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Is my drill speed set too high when screwing?
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I was building the workbench from the Kreg plans.  I used treated yellow pine as it was going to be outside. I'm trying to understand why the screws poked through sometimes in the picture?I checked…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Glen S Jan 28, 2018.

Need advice on building an interior door
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I was trying to design a interior passage door for our laundry room.  Dimensions: Thickness is 1 and 3/8". Width is 32".  Height is 79".   I've attached a rough sketch.  I was thinking of building…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ken Darga Feb 21, 2017.

Ana White daybed build question
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I'm reading over the daybed plans listed here.…Continue

Tags: white, ana, daybed

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ronda McElroy May 6, 2016.

Questions after making a bookshelf
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I built the bookshelf in the attached picture.  Dimensions are as follows.  I used 1x 12's with 1/4 in sandeply backing.  Sides are 29 in tall.  Horizontal shelves are 36 inches across.   I made best…Continue

Tags: bookshelf

Started this discussion. Last reply by Matthew Hinton Feb 19, 2016.

 

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Glen S replied to Matthew Hinton's discussion 'Is my drill speed set too high when screwing?'
"I'm certainly glad it all worked out for you in the end. You may have been into some softer wood on the other joint too. Either way you've got a nice bench that is ready to work for you. Nicely done."
Jan 28, 2018
Matthew Hinton replied to Matthew Hinton's discussion 'Is my drill speed set too high when screwing?'
"Hi Glen, The plans I was using were the workbench plans that used to come with the Kreg K4.  They called for 2 1/2 screws.  I see you point about the screw length.  However, the screws are going in at an angle.  I think…"
Jan 27, 2018
Glen S replied to Matthew Hinton's discussion 'Is my drill speed set too high when screwing?'
"The 2 1/2" screws seem too long for attaching to the face of a 2x4. I would think that direction would only take a 2'' screw because the 2x4 is really 1 1/2" in that direction. 1 1/2" of wood plus the 1/2" (??)of…"
Jan 23, 2018
Matthew Hinton replied to Bigchief's discussion 'Full size bed'
"Hello... As for plans, there's quite a few websites in addition to Build Something.  Please see the below discussion thread. HTH! http://kregjig.ning.com/forum/topics/good-wood-working-plans-site"
Jan 23, 2018
Matthew Hinton replied to Matthew Hinton's discussion 'Is my drill speed set too high when screwing?'
"Hi Dan, It does now that I think about it.  "Wet wood" is very possible. We had a light dusting of snow here earlier in the week.  I had a tarp over the wood. I noticed it was still somewhat damp when I pulled the cover off.…"
Jan 23, 2018
Dan Duce replied to Matthew Hinton's discussion 'Is my drill speed set too high when screwing?'
"Hi Matthew, Based on my experiences I'd say there are a few possible culprits. 1. Wood is wet and soft.   - I've noticed screws will dig deeper through pine, especially if it is fresh 2. Drill clutch setting / speed is too…"
Jan 22, 2018
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Is my drill speed set too high when screwing?

I was building the workbench from the Kreg plans.  I used treated yellow pine as it was going to be outside. I'm trying to understand why the screws poked through sometimes in the picture?I checked that the settings on the Jig were correct.I used 2 1/2 in Kreg screws to join the 2x4's.The wood was dampI had my cordless drill set to half-speed.  This drilled the screw holes fine.After seeing the screw poke through, I turned the setting down.When screwing, I do want to make a stout connection.  I…See More
Jan 21, 2018

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Kreg Jig K4
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Beginner DIYer
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I'm a member of the the Mobile Makerspace. While there's many intrests there, one is woodworking. If you are ever in Mobile, Ala, feel free to stop by.

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