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Table saws and Danger
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Just a reminder to those whom have never been exposed to a kick back while cutting wood.   This little video will remind everyone and illustrate why you should never stand behind the saw when cutting.  …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tim Grace Feb 25.

Part Two: Building Cabinet Door and Hanging Doors
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For part one you will have to go the the discussion section as ning will not allow me to post two parts at once Part two of two.  By determining how long and wide the door needs to be.  A normal and good working size for rails and stiles is 2"…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by james wilhelm Apr 19, 2015.

Building Cabinet Doors Using Router Bits and Hanging Cabinet Doors

PAGE ONE OF A TWO PART DISCUSSION BUILDING CABINET DOORS AND HANGING DOORS:  Attention Andy Harris Andy, in answer to your question about using cope and stile bits, is a pretty straight forward process. It is, with one exception,  a two router bit…Continue

Started Apr 19, 2015

Building and Installing Cabinets
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Recently was involved is a discussion about hanging cabinets and noted that some do not know how this it to be done in a safe manner.  Hung wrong on a wall is a dangerous situation in a home, business or shop and anyplace where people may be…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jay Boutwell Apr 22, 2015.

 

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Jay Boutwell replied to Jeff Fishman's discussion 'Looking to build a wood box with mitered joints (Kreg Jig 4)'
"The easiest and strongest mitered box is one that is held together with glue and a full length spline,  These can be made using either a router table and a slotting bit and or a table saw with the blade set at 45 degrees passing the miter ends…"
Apr 20
Jay Boutwell replied to douglas E. Cooper's discussion 'wood splits'
"It normally will and a screw will split more often than a nail.  The reason being is the shank of the nail get is holding power from friction and it is friction that resists the driving in of a nail.  A screw is a helical type of…"
Apr 19
Jay Boutwell replied to Jeff Fishman's discussion 'Kreg 4 jig Newbie - wood splitting problems'
"A person should never use sheet rock or dry wall screws on anything except to attach drywall to framing.  The Kreg jig uses a bit that drills a flat bottom hole with a pilot hole to guide the screws directions into the receiving wood…"
Apr 19
Jay Boutwell replied to douglas E. Cooper's discussion 'wood splits'
"Hi Doug, You are saying that you are having the sides of the cabinet split when you are driving in the screws,  If I understand this correctly are you saying that the cabinet sides are splitting or do you mean the face frame is…"
Apr 19
Jay Boutwell replied to Robert Marshall's discussion 'Kitchen Cabinet Face Frames'
"The issue of screws protruding when you route the cabinets edges off with also depend on how deep did you drive the pocket screws.  This can vary some depending on how deep did you bore the pocket hole.  I do not know why you are routing…"
Apr 12
Jay Boutwell replied to Bill Jones's discussion 'Which do I want, a jointer or planer?'
"Hi Bill,  In reality there is the method where you can get a 90 degree angle to two planes of a piece of lumber by using a table saw of which, if it is accurate,you can cut the edge 90 degree to the flat side of lumber providing that the lumber…"
Apr 6
Jay Boutwell replied to Jon Andis's discussion 'Pocket Hole Failure'
"I wrote the below article concerning pocket holes and failure and in that article I remarked about some saying glue is not required in a pocket hole joint.  I also made the argument that it did make a stronger joint,  Here is a link to an…"
Mar 29
Jay Boutwell replied to Jon Andis's discussion 'Pocket Hole Failure'
"Jon, I am a professional cabinet maker and have been for going on 30 years now.  I have been using the kreg jig probably longer than anyone on this community group.  I started when the company just started and my first Jig was the K-2 and…"
Mar 26
Jay Boutwell replied to Richard Byram's discussion 'rolling doors for a cabinet'
"You can find them here both large doors and cabinet door types.   Rocklers Woodworking supply,  http://www.rockler.com/search/go?w=barn%20door%20tracks&asug=&sli_uuid=&sli_sid= ; You project sounds interesting."
Mar 20
Jay Boutwell replied to George Bokros's discussion 'Broke off Three Posket Hole Screws'
"George I did some checking and Rockler has them.  They are actually cheaper than I thought.  "
Mar 15
Jay Boutwell replied to George Bokros's discussion 'Broke off Three Posket Hole Screws'
"Hi George, I work a lot of hickory and on occasions a screw will break off.  It is not as common in installing a screw as it is when removing one.  What I have is a small 1/4 inch hollow screw extractor of which is actually a small shaft…"
Mar 15
Jay Boutwell commented on justin waldron's photo
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"Justin I see that you are improving your ability quickly and turning out some fabulous woodworking.  You have always amazed me with some of your projects and it is good to see that you are continuing with your talents and making some…"
Mar 11
Tim Grace replied to Jay Boutwell's discussion 'Table saws and Danger'
"Good reminder, Jay.  Thanks for posting"
Feb 25
Jay Boutwell posted a discussion

