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Jen Jensen's memorial Service set
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Knowing that Jens has many friends on the Kreg Jig Community I wanted to pass along the information about his Memorial Service .  For thoes whom wish to view his Guest Book or pay your respects, this is the link to it: …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Justin Apr 19, 2013.

SUDDEN DEATH OF A WELL LOVED COMMUNITY MEMBER
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To all of the Members of the Kreg Jig Community IT IS WITH SADDENED HEART THAT I ADVISE YOU THAT OUR BROTHER AND FRIEND OF THE KREG JIG COMMUNITY HAS PASSED AWAY.ON MONDAY MARCH 04 JENS JENSEN DIED OF A SUDDEN MASSIVE HEART ATTACK ON HIS WAY TO THE…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by George Hamm May 14, 2013.

Christmas Appreciation to All
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Douglas Harwood Dec 24, 2011.

Turning Corners In Cabinets With Angles
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 With all the accurate miter saws and table saws available and the Kreg Jig pocket screw system of today, the making of angled joints has allowed us to master the art of joining wood together. Since building a cabinet that runs along a wall in a…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jens Jensen Nov 28, 2011.

 

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Jay Boutwell replied to Tim Hadaway's discussion 'Cabinet hardware always measured in metric?'
"Hi Rick, reference to the 5 &15/16 Inch long length of block, You are correct.  That is it's function.  It locates the jig under the drill bit setting both it relationship to the side to side of the door and the distance from…"
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Jay Boutwell replied to Tim Hadaway's discussion 'Cabinet hardware always measured in metric?'
Apr 9
Jay Boutwell replied to Tim Hadaway's discussion 'Cabinet hardware always measured in metric?'
"European Hinges jig continued:"
Apr 9
Jay Boutwell replied to Tim Hadaway's discussion 'Cabinet hardware always measured in metric?'
"European hinges are a puzzle when yoiu first become aquainted with them however the offer much more that the standard hinges you can buy for cabinet building.  Installation can be tricky and also expensive if you buy the market tooling that is…"
Apr 9
Jay Boutwell commented on Tim Hadaway's photo
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Liberty Soft Close cabinet door hinges

"Tim, good choice as "grass" hinges are some of the best available in the States.  "Liberty" was a company brand that were made available through big box stores like Home Depot.  It has not been that long that…"
Apr 2
Jay Boutwell replied to Tim Hadaway's discussion 'Cabinet hardware always measured in metric?'
"Hi Tim,  The European style hinges are origional to Europe where the were designed for frameless cabinets after the war due to the need to mass produce cabinets after the mass destruction from war time.  The cabinet styles in America…"
Apr 2
Jay Boutwell commented on David Dean's photo
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"David this is like all of your other pieces of work.  Excellent craftsmanhip and design.  Like  the drawers and the inset panels as this really set off the character of your design. "
Mar 28
Jay Boutwell replied to Tim Hadaway's discussion 'Has anyone done an automotive finish on wood'
"Tim,  I like your color idea and think it will be very eye catching and and appealing project.  I think the choice of the epoxy primer is a good choice as well as the urethane.  yes TCP Global has a lot of products and they may be…"
Mar 26
Jay Boutwell replied to Tim Hadaway's discussion 'Has anyone done an automotive finish on wood'
"Hi Tim, I finally got back to writing this again as I promised I would.  I tried last night but when I opened and signed onto the community a new thing happened.  I started getting ads from  ning coupons from of all places,…"
Mar 26
Jay Boutwell replied to Tim Hadaway's discussion 'Has anyone done an automotive finish on wood'
"Tim I wrote you a long detailed post however when I went to post it I got a message,  " Ning is not responding" and the post I wrote you was lost.  I will write you again later when they fix the problem.  I have got this…"
Mar 25
Jay Boutwell commented on Jay Bates's video
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A Toy Box That Anyone Can Make

"Hi Jay, this is the other Jay on the Kreg Community .  I viewed your video on the toy box as well as a couple others that you have made.  I was impressed with the fact that you seem to have it all together in making the videos and…"
Mar 25
Jay Boutwell left a comment for james wilhelm
"Hi Jim,  Thank you for your words of encouragement.  Yes I am getting better even is it is slow it is something to be thankful for.  I still have double vision and the nerve damage from the shingles attack.  I have a…"
Mar 25
Jay Boutwell left a comment for ray vile
"Hi Ray,  Thank you for your kindness and support.  I am glad to hear that you are going to open a web site and will be selling your pens, I am sure you will do well with sales and in fact I do believe you would do well selling some of your…"
Mar 25
james wilhelm left a comment for Jay Boutwell
"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 !!"
Mar 24
ray vile left a comment for Jay Boutwell
"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…"
Mar 24
Jay Boutwell replied to Tim Hadaway's discussion 'Has anyone done an automotive finish on wood'
"Hello Tim,  I have used automotive paint finishes many times when doing custom cabinets such as kitchen, bath utility and garage shops with success many times.  his is another method of finishing that many have not used and it is…"
Mar 23

