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Looking Forward To My First Kreg Project
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I just began two months ago. My wife bought me a compound miter saw and said, "You've been talking about getting into woodworking since I've know you. Here, go make some sawdust." I know have a…Continue

Tags: newbie, therapy, cancer

Started this discussion. Last reply by SS81 Feb 14, 2014.

 

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Ken Darga commented on Steve Kreins's blog post 'First Try With Kreg Jr - wow!'
"Gary,  Yes, pocket holes can be placed on the smaller side of 2X stock. I'd locate one on each face, when both are accessable."
Mar 21, 2014
Gary W Scoville commented on Steve Kreins's blog post 'First Try With Kreg Jr - wow!'
"I have a question on the location of the screws as far as if they can be located on the (short  1-1/2") side of a 2"x 4". Gary"
Mar 21, 2014
Gary W Scoville commented on Steve Kreins's blog post 'First Try With Kreg Jr - wow!'
"I too am a newbie to all the Kreg Tools I just bought. I'm glad to hear that it's goin to be fun "and" easy with Kregs tools. I'm really gettin excited to make some new kitchen cabinets for my upstairs apartment! Thanks for…"
Mar 21, 2014
Ken Darga commented on Steve Kreins's blog post 'First Try With Kreg Jr - wow!'
"Steve, FYI I made-up some sample test pieces, and got satisfactory results: a.  pocket hole at 1" from edge on 2X (1-1/2") stock, and  b. pocket hole at 1/2" from edge on 1X (3/4") stock. NOTE: When drilling pocket…"
Feb 20, 2014
Ken Darga commented on Steve Kreins's blog post 'First Try With Kreg Jr - wow!'
"Steve, In the photo shown, I'd relocate the screw on the RS, closer to the RS edge. a.  remove screw b.  drill pocket hole c. install screw in new pocket hole"
Feb 20, 2014
Ken Darga commented on Steve Kreins's blog post 'First Try With Kreg Jr - wow!'
"Steve, 1) That's correct. 2) A rule of thumb, I use--- locate the pocket hole near the edge, approx equal to the workpiece thickness. i.e., for 2X stock (1-1/2" actual thickness) that would be 1-1/2"--- however, a min of 1" will…"
Feb 20, 2014
Steve Kreins commented on Steve Kreins's blog post 'First Try With Kreg Jr - wow!'
"Ken, thanks for the tip. Let me see if I got this correct. Rather than putting both pocket holes side by side, as the jig is laid out, I should have put one 1" in and then slide the jig over for the second pocket, so each pocket is 1 "…"
Feb 20, 2014
Ken Darga commented on Steve Kreins's blog post 'First Try With Kreg Jr - wow!'
"Steve, Place the pocket holes about an inch from the edge. Placing the pocket holes to close together, can result in the workpiece splitting, when excess tortional twist is applied."
Feb 19, 2014
Steve Kreins posted a blog post

First Try With Kreg Jr - wow!

I finally got a chance to try my Kreg Jr. on a couple of 2x4 scraps. WOW!It was EASY, FAST, and made a perfectly tight and straight joint!I also tried one of the tampered plugs (not shown) and it fit perfect.I am headed back to the shop to build three portable stands for my compound miter saw, router table and jig saw. I…See More
Feb 19, 2014
SS81 replied to Steve Kreins's discussion 'Looking Forward To My First Kreg Project'
"Steve I know what you mean about therapy. I've got a stressful job and although I can't compare to your story, I can certainly attest to the fact that I am in complete euphoria when I'm in my little shop (my basement) and forget about…"
Feb 14, 2014
KregRep replied to Steve Kreins's discussion 'Looking Forward To My First Kreg Project'
"Hi Steve,Thank you for opening up to the Kreg Owners' Community and sharing your story. We are so glad to hear that you are able to use woodworking as your therapy. How great it must be, to be able to heal and have fun at the same time. Please…"
Feb 14, 2014
Steve Kreins replied to Steve Kreins's discussion 'Looking Forward To My First Kreg Project'
"Thanks Jeff, I appreciate the encouragement ."
Feb 14, 2014
Jeff Hayes replied to Steve Kreins's discussion 'Looking Forward To My First Kreg Project'
"First thing I must say "Thank you for your Service" , these are inspiring words and I look forward to seeing your projects and reading your blog. God Bless. "
Feb 14, 2014
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Feb 14, 2014
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Looking Forward To My First Kreg Project

I just began two months ago. My wife bought me a compound miter saw and said, "You've been talking about getting into woodworking since I've know you. Here, go make some sawdust." I know have a fairly well equipped little shop and I'm learning by videos and communities like this one and LumberJocks.com.I have liver cancer and I started woodworking as a therapy, mentally, physically and spiritually. IT WORKS! I thank God for this blessing. I am blogging about my experience at…See More
Feb 14, 2014

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Which Kreg products do you own?
Kreg Jig® R3 (Jr.)
How would you describe yourself?
Beginning Woodworker
What's one interesting fact about you, your life, your garage, shop, or home?
I have started Woodworking as therapy. I have liver cancer and woodworking has been a blessing to get me focused and motivated. I thank God for the wonderful people I've met in the Woodworking communities. You are my teachers and my encouragement.

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First Try With Kreg Jr - wow!

I finally got a chance to try my Kreg Jr. on a couple of 2x4 scraps. WOW!

It was EASY, FAST, and made a perfectly tight and straight joint!

I also tried one of the tampered plugs (not shown) and it fit perfect.

I am headed back to the shop to build three portable stands for my…

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