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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 tom hagan's discussion 'Workshop Lighting'
"Tom, Re portable lights I use portable lights, on ocassions. One fixture features "high-intensity" bulbs. The lamp has a selector switch for 150, 300 and 600W settings. This type uses Halogen bulbs, and they do get hot. These type lights…"
yesterday
Ken Darga replied to tom hagan's discussion 'Workshop Lighting'
"Not all fluorescent lights work in cold weather. Select a fluorescent fixture based on lowest temp in your shop/garage. Regular magnetic ballasts in standard T12 fixtures, which have 1-1/2" dia lamps, are not recommended for  temps below…"
yesterday
Ken Darga replied to Candace Sorensen's discussion 'How do I fix my Kreg clamps?'
"I'd suggest calling Kreg Customer Service 800-447-8638"
Friday
Ken Darga replied to tom hagan's discussion 'Workshop Lighting'
"Tom, Re Welding Since high school?  It probably feels like just a few years ago. I used to do lots of welding, learned from my Dad, when I was in high school---he welded lots of heavy stuff. However, haven't don't it in years, since…"
Wednesday
Ken Darga replied to tom hagan's discussion 'Workshop Lighting'
"Tom, Plan to have an adequate electric service line to your building. A 100amp service. A min 60amp service.   A 50 amp circuit for a welder, such as a 120/240V model. Hobart makes a nice welder with great features, in their 120/240V model,…"
Aug 14
Ken Darga replied to tom hagan's discussion 'Workshop Lighting'
"Tom, Thank you for your thank you. PS: I'd install an external waterproof ON-OFF switch, at the outside entry to your shop, and connected to a light that illuminates the immediate entry on the interior. I'd also include a "RED"…"
Aug 14
Ken Darga replied to tom hagan's discussion 'Workshop Lighting'
"Tom, I use florescent lighting, with the 4ft bulbs, strategically located. A switch to control the light(s) into entryways, and separate switch to control each light in specific areas; such as over a work bench, storage areas in the far back of the…"
Aug 13
Ken Darga replied to David Pettinger's discussion 'Araucoply Plywood from HD'
"David, A set of automotive feeler gauges, are handy in my tool box, for many tasks that require fine tuning. These gauges are available in short and long leafs, as well as those that have a bent end. The bent ones come in very handy when working in…"
Aug 8
Ken Darga replied to David Pettinger's discussion 'Araucoply Plywood from HD'
"David, FYI---most plywoods available from Home Centers, are the same thickness. 1/4", 3/8", 1/2" and 3/4" is the nominal thickness. The "actual" thickness may vary. I generally carry my dial calipers with me when…"
Aug 8
Ken Darga replied to Dana Winfrey's discussion 'Automax clamp'
"Dana, Could you define the joining members where you'll need a 90 degree clamp? Perhaps there is a clamping tool on the market that may be suitable to meet your needs. Ex   "
Aug 8
Ken Darga replied to David Pettinger's discussion 'Araucoply Plywood from HD'
"David, Position the stop collar 1/16" closer to the drill bit tip, which will result in the hole not being drilled as deep, as as it would be when at the 3/4" setting. I recommend making sample test pieces, of the same material thickness,…"
Aug 7
Ken Darga replied to Wayne Breaux's discussion 'Corner Garden Tool Storeage Rack'
"Wayne, And your question is... ??? "
Aug 6
Ken Darga replied to Wayne Breaux's discussion 'Corner Garden Tool Storeage Rack'
"Wayne, The following comments are offered. 1st.  make a list of what tools to want to store in your intended rack. 2. Determine where you want to store the applicable tools.  (I'd suggest locating this storage rack near the door, for…"
Aug 6
Ken Darga replied to Nathaniel Todd Carnine's discussion 'working with Kreg Jig R 3 for first time'
"The following comments are offered: 1.  Use the HD jig for stock that is 1-1/2" and thicker. 2.  Fasten the 3/4" stock to the 1-1/2" stock. 3.  Select the screw size, that Kreg recommends, for the applicable material…"
Jul 25
Ken Darga replied to Marcus Waddell's discussion 'Angles less than 90 degrees - where to drill the pocket hole'
"The pointed end is the "TOE" The opp end is the "HEEL""
Jul 21
Ken Darga replied to Marcus Waddell's discussion 'Angles less than 90 degrees - where to drill the pocket hole'
"Marcus, I'd make test sample pieces. Think of two such short sections, cut the desired angle, bring the joints together,  place the intended screw on top the sample test pieces, and mark with a pencil where the pocket holes will be…"
Jul 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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