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Manners !!!!!!!!!!!!!

At least when you ask for free plan,s , tell the person that built the project , how nice it was and that they did a great job , it used to be every one on this site had some manner,s , not any more…Continue

Started on Sunday


Has any one seen or have a 12"  driver line  band saw like this one ??   I think it is a 1939 or 1940  mod. BN 730 , built by Walker - Turner CO. Inc.  New Jersey  !!  Just need to hook up a motor ,…Continue

Started on Saturday

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All member,s , has any other member had a problem with the view count on the videos  they have posted , I have one posted and it seems to be stuck at 1316, and check  it from time to time and it…Continue

Started Aug 31

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Don,t know if this should go to the Kreg rep. , the site or the Kreg company it self !!!!  I for one think that it is time you add some new photos to the featured page photo,s !!!  This could be…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anthony J Eaglebarger May 26.


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james wilhelm commented on Stephanie H's photo

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"Stephanie, very nice design and finish , that is a lot of rods,also like the wood grain , well done , thanks for sharing, JIM !!"
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james wilhelm replied to Stephanie H's discussion 'Flat Panel Cabinets & Doors'
"If you type in flat panel cabinets and doors in the search box  top right hand side of page , there are many Ides and posts with good info. !!!!!"
james wilhelm replied to Floyd Cox's discussion 'Granddaughter’s Table & Chairs'
"FLOYD,  very nice design and finish , well done , sure your grand daughter will be very happy with her grand father on Christmas DAY, , thanks for sharing , JIM !!"
Sep 30
james wilhelm commented on Lorrie's photo

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"HI Lorrie, very nice , looks a lot like the picture , great paint job , well done , thanks for sharing , JIM !!"
Sep 28
james wilhelm commented on Jack Headley's photo

Flip Top Tool Bench

"HI JACK, Think I under stand what you did , the shelf that the tools are laged to is 1 1/2 " thick, as the the sides and you run the rod in the middle of the shelf !!  I was looking at the two black things under the shelf  in the pic.…"
Sep 26
james wilhelm commented on Jack Headley's photo

Flip Top Tool Bench

"HI JACK , like your design and Idea , if I under stand you right  , you put the rod in the middle of the two pieces of ply  !! Then drilled a hole in each side for the rod to turn  in  !!!   Did you use a shelf pin bracket…"
Sep 26
james wilhelm replied to frank's discussion 'quick change bit'
"HI Frank , is your quick change  from KREG tool,s , if so I would call service , as the rep. suggested, if it is one of there,s , they will tell you what to do or replace it , I ad mine for a few years now and never had a problem , have a…"
Sep 25
james wilhelm commented on Mayra Anaya's photo


"Mayra , very nice wishing well , like your design and finish , well done "
Sep 24
james wilhelm replied to Matthew Hinton's discussion 'What is "white wood?"'
"HI here in PA.  , yellow pine is darker and heavier  and white pine in light in color and lighter , JIM !! "
Sep 23
james wilhelm replied to William Patterson's discussion 'Project 2 a Garden Cross'
"That will also work , JIM !!"
Sep 21
james wilhelm replied to William Patterson's discussion 'Project 2 a Garden Cross'
"HI BILL,  first  of all  2 x 4 is 1 1/2 ' x 3 1/2 ", if using a 2 x 4 you will need to cut one  60 "  one  18 " and one 38 1/2 "  for the up right one ,  the 18 " one will be…"
Sep 21
james wilhelm replied to William Patterson's discussion 'Project 2 a Garden Cross'
"Bill you need to make a lap joint , if you are using 2 x 4 ,S  , cut a notch 3/4 "  deep x 3 1/2 "  on the cross  part and the same on the up right board , when joined they should be flush , JIM !!"
Sep 21
james wilhelm replied to Roger Bayne's discussion 'Filler for large holes'
"Jay very good write up and well explained , also very good pics.  well done as all way,s , JIM !! "
Sep 17
james wilhelm replied to KregRep's discussion 'New Members: Please introduce yourself.'
"HI JOE , the craftsman  is a bit cheaper  and work,s for me , listen to the wife  , the kids can sell them , but right now you need to enjoy your wood working  and have as much fun as you can in wood working ,, have a great day…"
Sep 15
james wilhelm replied to KregRep's discussion 'New Members: Please introduce yourself.'
"HI JOE table,s  look great , like your design well done thanks for sharing , JIM !!"
Sep 15

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Which Kreg Products do you own?
Kreg Jig K4 Master System, Micro-Pocket Drill Guide, Kreg Jig HD, Kreg Jig R3 (Junior), Deck Jig, Shelf Pin Jig, Kreg Clamps, Kreg Cutting and Measuring Tools
How would you describe yourself?
Advanced Woodworker
What's one interesting fact about you, your life, your garage, shop, or home?
retired and love to recycle wood !!!!!

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At 7:16pm on September 10, 2015, William Patterson said…

Thanks Jim, I really feel dumb about using the tip of the drill, can't wait for my next project with my Kreg Pocket Hole Jig.

Bill in Las Vegas

At 6:04pm on September 10, 2015, William Patterson said…
Can I just use wood putty or Caulk to fill in the hole I messed up?
At 9:24pm on September 9, 2015, William Patterson said…

I can't wait to try it from the STEP and not the TIP. :-) I just watched the videos again and yep got to the step, not the tip. Now if I can just find some more wood on my walk to wally world tomorrow.


Bill in Las Vegas

At 4:34pm on September 9, 2015, KregRep said…

Hi William, the problem may be with the settings on your jig or drill bit. Setting the jig to 3/4" means aligning the Drill Guide Block with the 3/4" mark, if you are using the Kreg Jig K3, K4, or K5 model. Also, you need to align the STEP of the drill bit to the 3/4" mark, not the tip of the bit. Here are a couple of images from the manual that may help.

