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Ken Darga
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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.

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 Jay Boutwell Jun 23.

Wood Working Joints

It's beneficial to learn the various woodworking “joinery” methods,so as to determine the applicable joints to make, with the available tools one has, or intends to acquire, to accomplish the desired…Continue

Started Feb 5

Router Bits
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Beginners Guide to chosing router bits for…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by michael evans Dec 28, 2013.


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Ken Darga replied to Joe L's discussion 'Driver Head Slippage'
"It's important to keep the driver tip/shank in the same plane as the screw shank,  when driving any screws. "
Ken Darga replied to Joe L's discussion 'Right angle clamp'
"Clamp the joined members, face side down onto a flat work surface, then apply the right angle clamp, 90 degrees to the work-piece surface. Works for me. "
Aug 21
Ken Darga replied to George Menendez's discussion 'Joint strength question - Across the top versus in between'
"Jay, Thanks for your reply and insight. I agree, stiles running out to the ends of the structure, and the rails butted to the stile, give the object a better appearance. This approach also allows intermediate rails to be cut to the same length as…"
Aug 21
Ken Darga replied to KregRep's discussion 'All-New Automaxx™ Bar Clamps'
"They look very useful and good compliment to the selection of Kreg's Klamping tools."
Aug 20
Ken Darga replied to David H. Gaedeke's discussion 'Wood plug instructions'
"Thanks Josh. Some of those osci blades have a slight tooth set. The tooth set will scratch the work-piece surface.   Some blades do more harm than good. The blade shown in the video is stiffer than I like. The operator is not holding it flush…"
Aug 19
Ken Darga replied to PJ's discussion 'Micro Drill Guide System for K-5 Question?'
"PJ, The Micro-Drill Jig uses a smaller dia drill bit. "
Aug 16
Ken Darga replied to KregRep's discussion 'Got rid of another spammer'
"Also, listed as a "TOP MEMBER OF THE WEEK!" It appears Kreg lists anyone as a top member! Even a SPAMMER. "
Aug 15
Ken Darga replied to KregRep's discussion 'Got rid of another spammer'
"AND, another just appeared a few minutes ago! "
Aug 15
Ken Darga replied to Bill Cheatwood JR's discussion 'Table Top Drill Press'
"Alternate: Two drawer legal-size metal file cabinet. Install 3/4" (min) plywood or MDF on top of the cabinet, for the drill press to rest on. Secure the board to the top side to prevent shifting. Seal the wood, to prevent drippage or spillage,…"
Aug 15
Ken Darga replied to james wilhelm's discussion 'Leader Board Tab'
"Yes, I like it. It makes for easier navigation and viewing."
Aug 15
Ken Darga replied to Keith Woythaler's discussion 'What's the deal with Harbor Freight?'
"Tools Obtaining tools, is dependent on your intended use. Some things to consider: *intermittent or continuous-duty use *short-term or long term use *DIY simple tasks or construction-duty *service policy *How much can you afford ? A beginner,…"
Aug 12
Ken Darga commented on Bill A's blog post 'Lousy Bits'
"Screws with dual-driver bit heads--- square and cross-point. The "square" tip end on the driver bit, needs to be in full contact with the screw head, on all four sides in the recess of the screw head. If the bit is tilted to the side,…"
Aug 7
Ken Darga replied to J. Pree's discussion 'Joining Boards'
"Great TIPS, Jay."
Aug 7
Ken Darga replied to Jerry's discussion 'Pocket holes position for strength'
"Install "cleats" for the end of the shelves to rest on. Affix the cleats to the upright members with pocket holes. "
Aug 7
Ken Darga replied to Ed Killmer's discussion 'Festool'
"Ed, Perhaps you can obtain a suitable vac adapter from a local vac dealer or service facility. Take the Kreg jig fitting and the vac hose with you, so as to find an appropriate size to fit. I've had success finding suitable adapters at such…"
Aug 3
Ken Darga replied to KregRep's discussion 'Show us what you've built this summer!'
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Aug 3

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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 shop/home?
Darga's WoodWerkX, fishing and hunting.

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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.

At 4:46am on November 29, 2011, Rusted Tinman said…

got any project pics??



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