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Christmas Greetings
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Wishing all the very best of the Holiday Season.  Click on the greeting link:…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rita B. 20 hours ago.

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.


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Rita B. replied to Jay Boutwell's discussion 'Christmas Greetings'
"Merry Christmas Jay and to all my friends here on the Kreg site!"
20 hours ago
David Dean replied to Jay Boutwell's discussion 'Christmas Greetings'
"That was cool love them smilebox's best wish from my family and hope you get to filling batter."
Suzy replied to Jay Boutwell's discussion 'Christmas Greetings'
"Merry Christmas Jay and all of the Kreg community.  Jay that sounds awful what you went through and still deal with.  I had shingles once and my case was very mild according to my doctor and that was hard to deal with."
Jay Boutwell replied to Eddie Longest's discussion 'Kreg Tool Box Survey Rant'
"For Kreg Tools. I took the survey too and I voted for tool box number one as I felt that it would be good enough to store the kreg jigs when I take them to a job site or place them into a storage cabinet.    In my opinion when I buy tools…"
Jay Boutwell replied to Jay Boutwell's discussion 'Christmas Greetings'
"Thanks Gary, Yes I was very sick during Chritmas having shingles in my eyes that almost cost me my eyesight.  I urge everyone who is above the age of 50 to heed the medical warnings about shingles and get the shot.  It is a disease of the…"
Gary roofner replied to Jay Boutwell's discussion 'Christmas Greetings'
"Nice touch Jay. I wish you a merry Christmas and Kreg community also. If recall last year at this time you were very Ill, glad to see you have recovered .  "
michael evans replied to Jay Boutwell's discussion 'Christmas Greetings'
"Merry Christmas to all Kreggers where ever you might be Makin shavings.  "
Leslee replied to Jay Boutwell's discussion 'Christmas Greetings'
" Merry Christmas, Jay to you, your poochie, and family this holiday season. I also would like to wish all the Kreg Community a safe and happy holiday season. Keep the saw dust flying."
Ken Darga replied to Jay Boutwell's discussion 'Christmas Greetings'
"Merry Christmas to you and your family, Jay, as well as to the Kreg Community. Thanks for sharing the pic and music. Nicely done. Couldn't have done it better with a Kreg Jig and router table. "
james wilhelm replied to Jay Boutwell's discussion 'Christmas Greetings'
"Hi Jay , very nice pic. and song , Merry Christmas and happy holiday,s to you also , JIM !!!"
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Christmas Greetings

Wishing all the very best of the Holiday Season.  Click on the greeting link: See More
Jay Boutwell commented on Andy H's photo

Study Room Cabinet

"Andy, Nice work,  I like the finish and the concept of the build.  I think the hinges really accent the piece and goes well with the color.  Very nice miter corners on the drawers.  Your craftsmanship is well executed on this…"
Jay Boutwell replied to Suzy's discussion 'Security-How do you handle it?'
"Hi Suzy, Being realistic the best security is a simple camera and if you do not want to purchase one all you have to  do is build yourself a fake one and install it where it will be noticed by anyone in the area.  One can be built by a…"
Jay Boutwell commented on David Dean's photo

144 bottle wine rack cabinet

"David this turned out to be a fantastic looking wine cabinet.  This looks eye striking as you see through the glass and see the individual compartment for the wine storage.  The color really looks elegant and still rugged   This…"
Dec 13
Jay Boutwell replied to Keith Woythaler's discussion 'Advice on a stand for the Hitachi 12" sliding miter saw?'
"Well Keith I use if professionally and have used most of the other brands out there and choose this as the one of which I replaced a dewalt with.  It has several features that are there making this saw an excellent one to use for accurate…"
Dec 11
Jay Boutwell replied to Keith Woythaler's discussion 'Advice on a stand for the Hitachi 12" sliding miter saw?'
"Hi Keith, I own the Hitachi C12RSH 12" slide saw and I am happy with its performance.  Although it is heavy weighing in at around 60 lbs it is cumbersome to move around but once set it is a great performer.  Most miter saw stands…"
Dec 11

Profile Information

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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