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Ken Darga
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Ken Darga's Discussions

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 bitshttp://www.rockler.com/how-to/beginners-guide-choosing-router-bits/Tips for…Continue

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

 

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Ken Darga commented on Todd donaldson's photo
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"Nice functional looking work top, Todd."
9 hours ago
Ken Darga replied to Rita B.'s discussion 'Shop cold weather storage?'
"Thanks Mick. Doing okay. Just busier than a one legged cat in a sand box. "
Oct 12
Ken Darga replied to Rita B.'s discussion 'Shop cold weather storage?'
"Rita, Winter Storage Iron materials, such as on table saws, drill press, planers, and the like, will oxidize/develop rust. For long term storage, greater than 30 days, I apply a rust preventative coating. Clean the surfaces with mineral spirits…"
Oct 12
Ken Darga replied to Marty Rosenbloom's discussion 'Veneer Plywood: sanding through the veneer'
"Consider this repair approach.(Akin to installing an inlay). Mark-out around the damaged area of the existing veneer, using an sharp mat knife and straight edge.Cut around the damaged area and remove it.Clean out the bottom with a sharp…"
Oct 6
Ken Darga replied to NickM's discussion 'Has any one customized a B&D WorkMate?'
"Nick, The Skil XBench workstation is a newer design---not the model I mentioned above. Upon review of the "XBench clamping accessory kit", they appear they'll fit the bench-dog holes in the WM.  The XBench offers some nice…"
Oct 4
Ken Darga replied to NickM's discussion 'Has any one customized a B&D WorkMate?'
"Other uses for the WM: Place a miter box between the jaws, clamp in place. This will provide a more stable platform when making miter cuts in the miter box.  "
Oct 4
Ken Darga replied to NickM's discussion 'Has any one customized a B&D WorkMate?'
"Skil made a "contractor-duty" portable work-bench, many years ago. (It has since been discontinued---perhaps, since the B&D WM was introduced, it was less costly, and became popular). The Skil cost more than a B&D bench; however,…"
Oct 4
Ken Darga replied to NickM's discussion 'Has any one customized a B&D WorkMate?'
"An alternate to the dowel pegs, on the underside of the aux tops: Add two 3/4 x 2" x "L" (suitable length) cleats to the underside of each aux top. L= length of cleat equal the "gap" between the boards, on your WM table when…"
Oct 4
Ken Darga replied to NickM's discussion 'Has any one customized a B&D WorkMate?'
"Nick, You can add any feature you deem necessary, to accommodate your intended tasks. Think about what you want to do with it and go for it.  You can always modify and build as you go. ADDITIONAL FEATURES/OPTIONS: * auxiliary top, a single…"
Oct 2
Ken Darga replied to NickM's discussion 'Adding a Kreg Router Table to My Humble Garage Wood Shop would allow me to...'
"Nick, I'd suggest the P-C 893K or an equivalent Bosch router system. They include a fixed base, that attaches to the router table plate, and includes a plunge base. This size router will suffice for most of your routing operations. If you plan…"
Oct 1
Ken Darga replied to NickM's discussion 'Adding a Kreg Router Table to My Humble Garage Wood Shop would allow me to...'
"Congrats on winning the Kreg Router Table, Nick. It'll be a very useful addition to your work shop. You'll love it. "
Oct 1
Bill Fleming left a comment for Ken Darga
"Sorry I did not see the expired date "
Sep 30
Ken Darga left a comment for Bill Fleming
"Please Note: Contest ends at 11:59pm U.S. Central Time on Tuesday, September 23, 2014."
Sep 30
Ken Darga replied to Derick Upchurch's discussion 'Where do you buy your lumber?'
"Derick, Wood is wood.   Even when it's cut from the same tree, there will be variations--- its just something we have to deal with, or have to sort-it-out. Like shopping for a good steak---some are marked as the same cut, but there's…"
Sep 26
Ken Darga replied to Derick Upchurch's discussion 'Where do you buy your lumber?'
"I purchase my lumber materials from various sources--- Home Depot, Lowes, Menards, Owl Lumber, Rockler, lumber yards and some from specialty places. There's also some on-line suppliers, you can find by doing a search on the internet. Check…"
Sep 25
Ken Darga replied to NickM's discussion 'Trim Router Recommendations, Please'
"Nick, I've had 4 or 5 different trim routers. Now, down to two, which includes the Bosch Trim Router. Bosch PR20EVSK Colt™ Variable-speed Palm Router The PR20 is available with a plunge base, the plunge base is a very beneficial…"
Sep 25

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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 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.

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

got any project pics??

 

 
 
 

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