Table saws and Danger

Just a reminder to those whom have never been exposed to a kick back while cutting wood.   This little video will remind everyone and illustrate why you should never stand behind the saw when cutting.  https://youtu.be/u5F9TiHF2tcSee More
Feb 25
Jay Boutwell replied to Luke Troughton's discussion 'Router for kreg PRS1040'
"Dust collection is always a problem with control and if not controlled it can become a risky health problem and especially in later age.  I have a dust collection system of which I have built up  and it has improved my health to a…"
Feb 23
Jay Boutwell replied to Luke Troughton's discussion 'Router for kreg PRS1040'
"I would like to point out something about router bits.  The 1/4 inch shank are not the best choice if you want consistent accuracy and a longer lasting bit.   Everyone knows that the carbide edge bit are the ones to buy however that…"
Feb 23

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Which 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 garage, shop, or 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 8:59pm on October 6, 2015, Stephanie H said…

You are so kind.  I agree.  The table saw thing was beyond overwhelming.  I bought several gadgets to try and solve the problem.  Took them all back.  Ended up using a combination square and the miter slot of the saw to get it square.  Along with pulling out the manual and away we went.  Was much easier than I thought it would be.  Other than tightening it back up slowly and making sure nothing moved.  It was a lot easier and less stressful with two people.  YOU have a great memory.  :)  Next project is another fish rod holder.  Different style.  Will be my first attempt at making a drawer.  This is a great test of me having patience with myself.  Also taking my time.  

At 4:08pm on October 6, 2015, Stephanie H said…

Might be easier to talk under chat vs public.  I do not want to start a war regarding who knows what etc.  I agree with you, so much info just gets confusing.  This is going to be my first attempt at cabinets, less is more for me.  Thank you also for all your knowledge.

At 9:33pm on April 23, 2015, Josh F said…
Thank you Jay for responding and giving me some tips before attempting to mount my Triton to the new Kreg router table. I've gone over the instructions and its all seems pretty straigtforward. I did opt to purchase the mounting plate pre-drilled for the Triton so hopefully that goes smoothly.

Again - thanks for taking the time to help a stranger!!
At 6:35pm on April 22, 2015, Josh F said…
Hi Jay!

A month or so ago you welcomed me to the group and gave me some good suggestions regarding using a router table for the first time. Well, with your feedback in mind, I went out and bought the new Kreg router table system, Triton TRA001 Router and a slew of Sommerfeld bits and accessories. That being said, any words of wisdom as I embark on installing this router and setting it up in my new table? Thanks again and I appreciate all of your help this far!
At 7:31pm on April 18, 2015, Robert Brennan said…

hello again Jay

I am not sure how many years we/I have been on the Kreg site but didnt realise although we have been communitating over the years had never needed to communicate directly.

It was only thismorming I sw all the messages and eagerly logged it to check them out, only to be dismayed with waht I saw posted. I was so upset I was going to reply then though better of it, I guess some people will never change and after reading your career background I am saying nothing new.

 Here is hoping they withdraw their remarks and make a honest acceptance it was out of line and end the issue. Mind you I think the member who saw my stupid post wanted me banned from the site! So justice can be quite harsh if you draw the attention, regardlless of intent.

Have a good day !!

At 9:48pm on April 7, 2015, Kelly said…

Jay,

Thanks for responding.  I am wrestling with purchasing a router.

The Triton has a 3 inch router bit opening.  Have you ever run a larger bit with the triton running above the router bit opening?

I currently own a Freud 3 1/4 raised panel bit and it was expensive, so I'm hoping to still be able to use it.

Kelly

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.

 
 
 

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