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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.

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.


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Jay Boutwell replied to Joe L's discussion 'Driver Head Slippage'
"Hi Steve sure was good to see you back on the site after all this time.  I for one missed you as you were so good at helping the ones who wanted help and your experience on here has been missed.    Most that…"
5 hours ago
Jay Boutwell replied to Jose A medrano's discussion 'Needing some help...'
"Jose,  That is much better but it would be even better if you place the stretchers just above the floor level.  You will still be weak in the area where the two pieces of plywood come together in the front.  It will be…"
Jay Boutwell replied to Jose A medrano's discussion 'need some help guys'
"Hi Jose,  Looking at your above diagram for a desk, If this is all you plan on using to build this It will not be structurally sound.  You will need to add some stretchers  between all the members on the bottom to counter act any…"
Jay Boutwell replied to Joe L's discussion 'driver head slippage'
"Hi Joe, slipping bits in screws can be due to a couple major causes.  Providing that you are using enough downward pressure and that you are exerting the pressure straight down into the driver bit then the cause may be due to a rapid start on…"
Jay Boutwell replied to George Menendez's discussion 'Joint strength question - Across the top versus in between'
"  Hi Ken been pretty busy lately and don't have as much time as I would like to spend.  Yes the big thing that we all strive for in our woodworking is the eye appeal and of course we all want to accomplish this with a…"
Aug 21
Jay Boutwell replied to J. Pree's discussion 'Joining Boards'
"Well thank you Russ as I take that as a complement.  I did note that you gave some good advise to J. Pree's problem.  About the cameras In my shop,  I have been feeling that someone is watching me when I work but I was…"
Aug 21
Jay Boutwell replied to J. Pree's discussion 'Joining Boards'
"Hey J. Pree.  We all start somewhere and that is being what we might consider our selves as  "a green horn" but by working at it we become better with each try as it is a learning experience.  I was privileged over the years…"
Aug 21
Jay Boutwell replied to J. Pree's discussion 'Joining Boards'
"J. pree, you made a good choice and I would had done the same. since you already had the material cut it was a good method of completing the project.    Hope you will post a photo when you get the project finished. …"
Aug 21
Jay Boutwell replied to George Menendez's discussion 'Joint strength question - Across the top versus in between'
"Hi George,  the joints are just as strong and it is a matter of how the joinery looks as a whole once it is finished.  The method where you run outside stiles full length and there outside rails full length intersecting the stiles with out…"
Aug 21
Jay Boutwell replied to james wilhelm's discussion 'Let,s Have A Contest'
"I think this is a great idea,  It seems that there are a lot of the members whom do not get involved with building a project or even commenting on the ones that are posted.  It never hurts to give some incentive for member…"
Aug 21
Jay Boutwell replied to Bobby's discussion 'Plywood Bowing on Cabinet'
"Hi Robert, you are most welcome,  I know the way it goes as customers always seem to have their own idea as to how something is to be built and will defiantly not want to spend money.   However as you are most likely seeing…"
Aug 18
Jay Boutwell replied to Bobby's discussion 'Plywood Bowing on Cabinet'
"Hi Bobby, what I see is typical of use of the wrong grade of plywood.  What you are using is a general construction grade of plywood that is used where it will be attached by studding such as in a wall.  It is strong with a exterior glued…"
Aug 18
Jay Boutwell replied to james wilhelm's discussion 'Leader board tab !!!!'
"Hi Jim, I will have to agree with you as I like the leaderboard as I too got a good picture of what was occurring on the site,  I am very busy lately and even though my site is often open I am not always present.  Today is a good…"
Aug 15
Jay Boutwell replied to J. Pree's discussion 'Joining Boards'
"Russ I understand what you were referring to and you do miters joints the way I do using a clamp and lots of glue allowing a layer to soak in and then applying a second applications.  Your idea of using a screw on the side of the miter would…"
Aug 11
Jay Boutwell replied to Chandra Shekhar Pullella's discussion 'Strength of Rubber Wood Finger-Joint Sheet'
"Hi,  yes that looks like a pretty nice product.  It resembles the Drawer stock that I use that is made of small blocks cut like the photos that you sent of the rubber sheet goods.  It is 1/2" thick  alder that is…"
Aug 11
Jay Boutwell replied to Chandra Shekhar Pullella's discussion 'Strength of rubberwood fingerjoint sheet'
"Hi Charles,  I inch thick plywood would be strong but for face frames the question would be how well is the plywood's laminations and resistance to de-laminating.  I am not familiar with it other that knowing that it is a hard wood…"
Aug 10

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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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