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Building Flat Panel Doors on a Router Table
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I was involved in a discussion about a week about cabinet doors and face frames.  I took some time and put together a slide show showing the steps in building a door.  It is a simple flat panel  door using a 1/4 inch red oak ply-core panel and some…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jay Boutwell Sep 25.

The New DB210 Pocket-Hole Machine
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Hi Kreg Jig Members,  I was wondering if anyone has purchased the new Kreg DB210 Pocket-Hole Machine yet.  If not, you are missing out on the enjoyment that a fine woodworking tool will bring you.  Like I said in a prior post, I had the fortunate…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gary roofner Aug 4.

Misrepresentation and Trust
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 It seems that I am always writing about something of which I should not have to.  The last time it was about the spam appearing here and now it is about something that is just as important.  Important to me as a member of this community but also to…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gary roofner Jul 30.

Spammers On This Site
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 I do not like to become vocal in this tone of attitude however this site is becoming another site of which "spammers" seem to like to pick on to place un-desirable spam which is forced on us and cripples the site.  It is now 12:30 am PST on…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ken Darga Jul 15.


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Jay Boutwell commented on justin waldron's photo

Cherry Cabinetry

"Justin, very nice looking set of cabinets that really has a nice layout.  Like the corner configuration with the nice long drawers located near the stove.  The color goes well with the stainless look of the appliances  and the drawer…"
Jay Boutwell replied to chris kauffman's discussion 'Let me introduce myself...'
"Welcome to the Kreg Community,  In joining the group you have shown us some very nice work.  Although it is all very eye appealing I particularly like the coffered ceiling.  You have presented an attractive and flawless example of…"
Jay Boutwell commented on james wilhelm's photo

009 plant stand

"Hi Jim, This is a very good example of a plant stand  of which is interesting in the fact that is does not have the normal uninteresting nature of a flat surface, but one of which would actually not only act as specialty stand for a potted…"
Jay Boutwell replied to Bill Brace's discussion 'Keeping a right angle between two mating parts'
"Bill I'm shooting in the dark but normally the things that cause the angle of two cut pieces to end up at different angles than what is intended is the accuracy of the miters that are cut,  Not only do the angles have to be cut at the…"
Jay Boutwell commented on Hans's album

Workbench - Clamping table

"Thank you Hans this really shows in detail what it takes to build such a project.  This shows the true pixture of how complete this is and is something that a few photos would not show.  I appreciate this as well as the work you put into…"
Jay Boutwell commented on Hans's photo

Workbench - Clamping table

"Hans, you are most welcome you deserve the comments.  It is nice to see details of your talents and much appreciated.  Those photoss say volumns as to its worth both in teaching and showing how much work that you put into your project…"
Jay Boutwell commented on Hans's photo

Workbench - Clamping table

"Hans,  now this is what I like to see with a project build.  It has photos of the build in it's phases of construction.  This shows the quality of the project and really enhances the posting of a finished project.  This old…"
Jay Boutwell commented on Suzy's blog post 'Kreg Foreman DB210'
"Hi Suzy,  Thank you for posting something about what you thought about the kreg foreman.  I was fortunate enough to be among those who did the initial testing.  I though it was a great machine and surprised and disappointed…"
Nov 15
Jay Boutwell commented on Andy H's photo

Chest of Drawers

"Good Morning Andy, Thank you for getting back to me.   Although I build high end custom woodwork including furniture and have for many years, I am interested is seeing how you build your furniture.    I have taken a look at…"
Nov 14
Jay Boutwell replied to KregRep's discussion 'Introducing the Kreg Jig® HD'
"I'm sure it was but I could not get any screws at all,  I wanted course thread and i have even called around looking for some and have had no luck other that to order them from some company out of state.  it should nt be that way and…"
Nov 13
Jay Boutwell replied to KregRep's discussion 'Introducing the Kreg Jig® HD'
"That very well could be.  I just posted to a guy's question that was left open for a couple days with no one posting to it.  Now that I have I supposed someone else will chime in.  i jsut wish everyone would do so as that ios the…"
Nov 13
Jay Boutwell replied to daddywoofdawg's discussion 'Particle Board'
"Hi, if you are using the 1/2inch  particle board the use of glue is a must as well as using pocket hole joinery.  If gluing raw to raw you are ok using a good quality glue like tight bond.  It there is any plastic coating such as…"
Nov 13
Jay Boutwell commented on Andy H's photo

