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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.

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 Suzy Nov 13, 2014.


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Ken Darga replied to Amelia Cook's discussion 'What kind of saw should I get?'
"There's also other portable & compact job site saws,  that one may want to look into. DeWalt Porter Cable Rigid You'll find several reviews on the web.  Review each and compare features and highlights of each. Visit a dealer…"
4 hours ago
Ken Darga left a comment for John Brown
"John, Re "Fold Down Beds" Peruse all plans "carefully" that you're looking. I you're not a skilled builder, of such equipment, I'd suggest you consult with an experienced & knowledgeable wood…"
Ken Darga replied to Amelia Cook's discussion 'What kind of saw should I get?'
"Check out the Bosch Portable job-site 10" table saw. GTS1031 Great machine for portability and limited space. It's reasonably priced, compact, portable, easy to carry and takes up minimal space. Very useful for those who are on…"
Ken Darga replied to Ed's discussion 'Inserting pocket screws into 2x4'
"Nice job, James, Your description and photos are very clear. Thanks for posting, and your photo, so that others can see what it actually looks like. Sometimes, computer generaded graphics don't show a "true" picture. "
Ken Darga replied to Jay Boutwell's discussion 'Building and Installing Cabinets'
"Jay, GREAT read. Very well illustrated. Thanks for sharing your insight. "
Ken Darga replied to Thomas E Allen's discussion 'Cleaning table saw top'
"Thomas, Avoid using caustic materials that are sprayed-on. "
Apr 13
Ken Darga replied to Jay Boutwell's discussion 'Building and Installing Cabinets'
"Jay, Very informative---GREAT info. Thanks for sharing and posting the details. I agree, cabinet construction and installation is critical. Many are clueless and the advice some give is scary. "
Apr 11
Ken Darga replied to Thomas E Allen's discussion 'cleaning table saw top.'
"RUST REMOVAL: Remove the excess "dry" rust build-up from the surface, using a razor blade and stiff metal scraper. Use the "green" synthetic "Scotch-Brite" Heavy-Duty scouring pads" and WD40. Apply the WD40 to…"
Apr 7
Ken Darga commented on justin waldron's photo

Walnut faceframe

"Beautiful, Justin. Very attractive design."
Apr 4
Ken Darga replied to Brent's discussion 'Warped Boards'
"Wide boards, purchased from a lumber facility, with have some warpage, twisting, and cupping. When a board is cupped, the finished edge WILL NOT be a perfect 90 degrees in relationship to its overall width. It's better to obtain lumber from…"
Apr 2
Ken Darga replied to Josh F's discussion 'Router Table Tips'
"Josh, There are several discussions on router tables & routers. Perhaps you can find some helpful info in the following: 1.  You can do a search, using the "search field", located in the upper right hand corner of this…"
Mar 30
Ken Darga replied to Fins59's discussion 'Table Saws - Be Careful'
"Robert, I agree, most of the wood working accidents are a result of misuse or abuse. There's those who should not handle or use anything that is sharp!!! Perhaps the drop in incidents, is a result of those people talking on a different hobby."
Mar 28
Ken Darga replied to Ken Kortch's discussion 'Homemade Tables from the Kreg Screw Selector Wheel'
"Ken, Thanks for posting the chart. It's best to direct the screw in an " inward" direction---away from the edge, vs as shown in the illustration, on page 1. When the screw is toward the "outside" edge, there is a…"
Mar 26
Ken Darga commented on Brian Tomarchio's photo

Weekend Workbench

"Ed, You ask,  ""any plans? "" In the description, under the photo is written--- >>>From Woodsmith Magazine/Plans Now. .... from the actual article. ....<<<"
Mar 14
Ken Darga commented on Tim Grace's blog post 'DeWalt DW618PK Router'
"Tim, I'd hold onto that older Craftsman router. They don't make them like they use to---like when they were real Craftsman. I still have my old Craftsman, and use it occasionally.  It only accommodates 1/4" bits, which is…"
Mar 14
Ken Darga commented on Tim Grace's blog post 'DeWalt DW618PK Router'
"The smaller HP routers, like the Craftsman 1.25HP, is intended for 1/4" shank bits and for using smaller bits, like up to 1/2" dia straight bits, and perhaps 3/8" radius bits. Craftsman produced some very nice higher-end routers,…"
Mar 12

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Which Kreg Jig® and/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 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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