joined member with adequate torque,  to achieve a tight butted joint."
Mar 8, 2015
Ronda McElroy replied to Jan W. Nahorski's discussion 'Question about Cedar and Pocket Hole Joinery'
"Hi Jan. The blue-kote screws are the ones Kreg suggests for anything outside.  You may also want to look into their deck screws, that I believe are stainless, but they sell them by the bucket. Kreg Pocket-Hole Screw…"
Mar 6, 2015
Jan W. Nahorski posted a discussion

Question about Cedar and Pocket Hole Joinery

I am planning on making a bunch of deck/outside furniture projects soon out of Cedar.  Is that conducive to using the Kreg Jig screws on it and should they be the blue coated ones?  Any other suggestions would be appreciated.  Two pics attached of one of the projects and of the type of Cedar I want to use.See More
Mar 6, 2015
Jill Griffin left a comment for Jan W. Nahorski
"Thank you for the compliment Jan! Just take the plans 1 board at a time!!"
Mar 5, 2015
Jan W. Nahorski commented on PJ's photo
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Pallet Wood Wine Rack

"I mirror all the comments so far-Great Job!  Your handy work has given me encouragement to try it myself."
Mar 5, 2015
Jan W. Nahorski commented on David Snyder's album
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Dog Feeder

"Did you do this from scratch or from a set of plans?  If so, can you tell me where the plans can be located please?"
Mar 5, 2015
Jan W. Nahorski commented on John's album
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Custom Ice Chest

"John, how did you attach the top of the styrofoam cooler to the lid and how did you plan so that the cooler is completely sealed when the top is in the closed position?  Or am I overthinking this step?"
Mar 5, 2015
Jan W. Nahorski commented on Mountain Maddie's photo
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Dumpster "Rainbow" Wood -laying out the pieces

"WoW!  That's some work bench!  Wish I had space like that to fit a bench like that.  Nice job."
Mar 5, 2015
Jan W. Nahorski commented on Joe Steiner's album
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Reclaimed lumber farmhouse table

"Thanks Joe. Beautiful table that will become, I'm sure, a family heirloom. Great job!"
Feb 25, 2015
Jan W. Nahorski commented on Joe Steiner's album
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Reclaimed lumber farmhouse table

"Hi Joe, Very Nice.  I am making a 2ftx8ft work bence from the Shanty2Chic plan using reclaimed 2x6 Oak, Maple and dense Yellow Pine. Using Kreg HD jig also as well as HD 2.5 screws. Have you experienced any diffuculty either drilling the pocket…"
Feb 25, 2015
Jan W. Nahorski replied to KregRep's discussion 'New Members: Please introduce yourself.'
"Lots (and I mean LOTS!) of woodworking shop layout ideas on the internet! It boggles the mind how much there is. Good luck with your set up-seems like you have a great start already."
Feb 17, 2015

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How would you describe yourself?
Beginning Woodworker
What's one interesting fact about you, your life, your garage, shop, or home?
I have 5 years to get something going for retirement time and I'd love to combine making simple furniture items(bookshelves, cabinets, small tables, etc,) with Scrollsaw projects.

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At 4:49pm on March 5, 2015, Jill Griffin said…
Thank you for the compliment Jan! Just take the plans 1 board at a time!!
At 2:18pm on January 7, 2015, KregRep said…

Footstool.pdf 

Hi Jan. Above is a link to the Kreg plan you requested.

At 6:53pm on October 10, 2014, Jerry Alfaro said…

Jan,

You can contact me at:

alfaro1@comcast.net

I'd be happy to answer any questions. I read you will be retiring soon, I retired in 2007 and I think I'm busier now than when I was working.

jerry-

 
 
 

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