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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 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 Michael Gibbons's discussion 'How to keep panels from moving while fastening'
"Mike, FYI I made up some 1x6 panels yesterday---edge joined using pocket hole joinery--- clamped the panels to a flat working surface, using "F" style padded clamps. RESULTS:  Satisfactory--- panels layed flat---no movement--- no…"
Sep 24
Ken Darga replied to Michael Gibbons's discussion 'How to keep panels from moving while fastening'
"The workpiece WILL MOVE--- it needs to be "clamped securely" to a flat stable surface. If you only have a few pieces to clamp in place, perhaps you could use a suitable "C" clamp, with just enough pressure to keep the workpiece…"
Sep 22
Ken Darga replied to Dom Loriggio's discussion 'Need an idea for a lightweight table'
"Hi Dom, The 2" material will be better---it's thicker and more rigid, for such purposes. As previously noted, I put my insulation board on the concrete shop floor, driveway, patio or deck--- then lay the material, I plan to cut, on top of…"
Sep 13
Ken Darga replied to Dom Loriggio's discussion 'Need an idea for a light weight table'
"Dom, When the insulation board is in the horizontal position, the underside needs to be supported, to prevent sagging/fracturing. I use 2" thick rigid foam board insulation, place it on a solid foundation, such as a concrete floor or…"
Sep 13
Ken Darga replied to Bonnie J Mello's discussion 'Wooden Plugs not fitting properly'
"re Moisture content What's the percentage of moisture in the material? This can be measured with an appropriate suitable moisture meter. What's the expansion rate---time and temp??? Calculate it out and determine what the size has expanded…"
Sep 10
Ken Darga left a comment for Jamison Rappeport
"Jamie, The book,  "The Pocket Hole Drilling Jig Project Book",  by Danny Proulx, is an excellent choice and well illustrated, with photos, for building products, using "pocket hole" joinery methods. "
Aug 13
Ken Darga replied to Lupe's discussion 'Nailing boards'
"Plan "B" Install hollow wall anchors. Install picture hooks on the back side of the board. Hang 'em up. The wall anchors are available at Home Centers. "
Jul 6
Ken Darga replied to Michele's discussion '1x3 stock and 1-1/4" screw came through?'
"Michele, Peruse the instructions a couple times, to ensure you've covered all steps. BTW---it's beneficial to make test pieces of the same material and size, before proceeding to the workpiece. "
Jul 5
Ken Darga replied to Jake Jump's discussion 'Forman'
"Jake, I've had one since they became available--- haven't experienced any issues with mine. The motor trigger switch needs to be fully depressed, while running the motor.  Keep it depressed during the entire drilling operation. Make…"
Jul 5
Ken Darga replied to Michele's discussion '1x3 stock and 1-1/4" screw came through?'
"Double check your drill stop--- insure its not set too far up the drill shank. If it's too far up the drill shank, it'll cause the hole to be drilled too deep, resulting in the screw poking thru. Option: Set the drill stop a tad…"
Jul 4
Ken Darga replied to Jake Jump's discussion 'Forman'
"Have you consulted with Kreg's Customer Service?"
Jul 4
Ken Darga replied to Lupe's discussion 'Nailing boards'
"One method that'll work, is to make "keyhole" slots on the back side of the boards, using a "keyhole router bit" Install screws into the wall and hang up the boards.    "
Jul 4
Ken Darga replied to Richard Lang's discussion 'Bathroom Vanity'
"Rich, If you go to a home center, peruse the unit----take some pics, measurements, make sketches of the details."
May 17
Ken Darga replied to Danny Shamoon's discussion 'Double Sided tape'
"Double stick carpet tape, is available in 2" width. I prefer Rocklers---1"widE tape."
May 13
Ken Darga replied to Eryn's discussion 'Screw sizes'
"Eryn, Contact KREG CS, perhaps they have recommendations. "
Mar 10
Ken Darga replied to Andrew Cicerello's discussion 'Coffee table plans'
"Peruse here  as well as doing a google search--- you may find something to your…"
Mar 3

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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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