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And So My Journey Begins
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Howdy All,I just picked up my very first pair of planes, and I'm very excited about learning this part of the woodworking craft.I picked up the Stanley 12-960 block plane:…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Troy Nov 27, 2013.

No 1.75 Inch Kreg Screws?
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Howdy All,I'm curious to know why Kreg doesn't make 1.75 inch length screws. Specifically in the blue kote style.I'm joining a .75 inch board to a 2x4 and was able to get by using the 1.5 inch…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Troy Apr 7, 2013.

Wood Movement After Sealing
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Howdy All,I have a question about what type of movement should be expected from wood once it's been sealed by, let's say, three coats of poly-urethane?A simple example would be a bench made out of…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ken Darga Apr 6, 2013.

Plug For Home Improvement and Repair Book Series
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Howdy All,I have, pretty much, the entire series of books by Time Life on Home Improvement and Repair. And I just wanted to say that as a beginning DiY type person this series is really good. They…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ken Darga Aug 30, 2012.


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Troy commented on Khalid Al-Bahi's photo


"Howdy Khalid, Nice cart and drill! Can you tell me what brand it is? I noticed your profile shows that you reside in Bahrain. I was deployed there a couple of times when I was in the United States Marine Corps. I seemed like a nice place, but being…"
May 11, 2016
Troy replied to Dan Coes's discussion 'Kreg Jig Mini Measurements?'
"Nice Job John, I found your spreadsheet very useful. Thanks for all your effort on it! -- Cheers"
Mar 16, 2016
Troy replied to Beverly's discussion 'Kreg Mini drilling problem'
"Good Catch Beverly, I've had that happen so many times. The thing that always clues me into my mistake, is the smell of burning wood. And of course my first thought is, "What the..., am I hitting a knot or something?" Then it dawns on…"
Mar 12, 2016
Troy replied to Andy Harris's discussion 'Drill Press Recommendations'
"Howdy Andy, Here's the Grizzly model I picked a couple of years ago: 12 Speed Drill Press. I've used it for drilling through steel, aluminum, and wood, and it's never disappointed. It has a lot of power and is very nice to work with.…"
Mar 9, 2016
Troy replied to James Macleod's discussion 'Kreg Shelf Pin Jig'
"Howdy James, I'm over hear in the U.S.A, and I've heard tales that this here jig is sold in your part of the world with both the metric and imperial bits included (unlike the ones here which only include the imperial version). So with…"
Oct 16, 2015
Troy commented on michael evans's photo

Shutters open with safety chain on .

"I think it all looks lovely Michael! The colors all blend well together, and the pocket holes adds a nice touch to the shutters appearance. Well done ol' boy!"
Sep 14, 2015
Troy commented on Leonard Mangano's photo


"Wow! That is one beautiful chest Leonard! Really top notch ol' boy. Thanks for sharing. :)"
Jul 3, 2015
Troy replied to james wilhelm's discussion 'Featured Photos'
"Amen Michael! :)"
May 13, 2015
Troy replied to Jay Boutwell's discussion 'Building and Installing Cabinets'
"Outstanding article Jay! Thanks for always being so very helpful."
Apr 11, 2015
Troy commented on Robert Brennan's blog post 'Radial Arm Drill RAD'
"Howdy Robert, Thanks for the review. It was very thorough, no-nonsense, and a nice read overall. :) And as for Jay Boutwell's comment, that Montgomery Wards statement made me realize how old I am by just knowing what he's talking about…"
Mar 15, 2015
Troy commented on Tim Grace's blog post 'DeWalt DW618PK Router'
"Howdy Tim, Congrats on your purchase! Sounds like you really enjoy using it. I purchased this exact same router kit a couple of years ago, and I haven't regretted it. One of the best things about it to me, is the removable power cord. It makes…"
Mar 15, 2015
Troy replied to Leslie Mitchell's discussion 'Kreg Jig K4'
"Love your reply Andrew! Being a Marine Corps vet myself I can relate. :) -- Troy"
Mar 10, 2015
Troy commented on michael evans's photo

Throat plate.

"Sounds like wax is the way to go here, so I'm gonna give mine a coat of furniture paste. Thanks Ken and Michael. As for the enjoyment of using the Dewalt saw, I do enjoy using it. It has the power I need at this time, and since my shop is…"
Dec 30, 2013
Troy commented on michael evans's photo

Throat plate.

"Howdy Michael. I'd be interested in finding out how the waxing idea Ken mentioned works out for you. So can you pass along your experience after you've tried it? You see I've got me one of them there DW744XRS models, and it seems that…"
Dec 29, 2013
Troy replied to michael evans's discussion 'Woodglue remover solution.'
"Howdy Michael. I don't really know of any good chemical solution, but I always find that a sharp chisel takes care of any squeeze out issue I come across. Another idea I like is to use Frog Tape to catch the squeeze out and easily remove it.…"
Dec 29, 2013
Troy commented on Joseph M's photo

23 Espresso Painted

"Wow Joseph, this is a really nice project and well documented! I've viewed all of the photos up to this one. And without you using any words to describe how each piece was built, I find it all very easy to follow and possibly build myself.…"
Dec 29, 2013

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Which Kreg products do you own?
Kreg Jig® Master System, Kreg Jig® Mini, Kreg Jig® HD (Heavy-Duty), Shelf Pin Jig, Rip-Cut™ Saw Guide, Kreg Clamps, Kreg Cutting and Measuring Tools
How would you describe yourself?
Intermediate DIYer
How did you learn about the Kreg Owners' Community?
Internet Search
What's one interesting fact about you, your life, your garage, shop, or home?
Home I purchased is from the 1940's so it required me to become a DIY'er.

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At 1:19pm on March 26, 2013, Leslee said…


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