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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 james wilhelm's photo

001 Wine Rack

"Nice looking rack Jim,  like the color and the size of it.  This is  a nice piece for the dining room or even in the kitchen.  Did you get your box of chocolates and do you know if you know who sent your know who theirs…"
14 hours ago
Jay Boutwell replied to Zint Kics's discussion 'Wood width'
"Hi Zint. I build a lot of beaded face frames and I make them 1 &5/16" and have no problems with the face frames holding.  I just bore one hole as close to the edge and move the stock over and bore the second hole again as close to the…"
Jay Boutwell commented on Rita B.'s photo

Computer Secretary/Desk

"Rita, I have been thinking about this after I saw it posted and I made a comment about it.  Standing by and watching it  be passed by as a pick for the "Featured Photo" while others are picked and posted over in the featured…"
Jay Boutwell commented on Rita B.'s photo

Computer Secretary/Desk

"Hi Rita, Excellent  porject and it did turn out to be an exceptional piece of work.  I like the total concept of the build and some of the features such as the addition of the cork board is an excellent idea.  See your are rapidly…"
Jay Boutwell commented on james wilhelm's photo

DCP_0365 Jet dust collector

"Jim, excellent shop with lots of room and nice and clean too.  Like the dust collector system too and something I need to do now that I am almost done with remodel of my shop.  Thanks for sharing!! Oh by the way I didn't see a coffee…"
Oct 11
Jay Boutwell replied to PJ's discussion 'Micro Jig Question?'
"PJ, Basically the micro jig is made for the thin material and the sizes you are quoting are in the middle of what it was built for.  It will work much better that the standard jig.  I own one and when I need to pocket screw thin materials…"
Oct 10
Jay Boutwell commented on Russ Haynes's album

Budget-friendly Roubo-style workbench

"Russ, Excellent bench!!,  and one that will suffice for about any woodworking project.  You have built a "dream come true" for a woodworker's bench. It shows a lot of talent and attention to detail in your…"
Oct 7
Jay Boutwell replied to Marty Rosenbloom's discussion 'Veneer Plywood: sanding through the veneer'
"Hi Marty, After looking at the sanded through spot I think I would attempt to use a stiff brush an work at trying to add some grin effect to the spot and see if that will improve the looks.  I noted that the ply seems to have some straight…"
Oct 7
Jay Boutwell replied to Marty Rosenbloom's discussion 'Veneer Plywood: sanding through the veneer'
"That is the same as a Dutchman patch.  Problem is that the veneer is usually too thin to sand of properly level.  You would be better off using a solid wood patch than a veneer and fit it to the already sanded and…"
Oct 6
Jay Boutwell replied to Marty Rosenbloom's discussion 'Veneer Plywood: sanding through the veneer'
"Ed your are very right about the veneer on plywood being thin,  I will use it in building cabinet cases but on any thing that is exposed to the eye I will build, usually raised panels to go on it.  It is a shame as the wood industry is…"
Oct 6
Jay Boutwell replied to Marty Rosenbloom's discussion 'Veneer Plywood: sanding through the veneer'
"Marty, I would have to see the problem area to best answer your question.  Depending on the size of the problem and without seeing its location I have a possible solution .  I have in the past did a process of which I call…"
Oct 6
Jay Boutwell commented on Russ Haynes's photo

2-stage DC system

"Russ, nice looking system. Compact and looks like it will do the job.  I have a large jet 240 volt collector that I am going to modify when I get some time, which is rare anymore.  I am considering using some of the Oneida…"
Oct 3
Jay Boutwell replied to Justin's discussion 'Advice needed! Glue, clamp, and let dry before pocket screw?'
"Justin, when the glue becomes tacky it will have soaked into the wood grains enough that you will have a good bite with the glue.  Then add some more and attach the two mating surfaces.  End grain in wood is like straws and…"
Oct 3
Jay Boutwell commented on Wally's album

Homemade K4 Jig using the R3 (Based on Plastic Stuntman's Design)

"Wow, you know I would hate to have anything in my shop that is built using the ideas and components of someone else's product.  Then to add insult to injury use the same company's web site to distribute the product.  In looking…"
Oct 1
Jay Boutwell replied to Justin's discussion 'Advice needed! Glue, clamp, and let dry before pocket screw?'
"Hi Justin, What Don is saying is true as that is the advantage of the Kreg screw technology.  In looking at your example it would appear to me that you are going to have some end grain in the glue joint.  What I would do is apply a coat of…"
Oct 1
Jay Boutwell replied to Bill Wood's discussion 'Need tips for flush table tops'
"Permalink Reply by Jay Boutwell 13 hours agoDelete Bill, an old trick that I use often when I am gluing something such as an edge band or even adding onto a pre-existing flat piece where I am working upside down and want to be assured that I do not…"
Sep 28

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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…


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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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