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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.

Clamping & assembly worktop
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Make your own shop-made clamping & assembly workbench.........Kreg Klamp Tracklocate several of these units, banked side-by-side, to the desired depth of your top.Make a work-top base from 3/4"…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jay Boutwell Jun 23.

Wood Working Joints

It's beneficial to learn the various woodworking “joinery” methods,so as to determine the applicable joints to make, with the available tools one has, or intends to acquire, to accomplish the desired…Continue

Started Feb 5

Router Bits
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Beginners Guide to chosing router bits for…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by michael evans Dec 28, 2013.


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Ken Darga replied to joe nguyen's discussion 'Kreg PRS3036 TL-Bosch Insert Plate, Compatible with Porter 892 router?'
"Joe, I read somewhere in some literature, that the plate is drilled to fit " Porter-Cable 690 &890 series and the Bosch 1617 router". Kreg offers a non-drilled model plate that one can drill it to fit a particular model for the…"
Jul 15
Ken Darga replied to Jay Boutwell's discussion 'Spammers On This Site'
"Crafty looking chair design, you got there, Robert."
Jul 15
Ken Darga replied to Patrick Willyard's discussion 'Universal Bench Top'
"Ben, What are the benefits, of this material? "
Jul 15
Ken Darga replied to Peter N's discussion 'I've designed my new work table...'
"Rita,  In the meantime,  some craft stores sell paperback books, on "sketching"---some may contain info that is to your liking. Peruse the various books they offer. Sketching can be as simple as starting out making pencil…"
Jul 10
Ken Darga replied to Frank J. Sanchez III's discussion 'Pocket Holes Inside Mitered Corners?'
"Frank, As shown in your illustration, the screw points will be too close to the outside corners, in a miter joint. I'd suggest locating the pocket holes on the outside surface, so the screw points are "inward", from the outside…"
Jul 10
Ken Darga replied to Peter N's discussion 'I've designed my new work table...'
"Rita,  Making sketches can be learned. There's lots of info available, to help get you started, Your local library, I'm sure, will have beginners books on "drafting". Drafting is a type of graphic…"
Jul 8
Ken Darga commented on Tony Calabro's photo


"Nice setup you got there, Tony. "
Jul 8
Ken Darga commented on Rick Grisoli's blog post 'European Hinges'
"Hi Jay, GREAT info! Thanks for posting the helpful and detailed response. "
Jul 7
Ken Darga replied to Rita B.'s discussion 'Question on lumber, pine vs whiteboard?'
""Whiteboard" is generally the dry-erase board type material. Pine Lumber White Pine vs Yellow Pine.Each grows in different geographical region.Both are in the soft-wood category. Yellow pine is slightly harder than white pine,generally…"
Jul 6
Ken Darga replied to KregRep's discussion 'Introducing the all-new Foreman Pocket-Hole Machine!'
"Jay, The K5 has been on the market for sometime now. The K5 requires the user to use a separate drilling tool, for boring the pocket holes. This unit is ideally suited for drilling a few holes, short runs and where frequent set-ups are…"
Jul 1
Ken Darga replied to Rod Standiford's discussion 'Kreg Rip Cut'
"Thanks for up update. "
Jul 1
Jay Boutwell replied to Ken Darga's discussion 'Clamping & assembly worktop'
"Suzy, If you are going to build a small table for clamping I would inset the "T" Track Rails into the plywood so that the top of the rails is flush with the surface of the plywood.  This would give you a flat…"
Jun 23
Suzy replied to Ken Darga's discussion 'Clamping & assembly worktop'
"Thank you both, Thomas and Jay.  I appreciate your responses to my question. OK, so how do I attach the rails?  Directly on top of the plywood base?  I am thinking of making it about 3'x4' sized. Thanks again."
Jun 23
Jay Boutwell replied to Ken Darga's discussion 'Clamping & assembly worktop'
"Hi Suzy, I have been building cabinets professionally for about 27 years now and have never used a clamping table other than a sturdy and sound 4 ft wide by 8 ft long work bench.   I have build many large cabinets as big as 5 wide x 3 feet…"
Jun 23
thomas b farrell replied to Ken Darga's discussion 'Clamping & assembly worktop'
"I would use 2 tracks, forming a 90 degree angle. Doing it yourself might be fun, but for the money, you cant beat one that's ready to go."
Jun 23
Suzy replied to Ken Darga's discussion 'Clamping & assembly worktop'
"Hi everyone, new to the community and have a few questions and this happens to be one of them.  We plan on building our own kitchen cabinets and I was a bit confused on building a clamping table, like what I need and deciding how big I need it…"
Jun 23

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Which Kreg Jig® or 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 shop/home?
Darga's WoodWerkX, fishing and hunting.

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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.

At 4:46am on November 29, 2011, Rusted Tinman said…

got any project pics??



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