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Laura
  • Melrose, MA
  • United States
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Workbench cabinet - structural question - P screw placement

Hello, I got a LAB workbench for free. It is a very expensive one with fantastic wheels and I want to use it. However I would like to convert it into a workbench. I would like to create the cabinet…Continue

Tags: placement, screw, workbench, structure, plywood

Started Oct 31, 2016

Best screw placement for a very long cabinet - structural advise

Hello, I got a LAB workbench for free. It is quite nice but I would like to convert it into a workbench. I would like to create the cabinet that seats on the two side arms. It is 60"x18" and the…Continue

Tags: plywood, placement, screw, pocket, workbench

Started Oct 31, 2016

Broken spring on Automaxx 3"
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Hello my Automax broke. The little spring that keep the handle and clamp working together flipped somewhere and cannot be found. What 's next? Does Kreg send spare parts? I probably used it 3 times…Continue

Tags: Automax, on, Spring, Broken

Started this discussion. Last reply by KregRep Sep 23, 2016.

Pocket hole in drawer sides -1/2"
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I follow the process I typically follow for other thicker material. jig and drill were set at 1/2". However the screw does not seat flash with the wood and it is quite ugly looking. In addition I…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tim Grace Sep 29, 2016.

 

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"I love it!!! I wish I was that good...may be one day. Where did you get that unbelievable hardware (drawer pulls)???"
Oct 31, 2016
Laura posted discussions
Oct 31, 2016
Tim Grace replied to Laura's discussion 'Pocket hole in drawer sides -1/2"'
"I picked up the micro specifically for this situation.  It works perfectly! I made a half dozen drawers for my shop all 24 to 28 inches wide and up to 10" deep, all using the micro jig.  I will be using it to join some ½"…"
Sep 29, 2016
KregCS replied to Laura's discussion 'Pocket hole in drawer sides -1/2"'
"Laura,  The issue if working with plywood is a bit tricky.  The reason being is that the Kreg Jig is meant to be used with material down to 1/2".  We all know that 1/2" plywood is going to be less than that.  With that…"
Sep 27, 2016
Scott replied to Laura's discussion 'Pocket hole in drawer sides -1/2"'
"This could be a no-harm, no-foul situation... Since the 5/8" setting positions the hole "higher' up the board compared to the 1/2" setting, I would try re-drilling the same spot with the 1/2" setting. The seat of the…"
Sep 26, 2016
Don Foley replied to Laura's discussion 'Pocket hole in drawer sides -1/2"'
"Laura, I can think of a couple of fixes. 1. If there is room in the pieces ignore the pocket holes drilled at the wrong setting and drill new ones adjacent to the existing holes. 2. Eliminate pocket hole joinery for the affected joints and use…"
Sep 22, 2016
Laura posted discussions
Sep 22, 2016
Laura replied to Laura's discussion 'Pocket hole in drawer sides -1/2"'
"Dan, Yes, you got the story right! The situation is under control for a) screw size (I am using 1"), b) distance to the drawer slide (Blum Tandem) and c) the material is 1/2 prefinished ply drawer sides. The screws are protruding too much out…"
Sep 22, 2016
Don Foley replied to Laura's discussion 'Pocket hole in drawer sides -1/2"'
"Laura, I cannot see anything in the xml file but let me try and help anyway.  As I understand your post you built drawers out of 1/2'" material (I'm guessing plywood) and secured the drawer front to the sides with pocket…"
Sep 22, 2016
KregCS replied to Laura's discussion 'Pocket hole in drawer sides -1/2"'
"Laura,  I was curious as to the material you were using for your drawer boxes as well as what length of screw you were using.  If you could let me know I would be able to better assist you with your question.  Thanks!"
Sep 22, 2016

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Which Kreg products do you own?
Kreg Jig® K5, Kreg Jig® R3 (Jr.)
How would you describe yourself?
Beginner DIYer
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Kreg Pinterest
What's one interesting fact about you, your life, your garage, shop, or home?
Full time employed, trying to finish an old house 45 minutes a day.

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