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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 Michael B's discussion 'Outfeed/workbench help'
"Michail, Four 4" wheel Heavy-Duty locking swivel casters, located near the outermost corners, will suffice. Make the base frame from 2x4 stock, with stretchers spaced 16" running the 4ft direction. Caster wheels of a material that is…"
Ken Darga replied to Luke Troughton's discussion 'Router for kreg PRS1040'
"Jay, Great point you've made re the air-flow direction and dust that can get in the router. Nice design feature with the Triton. One my P-C routers, fresh air enters thru the top-side of the router and exits out the opp end. When installed in…"
Ken Darga replied to Luke Troughton's discussion 'Router for kreg PRS1040'
"Luke, Thanks for your reply. I don't have any P-C battery powered tools--- they're relatively new on the market. Perhaps they'll suffice for the average homeowner and the ocassional user. When it comes to industrial and HD use…"
Ken Darga replied to Luke Troughton's discussion 'Router for kreg PRS1040'
"Luke, , One reason I mentioned Porter-Cable, is that I've been using P-C routers and nailers, for over 15 years--- to-date, I've had no issues, or failures.  They perform to my satisfaction and perform reliably. Some have gotten lots…"
Ken Darga replied to Luke Troughton's discussion 'Router for kreg PRS1040'
"Router Options: Bosch 1617EVS Porter-Cable 890 series Both available in varialble speed. Fixed and plunge base. Fixed base installed in the router table. Plunge base for handle held routing operations.  "
Ken Darga replied to Jerry Lewis's discussion 'Kitchen Cabinets'
"Optional construction:  (inset panels) Frames: 1x stock Panels: 1/4" stock Grooves in frame to accommodate 1/4 stock Bottom and shelves: 3/4" stock Doors:  3/4" stock Hinges: European style Assy:  pocket holes and…"
Ken Darga replied to Matthew Hinton's discussion 'Need advice on building an interior door'
"Matt, Consider "louvered" doors, (or put a couple of grilles through the door), to your utility room. It's advantageous to have louvered, since most utility rooms contain, furnace, water heater, washer, dryer, etc. Heat and moisture…"
Ken Darga replied to Michele's discussion 'Screws not holding in 2x6 douglas fir'
"Michele, Ripping off an 1/8" is not an issue on the table saw, when done correctly. The wider piece to be positioned between the fence and the blade, so the narrow strip will be on the outside of the saw blade."
Feb 19
Ken Darga replied to Bradley M. Small's discussion 'Stabalizing Clamped Joint to avoid movement when screwing'
"I use the Kreg Klamps, according to their instructions, and don't have any problems. The joints align perfectly. NOTE: Insure there is adequate clamping pressure, so as to stabilize the work-pieces, so the joint doesn't slip, before…"
Feb 16
Ken Darga replied to George Bokros's discussion 'Clamp Vise'
"Rocklers Woodworking and Hardware offers them, as well as others."
Feb 11
Ken Darga replied to Stacy Carlsen Sr.'s discussion 'Cabinets'
"Stacy, My approach would be to do a search for books on "cabinet making"--- do a search on www. There are some out there that are very informative. You need to learn of the various joinery techniques, that are proven to be very useful for…"
Feb 10
Ken Darga replied to Bill Bianco's discussion 'Black paint finish'
"Bill, RE "Black stain"---it's like a "dye-like" material--- it will not cover the imperfections and color variations in poplar wood. The variations will be visible when a varnish like material is applied over the black…"
Feb 4
Ken Darga commented on Bill Bianco's photo

Long Study Table

"Nice table design."
Feb 2
Ken Darga replied to Bill Bianco's discussion 'Black paint finish'
"Zinsser makes very good products 1. Sealer 2. Primer-sealer nothing is better at permanently blocking stains and wood knots Works with any top…"
Feb 2
Ken Darga replied to Stephanie Fitzgerald's discussion '3/4 birch plywood problem'
"Re: the cut-out for the bowls Use a 1/4" round-over bit, in a hand-held router, to smooth the saw-cut edges to make them smooth. If needed, follow-up with 150-180grit sandpaper, as a follow-up, if needed."
Jan 28
Ken Darga replied to Stephanie Fitzgerald's discussion '3/4 birch plywood problem'
"Cut plywwod using a "fine-tooth" saw blade. A fine-tooth blade will minimize "tear-out"--- the finer the blade, the smoother the cut. Use a slow feed, during the process, so as to allow the blade teeth to carry away the…"
Jan 26

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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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