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I was in the process of drilling pocket holes in a gaggle of milled 2 x 4s and 3/4 ply  to build a cart for my lathe.  In the process, I knocked my drill off the bench with my Kreg bit in it.  When I…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tim Grace Dec 7, 2016.


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Tim Grace replied to Brian fleming's discussion 'Kreg setting for 3x3'
"Set the jig to the actual dimension of the wood you are drilling into.   In this case, I would attach the apron to the legs (and top?) using the apron's actual thickness (you state 1", is it actually ¾"? )  The jig…"
Tim Grace replied to Brian fleming's discussion 'Card table'
"Danish oil, clear shellac, clear poly, etc. I'm not a big fan of stains in things that I do - probably because I can never seem to apply it and have it look like I had envisioned. I also like being able to see the character of the wood,…"
Tim Grace replied to Brian fleming's discussion 'Card table'
"I would think that they would absorb the stain at a different rate, resulting in darker or lighter coloring between the three.  Is finishing in clear an option?  "
Tim Grace replied to Dana Winfrey's discussion 'Hello'
"Nice job, Dan.   It looks like we have some of the same tools - the Skil drill press and the Delta table saw.  I went with a Craftsman 10" compact sliding miter saw rather than the DeWalt.  The size and price of the Dewalt is…"
Jan 17
Tim Grace commented on Gmonts's photo


"Excellent work!  I love the finish on it.  What did you use?"
Jan 17
Tim Grace commented on Madhu Sudhan's photo


"I'm with Don, I don't see any imperfections. I see a beautifully done rustic mirror!  NIce work! "
Jan 17
Tim Grace replied to renee bailey's discussion 'Table top'
"I did see something once that stated your work effort should be a fixed rate starting at $500 per day, and go up from there, based on your experience.  It might seem somewhat excessive, but when you calculate in the equipment and tools (wear…"
Jan 17
Tim Grace replied to Dana Winfrey's discussion 'Hello'
"Dan Coffey, Yes, Jay's miter saw station is pretty awesome.  I don't have the room in my shop to build something like that.  I'd like to get a set of those drawer pulls - I'm a Detroit Red Wings fan.  I grew up…"
Jan 17
Tim Grace replied to Madhu Sudhan's discussion 'Joining tongue and groove oak'
"I would glue and clamp.  I would not use pocket hole joinery due to the bit potentially breaking through the groove.  There is also the backside, how strong is the joint going to be when the screw diameter is almost the same as the tongue…"
Jan 17
Tim Grace commented on Michael's photo

Column Final 1

"It looks fantastic!  "
Jan 14
Tim Grace replied to Dana Winfrey's discussion 'Router?'
"Chris,  My 618 is primarily used in my table, and I use it for most everything, including edge treatments.  It will get pulled out of the table when I use my dovetail jig.   Most of my edging bits are ¼" shanks, so have no…"
Jan 13
Tim Grace replied to court christianson's discussion 'Pocket holes to hang picture frames?'
"Interesting concept. The issue that I see is that you would have to be exact in putting the holes in a picture frame, and then just as exact in putting the hooks on the wall. The adhesive backed mounts would help, but if you shuffle the art on your…"
Jan 13
Tim Grace replied to Dana Winfrey's discussion 'Router?'
"I've got the DW618. You will not be disappointed. If you can, spring for the kit that includes the plunge base. If I am not mistaken, the 618, Bosch 1617 and Porter Cable 890 share a base mounting pattern, so when it comes to mounting it on a…"
Jan 13
Robert Brennan commented on Tim Grace's album

Walnut Crotch Jewelry Box

"Looks fantastic Tim, A very striking contrast of timbers I assume the maple is "Rock Maple" ? I also like the way the lid frame blends into the crotch Walnut."
Jan 6
Tim Grace replied to Harry Carr's discussion 'Using small stock and the Kreg Jig'
"Best way to attack this is lay the strips out, face up and apply several strips of masking tape to temporarily hold them together.  Flip the layout over, number the strips and remove strip #1.  You will be creating a "sandwich"…"
Jan 6
Tim Grace replied to Dana Winfrey's discussion 'Hello'
"I didn't even think of Pinterest, U-tube and others.  A few woodworkers and crafters that I follow: Ana White: Steve Ramsey (Wood Working for Mere Mortals): Marc…"
Jan 5

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Which Kreg products do you own?
Kreg Jig® Master System, Kreg Clamps
How would you describe yourself?
Intermediate DIYer
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Kreg Pinterest
What's one interesting fact about you, your life, your garage, shop, or home?
Trying to setup the garage so half is for auto mechanics and the other half for wood working - and still be able to get two cars in.

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Tim Grace's Product Reviews

Laguna 14BX Band Saw

I decided that it was time to upgrade my bench-top bandsaw after almost burning it up trying to resaw a chunk of 3 inch wide walnut. After doing a bunch of research, and receiving my wife's blessing, I decided on a Laguna 14-12.  I spoke with one of the guys at a local retailer, and highlighted some of the features on the 14BX.  After speaking briefly with my wife, she approved the extra cost (about $300 more). The 14BX had the added advantage of being in stock, whereas I would have had to…


Posted on December 20, 2016 at 1:52am — 1 Comment

DeWalt DWP611PK Router

I picked up a cheap $29 Harbor Freight trim router to cut grooves for splines in miter joints.  I was thoroughly disappointed when the 1/8" splines were extremely loose within the grooves.  The grooves ended up measuring .168 inches using a .125" bit.  Since then, I looked at the compact router offerings from Bosch, DeWalt & Porter Cable.

All were 1.25 HP, had 1/4" collets, came in a package that included a plunge base and were highly rated by their users. I chose the DeWalt…


Posted on November 25, 2015 at 9:49am — 1 Comment

DeWalt DW618PK Router

My old (circa 1982) Craftsman 1.25 HP router would not hold a large (3/4" straight @ 1/8" depth) bit securely so I did some homework and picked up the DeWalt DW618PK router. The DW618 is a 2.25 HP variable speed router with 1/2" collet.  The PK indicates that it comes with both a fixed base and a plunge base and a nice soft case to carry everything. 

My  first use was cutting some 3/4" dadoes in a work bench top to install some T-track. I was able to set the depth stop on the plunge…


Posted on March 10, 2015 at 11:00am — 5 Comments

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