Chest of Drawers

"Andy H, looking at the dressers you posted, they look pretty nice in the raw.  I am thinking of building some for Christmas gifts and finishing them with just a clear coat.  If possible I would like to see some photos of your construction…"
Nov 13
Jay Boutwell replied to KregRep's discussion 'Introducing the Kreg Jig® HD'
"Hi Tim , they are scarce and I wonder myself where I can get them.  I am thinking about taking mine  back I bought one of the HD pocket hole jigs last month and when I asked him for screws for  it he handed me a box of regular…"
Nov 13
Jay Boutwell replied to michael evans's discussion 'Let's have more workshop photos.'
"Thank you Michael, storage is always a problem no matter how big the shop is, you seem to run out of room and or have a problem finding items that you have placed somewhere.  This keeps the tools close at hand and allows you to…"
Nov 13
Jay Boutwell replied to Ken Darga's discussion 'Clamping & assembly worktop'
"Suzy, missing something on here is to be expected as there is a lot of posting to read.  I am confident that your cabinets will turn out just fine.  Have a problem building them or just a question about the process, I am always here and…"
Nov 13

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Which Kreg Jig® and/or Kreg Products do you own?
Kreg Jig® Master System, Older Kreg Jig, Micro-Pocket Drill Guide
How would you describe yourself?
Advanced Woodworker
What's one interesting fact about you, your life, your shop/home?
A woodworking hobby that turned into a second career

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I saw this tool in operation and after all the years that I have been exposed to the table saw dangers this product impressed me the most.  I think it would be of benifit for all of us to watch this in operation and it is reasonable in price as well.  Much better than any push stick or…


Posted on April 25, 2011 at 10:30pm — 22 Comments

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At 7:27pm on July 22, 2014, ron gagnon said…

hi jay  i thank you for all your efforts  and comments  lots information on door openning and upper cornor cabinet . did not realize about 90 degree issues

but now its build and all glued up i read all sugestions you made on how to build  two doors options i have to choose.  i will be building a cornor base cabinets 36 by 36 later on with a lazy susan . i also saw a video  u tube on a person  put a piano hinge and cut two doors were they meet at a 45 degree  and they both shut at a 90 degree. it looked and was build like mine at 90degree . still Learning something new . your post and information is well written and helps me to try to do the best i can and  i hope it helps others just like me to be informed  and take the time to read  all your post as i know you have helped alot here on questions and your  time and efforts on making those post are full great know how since you been  making cabinets for more then 27 years

its always nice to have a person of your  amazing skills  share information.

thank you again. will post  pics of kitchen  cabinets  later on as i go along

ty for your comments take care

At 8:54pm on July 21, 2014, ron gagnon said…

hi jay  was looking alot at your cabinets pics and i would like to ask you  a ? about

how much space do  you leave between kitchen cabinets door were they meet in the middle is it 1/8

thank you for your time

and take care

At 3:57pm on July 20, 2014, Robert Brennan said…

Hello Jay,

Just a short note to say I have found Warren Downes the OZ distrubiter for Microjig, or more correctly he found me,via the site  great work thanks!!

At 1:58am on June 19, 2014, Warren Downes said…

Thanks for that Jay, much appreciated.

At 2:22pm on May 2, 2014, George Hamm said…

Jay, Thanks for the wonderful comment.  It was a little tedious at times.  But I think that is what makes a project turn out to what a person wants.  Have a good day.  George

At 10:58am on April 29, 2014, George Hamm said…

Jay, Glad your back.  Sorry to here about your illness.  Glad your doing better and look forward to seeing more of your beautiful wood work.  Have a great day.  George

At 11:36pm on March 24, 2014, james wilhelm said…

Hi JAY , also glad to see you back on the site , helping other,s as you have all way,s done , hope you are feeling a bit better  , have a great day and get better soon , JIM !!

At 9:25pm on March 24, 2014, ray vile said…

Hi Jay, I hope your getting better I sure do miss reading your replies to other peoples posts. I'm going to be launching a web site soon, gonna try to sell some pens on the internet. I'm working on getting an inventory built up. I have about 35 done so far and all my freinds and family think I could sell them online. I have sold a few of them all ready to people I know. The mountain house is keeping pretty busy also. It is a shame there is a couple thousand miles between us, I would think it would be great to sit down and have a beer or two.

Your freind on the east coast, Ray

At 3:26pm on March 3, 2014, Leslee said…

 Dear Jay,

 I hope you return to normal soon. I think of you often hoping I can chat with you this summer or when you feel better from your shingles. My shed is coming along. Take care,


At 8:17pm on December 14, 2013, Steve Gronsky said…

Thanks Jay.  

I appreciate your kindness and the speedy reply.  Have a happy & safe holiday season.



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