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Mike Kahle
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Mike Kahle's Discussions

building a garage door of sorts

I have an old box trailer that used to be on a straight truck. the box is about 20 foot long, 10 eight foot wide and about 9 foot tall. the old door on it is shot. It is a very thick, heavy door. I…Continue

Started Oct 25, 2011

Standard fridge height
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Is there a industry standard to fridge height? Planning out cabinets and would like to use the space over my fridge too, but would like to make sure I am not screwing myself in the future when I…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jay Boutwell Oct 26, 2011.

Community Chat
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What happened to the Community Chat feature of the site? Why is it gone? Is it coming back?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jens Jensen Jun 3, 2011.

Anyone here good with planning out a shop?
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I am terrible at planning out organization strategies. I want to get my shop and whatnot organized for everything I have and might get.... I want a place for everything, car stuff, plumbing,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jens Jensen May 26, 2011.


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Steven Reynolds commented on Mike Kahle's photo

Bragg Cabinets 016

"I looked through first page of your pics and was very sad that the person that built these would dare to except payment for below sub standard work, I have seen 1st year joinery apprentices that would not do work to this low standard,  was this…"
Sep 12, 2012
Mike Kahle commented on Allen Towle's blog post 'Put Table Saw Blade in Correctly'
"The promo pix are gathered up from all pictures and automatically (not sure if they use the top viewed or most recent uploaded or how it is done) and 100 pix are put into the slideshow, both here and on the kreg site. only reason I do not upload pix…"
May 21, 2012
Mike Kahle replied to Rodney Dennis's discussion 'HOME-MADE WOODWORKING TOOL"pocket-hole machine""'
"Jay Boutwell took his K3 and added an air cylinder to the clamp so he hits a button and it clamps, not sure if the button is foot or hand operated but from how he tells it it works like a charm, hit it to clamp hit it to unclamp or hit it to clamp…"
May 16, 2012
Mike Kahle replied to Terry Miles's discussion 'Warranty on Kreg Clamp'
"sounds like they gave you the brush off hoping to not hear back from you them once this thread was started someone there read it and figured they would nip it in the bud...."
May 8, 2012
Mike Kahle replied to Terry Miles's discussion 'Warranty on Kreg Clamp'
"Finishing wax works great for lubing threads and doesnt clump and grab every piece of dust and dirt in the room..."
May 6, 2012
Mike Kahle replied to Evan Siefke's discussion 'ROUTER LIFT HELP'
"Can be modified to fit any router"
Dec 22, 2011
Mike Kahle replied to Evan Siefke's discussion 'ROUTER LIFT HELP'
Dec 22, 2011
Mike Kahle replied to Fins59's discussion 'Table Saws - Be Careful'
"Yes, the SawStop tech is awesome. It will save a finger. But I will never buy one. Call me weird, but I can never willingly give money to any company who tries to get congress to pass a law saying all manufactures of table saws must license the tech…"
Dec 17, 2011
Mike Kahle replied to Shelia Norris's discussion 'What do I need to get started?'
"The new toolbox setup with the master and the clamps and screw is actually a real good deal, just wished they had it when I first got into kreg... and they need to add a few other things to it... As for drills, if it is a budget thing, I recommend…"
Nov 11, 2011
Mike Kahle replied to Shift's discussion 'Arrrgh. Can't make tight joint with the kreg jig'
"Shift, this is 5 pages of replies, and I am not going to read them all. In my limited experience I strongly suggest you to put your drill on either fast or slow speed, as long as it is variable speed -- meaning the less you pull the trigger the…"
Nov 11, 2011
Jay Boutwell replied to Mike Kahle's discussion 'Standard fridge height'
"To add to this if you pocket the screw the bottom into the sides from the bottom it is easy to remove the screws and they are hidden fro view by the installed frig.  Once you get the bottom back into position simply use a hand saw and cut the…"
Oct 26, 2011
Jay Boutwell replied to Mike Kahle's discussion 'Standard fridge height'
"Mike no there really is not as standard anymore.  They vary in width and height and configeration.  That is one of the most annoying things in building a set of cabinets is the refrig.  What I have done in the past is to build a…"
Oct 26, 2011
Mike Kahle posted discussions
Oct 25, 2011
Ken Darga commented on Mike Kahle's photo

Bragg Cabinets 026

"perhaps the bottom shelf is covered with floor tile  "
Sep 20, 2011
Ken Darga commented on Mike Kahle's photo

Bragg Cabinets 031

"3/4'' plywood that measures 5/8" !  "
Sep 20, 2011
Mike Kahle commented on Brenda Tindale's photo

latest project

"No worries about it not being made with a kreg.... we like all kinds of wood working projects here... not just kreg. Very nice cutting board. Yet another thing on my list of things to do that I havent made it to yet... LOL"
Sep 19, 2011

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Kreg Jig® Master System
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Beginning Woodworker

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At 11:26am on August 28, 2011, Leslee said…

 Thanks, Mike.

I always need help in downloading things on this site. I am trying to be a better woodworker. I started with using 2 bys and plywood until I get more comfidient in using hard woods like oak, maple, and such. I really want to improve my skills in woodworking. I have done some really neat stuff. I made a workbench and made smooth wooden slides for my drawers. I had a neighbor checked out my door slides and he thought that they were ball bearing slides.  He was sure embressed with them. I know I sure was. Thanks again for the friend request.


At 10:11pm on June 1, 2011, steve kidd said…
hey mike, what happened to chat
At 7:24am on April 20, 2011, steve kidd said…
hi mike, i didnt want to post this on the router blog, but i would never ever use a 1/4 shank bit to make raised panels. you would just be asking for trouble and a trip to the er. 1/4 shank might be ok for the rail and stile cuts. i only use 1/2 shank bits, stronger and dissipate the heat better. i gave all my 1/4 shank bits away. the 1/2 shanks cost the same or slightly more than the 1/4 shank. this is only my opinion and you know what they say about opinions. check with jay and see if he agrees with me. talk to you later. good luck with the water problems.
At 10:19pm on April 12, 2011, Jay Boutwell said…
Mike, It looks like you got a bargin in a saw as it was made when a craftsman tool was a real tool that you could depend on and work with it without the fear of breaking it.  I read the post of both John Schaben and Jens Jensen  and I would say that they gave you some very good advise.  i can't add much other that say you have got something worth fixing up and using.  It will give you many years of good reliable cutting.  I have seen more of these earlier model radial arm saws than of the newer ones in the cabinet shops that I have visited over the years.  Congradulation on picking this one up.
At 9:39pm on April 10, 2011, Jay Boutwell said…
Thanks Mike it is  pleasure,  looking forward to a friendship with you.   thanks again for the invite.

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