If you are using the Kreg Jig R3, make sure you have the Sliders aligned with the 3/4" mark and, once again, the STEP of the drill bit (not the tip) aligned with the 3/4" mark in the case. Her eare images:

If you continue to experience problems, you can contact our Customer Service Department. They'll be glad to help you.


At 2:16pm on September 9, 2015, William Patterson said…

I have another nightmare. Building and second shelf, same as before only bigger. The Kreg Screw chart and the youtube videos say if you are using 3/4" plywood set the Jig at 3/4" and the drill bit at 3/4" and use a 1 1/4 Kreg Screw. I did and it didn't even get enough bit on the wood to hold it upright. What am I doing wrong?

I finally pulled out the Kreg 1 1/4" screws and without the jig, using the Kreg Drill Bit guesstimated a quart inch more and it is standing on it's own. I must be reading and viewing everything wrong but what am I doing wrong.

Hep! I'm in over my head...

Bill in Las Vegas


At 6:43pm on September 7, 2015, William Patterson said…


One of the toys I bought today was the Kreg Rip-Cut. I checked out the videos on you tube and they all looked like they were sawing flat on a table, are they sacrificing a table? Is there a good page that tells me how to properly use a rip cut, what to lay it on...

Man I know this sounds like a pre-beginner question but if there is a perfect way to use a circular saw? I've kinda been busy with keeping myself alive if you know what I mean. :-)

Bill in Las Vegas


At 2:14pm on September 7, 2015, William Patterson said…

Oh yes, I have a Ryobi 4 volt but it can't get a hole screw in with out me turning it manually to get it all the way in. 7.2 volt genesis sounded like it might do it. Thanks for showing me around. I painting my first project today, and it doesn't look too bad.

Bill in Las Vegas


At 2:11pm on September 7, 2015, William Patterson said…

Thanks James, The one I liked was the SNAP ON but seemed a bit for a guy who is looking for scrap wood. :-) Sooooo I popped over to Amazon and grabbed a genesis for $29, I'll save up for the Snap On one. :-)

At 7:38am on September 7, 2015, William Patterson said…

Thanks James and Welcome Home! I checked out the shorter driver on Amazon but unfortunately (or fortunately) I ended up with an additional 3 items. :-)  I'll need a new shop just to hold my Kreg stuff.

Do you have the model number or exact name of the mini cordless driver? So far everthing I've made around the house now is made out of old wood I've found around. Haven't driven since '88, Neurologist said it would be dangerous for all concerned, so getting wood is a oooh there is a piece of wood someone is throwing out. ;-)

Thanks for the tips. I'm blown away at the slide show going on above me, you are too cool.

Bill in Las Vegas

1st Inf. Div. Vietnam 1965-66...


At 1:45pm on August 18, 2015, KregRep said…
Hi James,

Thank you for informing us on the issues you are having with video views. We filed a report with Ning Support this morning and here's what they had to say: "Thanks for getting in touch with our team! We’ve already filed a report related to this issue with our engineering team. I’ve gone ahead and added your network and your ticket number to the report. We will follow up with you in this ticket once the issue has been resolved by our engineers."

We'll be in touch with updates. Hopefully they can get this issue resolved soon.

At 10:50pm on June 18, 2015, carol said…

hey jim, still working on how to fix the top of the grilling station

a few ideas:

a. laminate 3 layers of 3/16 birch plywood, waterproof it with epoxy, then glue the metal to the lvl. the 4 layers altogether will be the exact height of the existing mitered frame. maybe use construction adhesive to hold the metal in place, caulk with exterior silicone around the metal edge.

b. use my router to plane the existing pressure treated plywood 1/32 less than the height of the existing frame. drop the metal on the plywood and glue down

c. buy another piece of birch plywood exactly 5/8" thick. add the metal sheet on top to match the exact width of the existing frame.

d. take the whole dang thing apart and burn it all. the cedar makes a cool popping sound in the firepit :/

At 6:00am on June 16, 2015, Michelle Derby said…

Thanks Jim, I hope to do many more projects. I love my power pressure cooker. My favorite thing to cook is ribs, they are falling off the bone in 40 min. & tender. 

At 8:02am on May 18, 2015, KregRep said…

Good morning, James! Thank you for posting about the spammer and making us all aware. She has been deleted as of last night.

At 2:47pm on February 18, 2015, Suzy said…

Hi James, thanks for being my friend.

At 4:18pm on February 10, 2015, Ronda McElroy said…

OH, the router is a porter cable.  It came with 2 tops (got it without a box, so no instruction manual) and have been trying to figure out how everything works for a bit now.

At 4:16pm on February 10, 2015, Ronda McElroy said…

Hi Jim.

 I do have a table saw, have never used it yet, but am going to give it a shot.  It will take some doing to figure it out, but have to try right? 

I was thinking 1/4" deep and 1/2" wide to hold the glass for the table tops.  Good enough?

At 3:01pm on January 23, 2015, michael evans said…
Jim talking on a I phone sorry for the unconventional way I contacted you no internet until February mick
At 4:37am on January 22, 2015, michael evans said…
Hi Jim just to let you know Internet problems will be back on line feb 2
Hope all is well
At 1:56pm on November 6, 2014, joyce graber said…

Thanks, James, I love checking this site out. Still getting up the courage to delve seriously into building a shed, if I ever finish my living room shelves. joyce

At 10:07pm on October 22, 2014, Dave said…
I'll post picture when I get it done! Thanks again

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