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

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Lesch 7 hours ago.

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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Mark Lesch replied to Ken Darga's discussion 'Combination Squares'
"starrett name should be on it"
7 hours ago
Ken Darga replied to Joe's discussion 'Correct screw length for this joint'
"Joe, The HF jig doesn't offer the features that the Kreg Jigs provides. Obtain the Keg jig do a comparison and you'll see the outcome. "
20 hours ago
Ken Darga replied to Keith Woythaler's discussion 'Edge banding question'
"Look into biscuit joinery, for this type of application."
Ken Darga replied to Johanne Perez's discussion 'Mahogany Table Top Resurfacing'
"Jhanne, My suggestion, for a beginner or novice alike, take the simple route, that you are comfortable doing yourself. "
Ken Darga replied to Suzy's discussion 'Need advice on casters for kitchen island'
"It's important to select a "wheel type" that is suitable for the type of floor that it will be traveling on. Small diameter and narrow wheels, when loaded, can leave depressions in the flooring material. "
Ken Darga replied to Joe's discussion 'Correct screw length for this joint'
"Joe,  I was given a HF pocket hole jig---tried it---didn't work to my satisfaction---too many joinery issues---got rid of it---bought the Kreg Jigs, and haven't looked back. They're the best on todays market. To date I have…"
Ken Darga replied to Johanne Perez's discussion 'Mahogany Table Top Resurfacing'
"Johanne, My first choice would be Watco Danish Oil Finish in Natural, it'll give the wood a very attractive appeal, and bring out the natural beauty in the wood. You'll only need to apply a single coat---it's not practical to…"
Aug 24
Ken Darga replied to Jake McKee's discussion 'Installing the Micro-Adjuster on the router fence?'
"Perhaps these photo's will help Micro adjusters instructions "
Aug 23
Ken Darga replied to Mark Evans's discussion 'Auto Maxx adjust screw'
"Mark, Ace has the largest selection of fasteners to chose from, that you can see and touch. They have a screw thread guide, SAE and Metric, near the threaded fastener section,  so as to obtain the proper thread pitch, to fit your…"
Aug 22
Ken Darga replied to Mark Evans's discussion 'Auto Maxx adjust screw'
"Mark, Take the clamp with you to a local hardward store--- see if they can provide you with a suitable alternate screw that will suffice."
Aug 22
Ken Darga replied to Joe's discussion 'Circular saw for cuts square enough for pocket hole joinery?'
"I use a half dozen different circular saws and have for many years. When properly setup and using a suitable guide, they make accurate 90 degree cuts. Feed and speed is key. If you force the cut, it may veer off the intended cut line. The Bosch…"
Aug 21
Ken Darga replied to Tom Coleman's discussion 'bed frame using 2x6 and K4 jig'
"Tom, Look into "bed frame hardward" for the bed frame rails."
Aug 20
Ken Darga replied to Joe's discussion 'Pilot hole in target piece?'
"Joe, Yes, making a pilot hole is not worth all the fussing around you have to go through. As I've mentioned earlier, it's not necessary. Re clamps >>> one face clamp and one right angle clamp usually sufficient…"
Aug 19
Ken Darga replied to Joe's discussion 'Pilot hole in target piece?'
"Drilling a pilot hole in the "receiving piece" will require it to be "dead-on". If it isn't "dead-on", the workpiece will shift during installation of the screws. "
Aug 19
Ken Darga replied to Joe's discussion 'Pilot hole in target piece?'
"I've never found it necessary to drill a pilot hole in the receiving workpiece. Proper and tight clamping is necessary to prevent the workpieces from shifting, while driving in the screws. "
Aug 18
Ken Darga replied to Zoltan Meszaros's discussion 'First run 5 compartment pocket hole screw variety case.'
"Why is it "sad" that this is the new case? It's better over the former old "unstylish" case. I find the new case well suited, as is.  It's well done and functional. When my supply of screws gets low, I just refill…"
Aug 15

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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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