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Ken Darga
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Ken Darga's Discussions

Combination Squares
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How to chose a combination square for workshop measurements…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Glendening Oct 21, 2015.

Kreg Screws--How to Choose
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Very useful info for all to pursue.  The info contained herein will answer most questions that one may have in using pocket-hole joinery.…Continue

Tags: Kreg, hole, pocket, screws

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ken Darga Nov 5, 2014.

Featured Photos?
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Hmmmm---A power boat???What's next OLD SHOES?What's with the photos of objects that have nothing to do with wood-working, skill building, or the use of KREG tools to build a product?GEEZ---what's…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jay Boutwell Nov 6, 2014.

Kreg Track Saw & Rip Guide
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I'd like to see Kreg offer such as product.Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeff Metcalf Apr 30, 2014.


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Ken Darga replied to Cecil W Ott's discussion 'miter saw dust hood'
"Cecil, Not much one can do without an elaborate system hookup with an overhead dust vac extractor. You'll need a big unit for this. Slides saws do generate lots of dust, and it can get all over the shop. When using this saw, I move it outside…"
Ken Darga replied to Dana Winfrey's discussion 'Router?'
"Dana, For your budget of $130, only the small 1HP mini-routers are available. Available in fixed base as well as plunge base. Limited to 1/4" shank router bits, which is suitable for small tasks. A plunge base can be purchased separately, at a…"
Jan 12
Ken Darga replied to Stacy Carlsen Sr.'s discussion 'Hidden door'
"Stacy, Google search "hidden door bookcase plans". Several photos and info shown."
Jan 3
Ken Darga replied to Mat Still's discussion 'Dart Board Wall Cabinet Plans?'
"I found these by doing a search on google---"dart board cabinet…"
Dec 29, 2016
Ken Darga replied to Andrew Kelly's discussion 'First Kreg Use'
"Try using a drill speed of 200-2500rpm. Bring the drill up to full speed, before starting the drilling process. "
Dec 11, 2016
Ken Darga replied to Tim Grace's discussion 'Kreg sharpening service'
"Tim, Check with your sharpening service, if they can accomplish this task. Check with a tool-machine shop, in your area. (Most don't possess the skill to perform this task.  They may be fearful of breaking the drill bit). Bent drill bits…"
Dec 7, 2016
Ken Darga replied to Philip Miller's discussion 'What Tool Should I Get Next for My Shop?'
"Phil, #1 BandSaw---for cutting curves, as well as straight line cuts---short and fairluy long pieces. A very handy tool, for use in any shops. For long pieces, an infeed and outfeed extension is very helpful, to support the workpiece. A fence is…"
Nov 24, 2016
Ken Darga replied to Philip Miller's discussion 'What Tool Should I Get Next for My Shop?'
"Phil, My pics, from your list, are: Band Saw  Scroll saw. For a joiner, my choice is a router table. I 've had two joiners, a 4" and 6", got rid of both of them. A planer is useful, if you're cleaning up lots of rough…"
Nov 23, 2016
Ken Darga replied to Marcus Blacklow's discussion 'Problem with Automaxx'
"Marcus, Have you tried "Dri-Lube"? A spray-on material---dries rapidly and leaves a thin dry film of lubricant. It works for me and has many uses in my shop."
Nov 23, 2016
Ken Darga replied to james wilhelm's discussion 'New plug cutter!!'
Nov 22, 2016
Ken Darga replied to james wilhelm's discussion 'New plug cutter!!'
"James,  Have you viewed this? Was it helpful?"
Nov 22, 2016
Ken Darga replied to James Rowell's discussion 'Universal Bench Top'
"James, Thank you for your reply and for your thanks. Happy it worked out for you. "
Nov 19, 2016
Ken Darga replied to Jessica's discussion 'How to join a 45 Deg Angle on a 1 1/2" board to a 1/2" plywood??'
"A pocket hole in a "counterbored" hole, drilled at an angle. Counterbored holes, can be achieved by using the Kreg drill, (3/8" step drill), with depth collar set for drilling to the desired. Use the Kreg screws, for…"
Nov 12, 2016
Ken Darga replied to James Rowell's discussion 'Universal Bench Top'
"I'd make the 2x4, orientated vertical, and nested inside the frame. Make applicable notches in the ends of the 2x4's, so they register snugly in the metal frame channels/angles, of the frame top. The edges of the 2x4's and the top…"
Oct 17, 2016
Ken Darga replied to James Rowell's discussion 'Universal Bench Top'
"James,  I'd use 2 layers of 3/4" MDF. (plywood can warp). I'd suggest installing 2x4 cross members, butted to the underside of the sheet material---orientated vertically--- spaced 16" apart, and running the 44" table…"
Oct 17, 2016
Ken Darga replied to Michael Gibbons's discussion 'How to keep panels from moving while fastening'
"Mike, FYI I made up some 1x6 panels yesterday---edge joined using pocket hole joinery--- clamped the panels to a flat working surface, using "F" style padded clamps. RESULTS:  Satisfactory--- panels layed flat---no movement--- no…"
Sep 24, 2016

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Which Kreg products do you own?
Kreg Jig®, Kreg Jig® Master System, Kreg Jig® Jr., Micro-Pocket Drill Guide
How would you describe yourself?
Advanced DIY'er
What's one interesting fact about you, your life, your garage, shop, or home?
Darga's WoodWerkX, fishing and hunting.

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At 5:02pm on September 30, 2014, Bill Fleming said…

Sorry I did not see the expired date

At 10:10pm on August 31, 2014, Todd said…
Thank you Ken for the suggestions I was actually trying to decide between the K4 and the K5 but was leaning towards the K4, I've got the basic frame design for my work bench and I'm probably going to use metal diamond plate but the ladder for shelves idea I am definitely doing and also the fire hydrant water dispenser those were great ideas that I'll definitely use and I was going to put an emblem on it but was going to paint it but your idea to chisel it is a much better way to do it. Thank you for the ideas I just can't wait to be able to start making my bench at least I'll have a few months to design it while my arm heals.
At 1:47pm on February 3, 2014, Harold Caffey said…

Hello Ken, I am enjoying wood working and I see that you do as well. Thanks for accepting my invitation of friendship.  Have a great day.

At 11:32am on December 29, 2013, michael evans said…

Hi ken ,what I thought would be good to have a couple of links that took you straight too jigs ,and there making step by step.Preferable in the other great links box ,go steady ken .

At 4:59am on December 9, 2013, michael evans said…

Hi ken thanks for the friend request . Its nice to hear your back ,and we can pick at your knowledge go steady mick.

At 9:30am on August 12, 2013, Cecil W Ott said…

Yes it does , but no it is counter top edge remenant . thanks for consern I have several different patterns   of this material .I ve made several kitcheen stands and islands of this different material. Find it at Menards in the shelving department advertised as discontinued shelving. Very nice and cheap material.  thanks  Cecil

At 3:19pm on October 11, 2012, Jamey Sulser said…

Thanks for the compliment.


At 6:04pm on March 21, 2012, Jay Boutwell said…

Thanks for the offer as I know we can share alot of information.  It is an honor to except your friendship.


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