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August 2009 Product Reviews (9)

Face Frame - What's Done is Done

I managed to install the face frame on Sunday (despite Reba the Wonder Dog getting her first introduction to a SKUNK). Things went pretty well and my wife really likes the way it looks (which is what really matters). I am not unhappy with the results.

Here is the built in with all but one of the drawers removed (that drawer, once installed is in such a way that I can't reach the release lever on the left side:

Here is the… Continue

Added by Kerry Drake on August 31, 2009 at 9:11am — 3 Comments

Bedroom Nightstands

My first project was the Cherry iMac Desk which these nightstands are modeled after and should resemble when it's all said and done. I'm thankful for the facilities I've been able to borrow to do my building and for all of the great help a friend has given me during the build. But perhaps most of the thanks belongs to the Kreg Jig which has made these projects possible. As a beginner, the Kreg Jig… Continue

Added by Derek on August 28, 2009 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Kreg Toolbox Challenge

It's been a slow week on the faceframe project, I'm at the point where I have to move the stuff into the house and acutally install the frame, and I need a full day to tackle that, not just the hour a night I spend in the shop.

I did notice however that my Kreg tools were laying all over the place, so they finally got their own… Continue

Added by Kerry Drake on August 28, 2009 at 11:18am — 3 Comments

Liam's Third Project - Telephone Stand

Liam’s third project is somewhat down-scaled in appearance , but his heart makes up the difference in Ace’s. An auction style fundraiser to benefit law enforcement officers was held in honor of those who have given the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. Even though Liam had no money to donate he decided that he would offer what he did possess, which is his developing skill utilizing the Kreg Pockethole Jig. He chose to build a telephone stand… Continue

Added by Michael, Liam's Dad on August 21, 2009 at 5:40pm — 1 Comment

It's got a stain!

Two coats of stain now on the face frame, going to do at least one more coat tomorrow (using Minwax stain and poly together in a can - honey pine).

So at least one more coat on the front, then 1 good coat on the back just to seal the wood all the way around.

This beast might acually be installed next weekend!

Added by Kerry Drake on August 15, 2009 at 8:27pm — 1 Comment

Final Sanding Done

Spent another 30 minutes going over the frame with 220 grit paper in my Random Orbit Sander, then I flipped the whole frame over and ran over the back with 150 just to clean up the surface.

IF I get to work on it tomorrow, it will be to start staining it...

Added by Kerry Drake on August 10, 2009 at 6:50pm — No Comments

Sanding, sanding, and more sanding

It wasn't really that bad. I sanded the whole thing with 100 grit paper in my Random Orbit Sander and then went over it again with 220 grit.

Here is a picture of the frame completely assembled:

And a couple shots of the pre-sanded joints:…


Added by Kerry Drake on August 4, 2009 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Moving right along

I've got the whole frame assembled and will being some sanding tonight, and I'll take a couple pictures tonight to post.

An interesting thing, I decided Saturday to take a break and install an old airconditioner I had laying around into the wall of my shop. I cut out 2 sections of the wall studs and then framed in the hole for the air conditioner, and I thought to myself, HEY, I could use my pocked hole jig to put in the new pieces of framing for the air… Continue

Added by Kerry Drake on August 4, 2009 at 10:32am — No Comments

first time user

i need to build a scran door used my kreg for the first time and the screws went all they trough the hole i drilled did not make a joint can someone telll me what i did wrong ????

Added by Raemon Strickland on August 2, 2009 at 6:03pm — 2 Comments

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LED Lighting on mobile bench

Hi AllJust got myself a new Metabo mitre saw, kitted it out with a new Freud Pro blade as well as "pimped up" my bench with LED lighting so I can find stuff! I have 22 LED daylight tubes in my fittings in the garage so there is more than enough…Continue

Tags: blade, mitre, saw, lighting

Started by Steven Baynes in Miscellaneous Oct 8.

Ridgid tools 1 Reply

I originally bought Ridgid tools for the warranty, well I had to replace batteries. Very easy and got new batteries and chargers. Found out they don't make 24 volt tools any more, so I sent in a hammer drill, impact driver and light for replacement…Continue

Started by steve kidd in Beginners' Zone. Last reply by Glen S Oct 9.

Cabinets and the best wood choice for the carcass. 3 Replies

I am going to try and new project.  Never made cabinets before.  Researched and You-tubed like crazy.  So many opinions.  Mine are going to be:1 each= 30"W x 14"D x 38"H2 each =29"W x 14"D x 38"H1 floor to ceiling cabinet 18"W x 24"D and the height…Continue

Started by Stephanie H in Kreg Jig® Projects. Last reply by Glen S Oct 2.

1x6 into a 4x4? 4 Replies

Perhaps this question has already been asked somewhere on this forum but I wasnt able to find it after an hour or so of searching. Is there a recommended length of Kreg screw to use when combining a 1x6 into a 4x4 post. I have seen a few conversion…Continue

Tags: size, screw

Started by Dave N in Kreg Jig® Projects. Last reply by Edward Weitsman Sep 29.

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