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Ken Kortch
  • Grayslake, IL
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Kreg Jig for European Cup Hinges
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I've been looking at the jigs that are currently available for drilling holes/pilot holes for the European cup hinges. Most are just holes drilled in plastic so that they'd wear out rather…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Elizabeth Leveques Dec 30, 2015.

Homemade Tables from the Kreg Screw Selector Wheel
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At one point I had misplaced my Kreg Screw Selector Wheel. So when I finally found it again - carefully tucked away on a shelf to protect it - I decided to create a couple of tables that contain the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Geno Parmentier Mar 27, 2015.

Revised Kreg Jig Table for Different Material Thicknesses
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A while back I had downloaded a PDF file of a table with jig settings and screw lengths for different thicknesses of materials - I think I found it in this community. The table was kind of fuzzy so I…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ken Kortch Oct 3, 2013.

Kreg Micro Pocket Drill Guide Compatible Scews
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I just received a Kreg Micro Pocket Drill Guide as a gift. Very nice. I read through the instructions and the card that came in the packaging to try to figure out which screws are compatible with the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by KregCS Aug 16, 2013.


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Ken Kortch replied to John Sipsas's discussion 'table saw'
"I've owned the small Skil table saw that others have mentioned and its done my OK for years. lists a Dewault job site saw for $299 with free shipping. I would suspect that saw would be better than the Skil saw, but you'll need…"
Jun 5
Ken Kortch replied to Anony Mouse's discussion 'Pocket Hole Jig settings for metric lumber'
"I highly recommend the Kreg Jig HD and its associated larger Kreg Jig HD Screws. I've used them to build some frames using 1-1/2" thick lumber (most of it 1-1/2" x 5-1/4" -- what we in the U.S. call a 2x6) and it performs very…"
Jun 5
Ken Kortch replied to Larry's discussion 'Use of pocket hole'
"My K4 Kreg JIg quick guide covers miter joints pretty well. Though the Micro Kreg Jig guide doesn't mention them I would guess you could to the same thing with it. Plan on some test pockets with 3/4" and 1" screws to be sure -…"
Apr 10
Ken Kortch replied to Randy Dorscht's discussion 'Nickle trick'
"The Kreg HD Jig's instructions specifically says to double-check the stop collar's bit depth setting using a nickel.  I find using a nickle to be faster and easier than the other recommended methods - and it ensures that I won't…"
Apr 10
Ken Kortch replied to Gordon Nicol's discussion 'Edge Joining narrow (8.5cm or 3.25") boards with a Kreg R3'
"Measuring the depth of the pocket for the regular jig the pocket should start 2-9/16" from the joint edge of the board, so you should be fine. I measured the micro jig too - that starts at 2-7/16" from the joint edge. The pockets should…"
Apr 2
Ken Kortch replied to Jayson England's discussion 'Sheet Goods'
"Jayson, The EZ Smart tracks are MUCH more sturdy than any others I've seen.  I'll try to post comparative pictures. The person who invented them (Dino - a former carpenter) once posted a picture of using a pair of tracks as…"
Apr 2
Ken Kortch replied to Jayson England's discussion 'Sheet Goods'
"While entering my post above I blanked out on the name of the "unique shape" that allows the tracks and accessories to align perfectly. If you see a cross section of the track (on their web site) you'll see it has a DOVETAIL shape -…"
Apr 1
Ken Kortch replied to Jayson England's discussion 'Sheet Goods'
"I use the EZ Smart track system. See    I finally bought a used EZ-ONE work center last Christmas, but I'd used their tracks for many years before that. Made in the U.S. Very accurate - the cut is at the edge of the…"
Mar 31
Ken Kortch replied to deva 's discussion 'spacing pocket holes on 2x4 with the R3?'
"The Kreg 2x4 Workbench (one of their on-line plans) shows using two pocket holes on the 2x4's. It says "the location of the Pocket-Holes isn't critical" and the rough illustration shows them about 1/3 of the way…"
Feb 16
Ken Kortch replied to Richard Sessums's discussion 'Screws keep going through and poking out (frustrated)'
"Richard, First, focusing on the material getting the pocket hole ... Since you're using the K5 jig its pretty easy to visually see if your Kreg jig settings are correct before you start making pocket holes. Collar Depth: Before you mount the…"
Jan 23
Ken Kortch replied to phillip Dare's discussion 'I just drilled my 1st. pocket holes & not so good?'
"Assuming the screw did poke through the other side of the receiving material ... I would guess that when inserting the screw you applied too much torque and stripped the screw hole.  You've essentially drilled a hole there. I would think…"
Jan 9
Ken Kortch replied to Chuck Spelman's discussion 'Kreg'
"Go to Click on the Get Inspired link at the top of the web page. Click on the Plans link. On my PC the Kreg Jig Storage Unit (I think that's what you're asking about) is the second to the last one listed. Ken K."
Dec 22, 2015
Ken Kortch replied to Pam Powell's discussion 'joint placement'
"If it helps ... looking at the Basic Cabinetmaking Booklet that I received with my Kreg Jig ... In upper cabinets the top and bottom are inset into the sides so the edges of the top & bottom cannot be seen from the sides. Pocket holes placed so…"
Dec 4, 2015
Ken Kortch replied to james wilhelm's discussion 'HAPPY THANKSGIVING'
"Happy Thanksgiving to you Jim ... and to all our other friends here"
Nov 26, 2015
Ken Kortch replied to J's discussion 'Pocket Hole Orientation for Weight Distribution'
"Your logic of letting the wood take the weight makes si If being able to see the pockets is not a concern, In general, for best strength, I think the preference is for the pocket holes to be on the outer sides in your drawing ... so that the screws…"
Oct 29, 2015
Ken Kortch replied to Amelia Cook's discussion 'Wobbling table'
"One of the slickest videos I've seen recently was the concept of using a table saw with a large table to "even up" chair legs. They basically set the blade height so just the tiniest bit of blade sticks up. Then the place the chair on…"
Oct 28, 2015

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