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Jay Bates
  • Starkville, MS
  • United States
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Pocket Hole Curtain Rod Shelf

Hello Folks. This is an easy project that just about anyone can make with their Kreg Jig. I covered a 35" window with this curtain rod shelf via one 6' 1x12. Here is the design video followed by the…Continue

Tags: shelf, rod, curtain

Started Jul 8, 2013

Pocket Hole Bench

Howdy people of internet land. I have been building this style bench for a few years now and I figured I would share it with you today. The best part of this bench is the pocket holes. This allows…Continue

Tags: bench

Started Jul 5, 2013

Pocket Hole Sofa Table
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Hello again Folks! This project is a pine pocket hole sofa table. Pocket hole screws are awesome! The first video is the design process in SketchUp and the second is the build video. Click the link…Continue

Tags: sofa, table

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul A Kopasko Jul 9, 2013.

Pocket Hole Bookcase
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Hello folks! This is my first post to the forum and I figured I would show you my pocket hole bookcase I made a few weeks ago. It is a great size for most homes. Here is the SketchUp design video…Continue

Tags: bookcase

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chaz Loughridge Aug 21, 2013.


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Which Kreg products do you own?
Kreg Jig®, Kreg Jig® Jr.
How would you describe yourself?
Intermediate Woodworker
What's one interesting fact about you, your life, your garage, shop, or home?
I'm just a DIY kinda guy with a shop, camera, and website

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At 7:33pm on May 16, 2015, Jeffrey Chappell said…

Hey Jay 

just got the plans to build the 2x4 2x6 bunk beds. I got to modify them a lil as the room they are going in to is only 83" tall. ill post pic. thanks 

At 12:04am on June 13, 2014, Paul Crow said…

Hey Jay,

Love your videos and plans for a few reasons.  First of all, they are budget friendly.  Second of all, they are plain and easy to understand.  Third of all, you introduced me to another great website,  Both of you are great. 

At 10:28am on March 20, 2014, Thomas Ellis said…

Hey: Jay have you tried making a rocking chair?

At 1:39pm on July 8, 2013, Jay Bates said…

Its schedule 20, sewer and drain. No ground wire. Not needed.

At 10:51am on July 8, 2013, handyman_20772 said…

Nice a question about your dust collection system, is it all 4" pvc schedule 40 and do you have a ground wire attached to it? Thanks

At 9:28pm on July 6, 2013, James Waller said…

I really enjoy your videos and your projects. You are quite an addition to the Kreg Community and I'm sure a lot of members feel the same way. Keep up the great work and we all look forward to seeing you around. :)


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problem joining a table leg to the base 3 Replies

Started by Bradley Smith in Beginners' Zone. Last reply by Trace Farthing Sep 12.

Design help 3 Replies

Started by Michael B in Beginners' Zone. Last reply by Ken Darga Sep 12.

Joining 5/4 boards 1 Reply

Started by Kent in Beginners' Zone. Last reply by Ken Darga Sep 3.

Drilled wrong depth 1 Reply

Started by Robert yost in Beginners' Zone. Last reply by Ken Darga Aug 31.

Proper spacing of pocket holes for heavy duty drawers 3 Replies

Started by Donna Osburn in Beginners' Zone. Last reply by Donna Osburn Aug 24.

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