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Ken Darga
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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 shared justin waldron's photo on Facebook
Ken Darga replied to Barbara Dyer's discussion 'K5 port'
"This kit includes a 1" and 1-1/2" port adaptor. The port on the Kreg is 1-1/4"."
Ken Darga replied to Barbara Dyer's discussion 'K5 port'
"PS---make accurate measurements of the port on your device--- take it with you to check the adaptors, to insure they'll fit. I've seen some adaptors marker 1-1/2" and they measured 1-1/4" and  visa versa. Some of the…"
Ken Darga replied to Barbara Dyer's discussion 'K5 port'
"I found an adapter at Rockler."
Mar 21
Ken Darga commented on justin waldron's photo

Round Dining Table

"Very attractive, Justin."
Mar 17
Ken Darga replied to George Bokros's discussion 'Broke off Three Posket Hole Screws'
"When installing screws in hardwood, I use "screw lube", and don't have any issues with screws breaking."
Mar 14
Ken Darga replied to Mark Schwartz's discussion 'Difficulty Drilling Pocket Holes and Screws In ACQ Treated Pine'
""Strip-out" herein means that the screws threads no longer grip into the joining member. The point of a Type 17 screw, which are the type of screws that are marketed by Kreg, and OEM's Type 17 screws have a…"
Mar 7
Ken Darga replied to Mark Schwartz's discussion 'Difficulty Drilling Pocket Holes and Screws In ACQ Treated Pine'
"Mark, Perhaps the driving tool torque was to high, that resulted in strip-out. Start with a lower torque setting, and do the final seating of the screw using a hand-tool. When the screws bottoms out, you should be able to give it a "quarter…"
Mar 7
Ken Darga replied to Mark Schwartz's discussion 'Difficulty Drilling Pocket Holes and Screws In ACQ Treated Pine'
"I've found most drill bit cutting edges, are not keenly sharpened. I touch-up the cutting edge, using a machinist "diamond files", to obtain a honed edge. (xtra-fine (1200) diamond grit gives a keenly sharpened edge). I've…"
Mar 7
Ken Darga replied to Mark Schwartz's discussion 'Difficulty Drilling Pocket Holes and Screws In ACQ Treated Pine'
"Clean out the wood chips often during the drilling process. (I believe the instructions furnished with the tool, advises this). Lift the drill bit up from the bottom of the hole, so as to allow the drill bit flutes to carry out the wood…"
Mar 6
Ken Darga replied to Madhu Sudhan's discussion 'How to get a frame squared at right angles'
"1. Insure your cuts are at 90 degrees--- this is necessary for accuracy. 2.  Use a rafter/framing square to check your progress--- before, during and after your tasks at hand. Get a good one.  A thick aluminum one is the way to go. A…"
Mar 6
Ken Darga replied to Luke Troughton's discussion 'Mao Shan 12" tilting arbor table saw'
"Hi Luke, Thanks for your timely reply. Happy to be of help."
Mar 3
Ken Darga replied to Luke Troughton's discussion 'Mao Shan 12" tilting arbor table saw'
"Replacement Belts: Take the belt with you to an ACE Hardware or True Value Hardware store--- They have a "belt measuring" device--- they stock a large selection of "V" belts. Also, check out Rockler Woodworking and…"
Mar 2
Ken Darga replied to Eli K. Raindancer's discussion 'Need Table Saw'
"CAUTION--- DO NOT cut large sections of sheet goods on a table saw--- it can potentially result in injury to persons, damage to nearby objects, and kick-back. A 4x4 piece of PW is to large and unstable to be cut on a table saw with a small surface…"
Mar 1
Ken Darga replied to Michael B's discussion 'Outfeed/workbench help'
"Michail, Four 4" wheel Heavy-Duty locking swivel casters, located near the outermost corners, will suffice. Make the base frame from 2x4 stock, with stretchers spaced 16" running the 4ft direction. Caster wheels of a material that is…"
Feb 23
Ken Darga replied to Luke Troughton's discussion 'Router for kreg PRS1040'
"Jay, Great point you've made re the air-flow direction and dust that can get in the router. Nice design feature with the Triton. One my P-C routers, fresh air enters thru the top-side of the router and exits out the opp end. When installed in…"
Feb 23

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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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