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Which Kreg Jig® or Kreg Products do you own?
Kreg Jig® Master System, Older Kreg Jig, Micro-Pocket Drill Guide
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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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GRR-Ripper

http://www.woodcraft.com/Product/2004393/8909/Micro-Jig-GRRRipper-System-Model-GR200.aspx

 

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…

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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,

   Leslee

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.

Steve

At 2:12am on October 26, 2013, Jay Boutwell said…

hi Ray, been good just super busy.  Just finished that custom crown that I had talked about several months ago for that kitchen that I posted with the tall ceiling.

There are two ways that I would build a skirt for a roung table that is that big. They are:

1. laminating the strips like you talk about above.   This would be bending the strips dry with glue,  You could increase the 1/8 inch strips by steaming the wood in a steaming box.  1/4 inch thick would bend easily aroung a form and clamped until dry and then glued together again around the form.

2. Cut the 1" thick x 1" wide and to a length that would equal about 1/4 around the table.  Steam bend it and allow it to dry around a form and then put these together using a scarf cut joint. If doing it this way I would use a single piece that would go aroung the table keeping the pieces matched end to end.

The easiest is the first but the better look is the second method.   To make a steam box use a piece of abs black  plastic pipe with capped ends. Make one end cap using a threaded fitting which is also abs.  This gives you the method of inserting and removing the wood strips.   Use a wall paper steamer to generate the steam and introduce it in the upper side of one of the pipe and  drill a small 1/4 drain hole in the bottom of the opposite end.  This will allow the water to drain out as the steam turns into water.  Cook these for a good 20 minutes and test them for bending properties.  When soft enough bend them aroung a form that you can make using 3/4inch plywood and some 3/4 ich pegs that you can insert into holes as it comes around the bend.  pegs are easier and faster to install that clamps.  Let the piece dry for a couple days or until dry.  Don't use a hot heat as this will allow the wood fibers to seperate at the top of the bend.

Hint: I have used Donney brand fabric softner suscessfully to hasten the softening of the fibers an it has not harmed the finish.  I do this by placing the wood in a tub of hot water with fabric softener allowing the wood to soak for awhile before placing them into the steam box.  Have fun and post photos when you are finished.  I would love to see your work on here again.

 

At 10:22pm on October 25, 2013, ray vile said…

Hi Jay, How you been? I'm starting to build a 60'' round kitchen table, I'm using 5/4 hard maple and it's going to be a pedastool table. I also want to make it with an apron around 1'' deep. I was thinking about cutting a batch of 1/8'' strips and laminating them to some cauls that I would attach to the underside of the table. i was wondering if you might have an easier way of making the apron. Anything you can offer would be greatly apreciated.

Ray

At 8:51pm on October 9, 2013, james wilhelm said…

Hi Jay , thank,s for the glue up rack  sketch, I will check  it  out , look,s like you have a good set up with your rack  !!  How have you been , long time since we have talked , busy time of the year for me , Christmas Projects !!  Have a great day , Jim !

At 5:13am on August 6, 2013, michael evans said…

Thanks jay ,for your input as it still under guarantee its going back too a triton repair centre in the uk.

At 2:21am on July 25, 2013, michael evans said…

Thanks jay for your follow up comments,computers have a mind of there own your right.Only the other day gary roofner said my finger jig photo disappeared before he could comment,do not know if it was my fault or what.All these little projects i hope too sell ,with the aid of my daughter .She does mosiacs,hand made cards ,and jewellery so were pooling our wares too sell.Can i just say your a great influence on the site and well respected have a good day jay, mick.

At 1:49am on July 13, 2013, Leslee said…

Thank you, Jay for the Smilebox of the Tenn. red cedar chest. What a beautiful piece of work you did on the chest. You are a Master Craftsman of your craft. I hope your teaching and showing me what to do to make a beautiful piece of a project, will inspire me to do good work and show the care and patience wish is needed in any project that we do as woodworkers. Thanks for being my friend and teacher.

 
 
 

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