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Kreg jig as a doweling jig
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I was recently making a sofa table for my wife when I came across the dilemma of attaching the top to the aprons. The table was constructed using mortise and tenon joinery and I didn't want to use…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Melrose Feb 15, 2011.

 

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Robert Melrose replied to Steve Hopkins's discussion 'Kreg Router lift Problem'
"Loosen the brake. That should have everything running smoothly."
May 3, 2012
Robert Melrose replied to scott.barnes's discussion 'Mini Trak with Bench Klamp?'
"The bolts on the kreg clamps don't fit in the mini track. Kreg sells klamp track for the clamps. If you used t-bolts with the same thread it would work but you would have to cut them to length."
Feb 15, 2011
Robert Melrose replied to Dwayne's discussion 'I need plans for this. Help'
"Step 1. Select the material (wood) you would like to use. Step 2. Figure out what dimensions you want your project to be. Step 3. Decide what joinery methods you will use for each part. Step 4. Make a cut list. Step 5. Cut material to dimension from…"
Feb 15, 2011
Robert Melrose replied to Robert Melrose's discussion 'Kreg jig as a doweling jig'
"I used the kreg bit. I have a few extras so I ground off the pilot tip so I could get the depth that I wanted without going through the surface. The brad point bit is a good idea though but the ones I have aren't long enough."
Feb 15, 2011
John Schaben replied to Robert Melrose's discussion 'Kreg jig as a doweling jig'
"Interesting application Robert. Did you use a Brad point bit or the Kreg step bit?"
Feb 14, 2011
Robert Melrose posted a discussion

Kreg jig as a doweling jig

I was recently making a sofa table for my wife when I came across the dilemma of attaching the top to the aprons. The table was constructed using mortise and tenon joinery and I didn't want to use any metal fasteners. I love my kreg jig but I didn't want to use pocket screws in this piece. So what I did is set the depth collar to drill deeper. I clamped the pieces together and drilled the pocket holes into both pieces but not through th surface. I then spread glue on 3/8 ths dowel and drove…See More
Feb 14, 2011
Robert Melrose replied to chris nowacki's discussion 'kreg a compound?'
"It won't work. Even if you cut your mitres after you drill the holes. from the inside of the box the angle will be wrong and there won't be any material for the screw to screw into. The Kreg jig is a great tool but it does have it's…"
Jan 8, 2011
Robert Melrose replied to Glen's discussion '$249.00 portable table saw that has accuracy and precision right down to .0001in. It's here'
"The micro adjuster will let you adjust in .001" increments so you can sneak up on the right dimension. In woodworking the nature of the material would prohibit accuracy to .0001 temperature and humidity and the fact that wood can be compressed…"
Jan 8, 2011
Robert Melrose replied to Tim Rude's discussion 'What happened to the K3 vs K4 discussion?'
"There are still some K3 master systems out there but the K3 is being replaced by the K4 in the master system. You are lucky you got the K3 "
Dec 27, 2010
Robert Melrose replied to Tim Rude's discussion 'What happened to the K3 vs K4 discussion?'
"There is nothing wrong with the K3 it is the better system. Get one while you can Kreg discontinued them. I am assuming because they want to produce one master system and they can manufacture the k4 cheaper and still charge the same price. They can…"
Dec 18, 2010
Robert Melrose replied to Tim Rude's discussion 'What happened to the K3 vs K4 discussion?'
"I apologize for the removal of the thread. I wasn't aware that by deleting my profile and removing myself from the forum would delete all of my posts."
Dec 14, 2010
Dale Helmstadter replied to Robert Melrose's discussion 'K3 being replaced by the K4 in the master system?'
"If Kreg really believes that the K4 is better than the K3 that scares me. It tells me that whoever they got running the show has never used a jig to build anything. They sure are not a real woodworker anyway."
Nov 11, 2010
Robert Melrose replied to Elliot Selick's discussion 'Micro-Pocket necessary for 1/2" Material?'
"you can use either one."
Nov 8, 2010
Allen A. Reed replied to Robert Melrose's discussion 'K3 being replaced by the K4 in the master system?'
"I would rather have the k3 also. I have both and the K4 sits in its case and is never used unless someone wnats to borrow my system or i need two on a job."
Nov 1, 2010
Tom Santopietro replied to Robert Melrose's discussion 'K3 being replaced by the K4 in the master system?'
"I just joined. I have a mess of Kreg products. One thing I look at in a company is first I try to buy USA. Second I take a close look at how many times they discontinue a tool or have major model changes. I have some tools such as Dewalt that are…"
Nov 1, 2010
Robert Melrose replied to Robert Melrose's discussion 'K3 being replaced by the K4 in the master system?'
"Show you the way what works? "
Nov 1, 2010

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Kreg Jig® Master System, Kreg Jig® Jr.
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Advanced Woodworker

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