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Ken Kortch
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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 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 www.kregtool.com. 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
Ken Kortch replied to gale's discussion 'How would you attach this?'
"Eh, not such a waste. The 3/4" screws are good when you're attaching 1/2" material to 1/2" material. The Kreg Micro Jig, which you may want to get someday. Its especially designed to work with 1/2" thick wood for things…"
Oct 19, 2015
Ken Kortch replied to gale's discussion 'How would you attach this?'
"According to the Kreg Screw Selector Wheel - which is a device sent down from the Kreg Jig gods ... The board with the pocket holes is labeled as 'A'. The board being attached to 'A' at a right angle is called 'B'. The…"
Oct 18, 2015
Ken Kortch replied to gale's discussion 'How would you attach this?'
"Gale, In the spirit of "teaching a person to fish" ... The Kreg Jig settings (both the jig's distance from the end of the board and the drill collar's distance from the tip of the step drill bit) should always be used based…"
Oct 18, 2015
Ken Kortch replied to Isela Rodriguez's discussion 'Ready to purchase my very first kit, need some experienced user's opinions please'
"jWelcome to the wonderful world of woodworking!!! Comparing the K4 to the K5 - just the jigs alone, I'd go with the K5.  Back in the dark ages of the Kreg Jigdom we only had a choice of the K4 Jig vs. the K5 jig vs the K4 Master System,…"
Sep 11, 2015
Jay Boutwell replied to Ken Kortch's discussion 'Kreg Jig for European Cup Hinges'
"Hi John, nice to see that you are still envolved with woodworking and certainly good to hear from you.  Yes Marc does put out some very nice tools and they are the type that are for the professional and therefore work well and last a long…"
Aug 25, 2015
John Schaben replied to Ken Kortch's discussion 'Kreg Jig for European Cup Hinges'
"Nice tip Jay - I've just been setting up the drill press because I've had the same issues that Ken indicated with the jigs I've seen on the market. I know Mark Sommerfeld  puts out hi quality stuff."
Aug 24, 2015
Jay Boutwell replied to Ken Kortch's discussion 'Kreg Jig for European Cup Hinges'
"Hi Ken,  a nice system is one that sommerfeld tools sells.  It allows you to bore both the cup hinge and the two dowel pin holes with one simple setting on the door.  See it at www.sommerfeldtools.com .  It is called the…"
Aug 24, 2015
Ken Kortch posted a discussion

Kreg Jig for European Cup Hinges

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 rapidly.Just wondering if Kreg has ever thought about a Kreg version of such a jig - properly placed with steel lined drill holes and a slick way to drill the large cup hole. It seems like this sort of thing is what Kreg would really excel at.I also wonder if Kreg could come up with a solution to making…See More
Aug 24, 2015
Ken Kortch replied to Nufcac's discussion 'Lining up driver bit with screw head'
"In the U.K. the term "torch" is used the same as the term "flashlight" in the U.S. "
May 11, 2015

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