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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 Jay Boutwell Aug 25.

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.

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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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
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
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
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
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
Ken Kortch replied to Joe Massena's discussion 'Micro jig Hole's'
"From the Micro Jig instructions: Working with ½” MaterialWhen drilling Micro Pocket™ Holes in ½” material the standard setting will leave your screw close to the wood’s surface and without the ability to plug…"
May 11
Ken Kortch replied to Joe White's discussion 'Pocket hole joinery success story'
"Do you by any chance have "before" pictures of the box (before the accident)??  I like seeing pictures of people's successes - even the ones that don't save lives."
May 6
Ken Kortch replied to Nufcac's discussion 'Lining up driver bit with screw head'
"If you watch some of the Kreg videos you might note - as Richard said previously - that they put the screw on the bit before inserting the screw into the pocket hole. Also, as Richard also suggested, run light on the torque to avoid stripping out…"
May 6
Ken Kortch replied to Amelia Cook's discussion 'What kind of saw should I get?'
"I'm going to suggest going an alternative route that has served me VERY well over the last few years ... I recommend that you consider a track saw.  For many years I struggled with cutting plywood. I tried a table saw (not a very…"
Apr 17
Geno Parmentier replied to Ken Kortch's discussion 'Homemade Tables from the Kreg Screw Selector Wheel'
"wow!  this is great.  well documented and easy to understand. just what i need.  thanks much."
Mar 27
Cheryl Coleman replied to Ken Kortch's discussion 'Homemade Tables from the Kreg Screw Selector Wheel'
"Thank you Ken, I'm laminating a copy for reference."
Mar 27
Tim Grace replied to Ken Kortch's discussion 'Homemade Tables from the Kreg Screw Selector Wheel'
"Thanks!  Now, I'll only have to remember to set both the jig and the drill.  I always seem to forget one or the other. "
Mar 27
james wilhelm replied to Ken Kortch's discussion 'Homemade Tables from the Kreg Screw Selector Wheel'
"Ken K.  thanks for the chart,s , I think you did a very good job on them , and if you copied it off the wheel it should be correct  by Kreg standards  !!!  Again thanks for taking the time to make the charts , I am sure a lot of…"
Mar 26
Ken Kortch replied to Ken Kortch's discussion 'Homemade Tables from the Kreg Screw Selector Wheel'
"Ken D., I just created a somewhat sad home made version of the very same joint shown on the Kreg Screw Selector Wheel.  I understand what your're saying though. Quite often for me placement of the pockets is determined by my desire to…"
Mar 26
Ken Darga replied to Ken Kortch's discussion 'Homemade Tables from the Kreg Screw Selector Wheel'
"Ken, Thanks for posting the chart. It's best to direct the screw in an " inward" direction---away from the edge, vs as shown in the illustration, on page 1. When the screw is toward the "outside" edge, there is a…"
Mar 26
Ronda McElroy replied to Ken Kortch's discussion 'Homemade Tables from the Kreg Screw Selector Wheel'
"That help out so very much Ken!  Thank you for posting and I am glad I read it before it gets taken down!! :)"
Mar 25

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