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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.

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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Latest Activity

Ken Darga replied to KregRep's discussion 'New Members: Please introduce yourself.'
"Thank you for your service, Steve. Welcome to the Kreg Community "
Nov 23
Ken Darga replied to james wilhelm's discussion 'ALL WOOD WORKER,S'
"Work that wood and be safe doing it. "
Nov 21
Ken Darga commented on Elizabeth Malone's photo

First project: Door Spice Rack

"Very nice. I'm sure you'll find that very useful, especially when you've built it yourself. "
Nov 12
Ken Darga commented on Marty Rosenbloom's photo

New Table (Kreg joinery)

"Nice looking design, Marty. "
Nov 12
Ken Darga commented on Frank's photo

My Kreg table...

"Frank, AWESOME looking build you've got there. Lots of planning put into that unit. "
Nov 8
Ken Darga commented on Frank's photo

My Kreg table...

"This photo belongs in the "Featured Photos" section."
Nov 4
Ken Darga replied to Maximillian Patel's discussion 'Kreg router table setup bars'
Nov 2
Ken Darga replied to Maximillian Patel's discussion 'Kreg router table setup bars'
"As an option, look into using metric drill bits."
Nov 2
Ken Darga commented on Tim Grace's photo
Oct 25
Ken Darga replied to Stephanie H's discussion 'Self-Centering Drill Bits'
"James, My comment references the Milescraft bits. The set I purchased was not satisfactory for me--- they did not produce smooth countersink/counterbored holes. The cutting edges of the countersink were not keenly sharp. It's okay for use…"
Oct 24
Ken Darga replied to Stephanie H's discussion 'Self-Centering Drill Bits'
"Vix type self-centering bits Bosch 3 pc set---for #6, 8 & 10 screws about $20 Another type by Milescraft #6, 8, 10 & 12 Screws. About $10 Less effective than Bosch. I didn't find this type suitable for cabinet or furniture work. "
Oct 24
Ken Darga replied to Stephanie H's discussion 'Self-Centering Drill Bits'
"Self centering punch Place the end of the punch in the countersink hole in the hinge plate--- tap with a hammer tool to make the center-punch mark--- drill applicable hole for the screw. The Stanley brand is about $5. Available in a couple…"
Oct 24
Ken Darga replied to Stephanie H's discussion 'Self-Centering Drill Bits'
"Brad Point Bits: The center brad point allows accurate positioning and prevents skating. Side cutting edges have relieved backs to reduce friction and produce smooth side walls. DeWalt set of 6---1/8 - 1/2"---approx $15 at Home Depot Bosch…"
Oct 24
Ken Darga left a comment for David A. Wright
"David, The drill bits can be resharpened by hand--- I use diamond steel machinest files. "
Oct 22
John Glendening replied to Ken Darga's discussion 'Combination Squares'
"Very good observations and information.  The one thing that needs to be emphasized is the accuracy of the combo square.  Yes, with the high end ones, the company will stand by the product and fix issues quickly.  The low end products,…"
Oct 21
Ken Darga replied to Brian's discussion '1 x 3 Furring Strips'
"Brian, Yes, the Kreg Jig and pocket hole joinery will work well; however, 1x3 strips will have limitations--- depending on their condition and what you plan to build. "
Oct 21

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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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