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October 2009 Product Reviews (4)

Leg splitting

I am building an oak table with 3/4" aprons and 11/2" by 11/2' square legs with the apron and legs set flush. I used 11/4" fine thread screws and normal settings on hole drilling in the apron. i got splits while driving the screws on 3 out of 4 legs. This happened on the screws nearest the leg end but my setback followed guidelines from Kreg. Any suggestions?

Peter Schumacher

Added by Peter Schumacher on October 28, 2009 at 4:06pm — 4 Comments

Kreg Accuracy on a panel jig

I went to the Dallas Woodworkers Show and purchased the items to make my Right Hand Panel Cutting Jig provide Kreg Cutting accuracy. The scale on the jig allows precise settings up to 67 inches. It works great. When cutting multiple panels or even boards, I just set the Kreg to the dimension I need and cut one after the other. I previously used a clamp and a small block of wood. Boy does this work nice. The reason I am posting it is that I had not… Continue

Added by Carl Beck on October 27, 2009 at 5:26pm — 2 Comments

St. Paul Winter Carnival Chest

Not long ago, a Facebook friend of mine let me know that she was going to organize a silent auction fundraiser dinner for the St. Paul Winter Carnival. She's an active Royal Guard member, and takes her role seriously. During this last summer, the Royal Guard and the Vulcans decided to have two paintball matchups. The word went out and they tried to recruit as many paintball players as possible.



Well, on both occasions, I couldn't make the events. I felt bad, leaving her to deal with… Continue

Added by Don Grubish on October 12, 2009 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

Woodburning Made Easy

I get a lot of members on this site asking me about how I incorporate woodburning to my projects. The people at Kreg Jig even suggested I make a blog post on here. So, after completing a woodburning project last night in my garage, I thought I’d take that opportunity to take photos and describe how I do it.



This first picture denotes my surface. I chose to do a smaller version of the hope chest as a donation item for a silent auction. This chest will measure roughly 24 inches long,… Continue

Added by Don Grubish on October 2, 2009 at 11:00pm — 8 Comments

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Puzzle Caddy/Board

Hello All - I'm looking for a plan for a puzzle caddy to replace the frail cardboard ones we've used in the past...large main area and two smaller sorting/storing trays. If anyone has such a plan or has seen one someplace, I'd love to hear about…Continue

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Started by R.J. Foster in Miscellaneous Dec 4.

Edge Joining 2" Boards 1 Reply

Hi Everyone,I appreciate all the threads on the community. I've got to use this more, you guys are great.I got my hands on some beautiful ambrosia poplar, 2 inches thick, that I want to join for a desk/counter top. Using the 2.5 inch screws and…Continue

Tags: joining, edge

Started by brian lazenby in Beginners' Zone. Last reply by Brad Martin Dec 1.

What type screw to use for Black Walnut 2 Replies

I have some 2" x 6" Black Walnut and need some 2 1/2" screws. To best of my knowledge Walnut is a hardwood so I need to use fine thread screws. However I can not find that length of Fine thread screws on Kregs website. Does anyone know where I can…Continue

Started by Duane Heda in Other Kreg® Products. Last reply by Duane Heda Dec 1.

Working in carport? 2 Replies

I share a large shop with a friend at his house, but, for the last couple years I have hardly been there to work on anything.I have moved a lot of the duplicate tools into my carport and have been working there.Does anyone else work in the…Continue

Started by Steven Brown in Miscellaneous. Last reply by Darrell Wertz Dec 4.

Product Reviews

Kreg Project Center Work Station

The Kreg Project Center is great by itself, but 2 KPC's are better than 1 when you want to set up a 12 ft. work station in a couple minutes.…

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Posted by Glenn Revheim on April 5, 2018 at 5:57am — 4 Comments

Festool Domino 500

The first thing I will do is set price aside and focus on the tool and why I bought the Domino. 

      I have orders for a few dining tables and chairs.  I have made one prototype chair, while I have all the tools to make angled…

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Posted by justin waldron on April 2, 2018 at 5:46am

Kreg Foreman

I have built many kitchens and finally decided to buy the Foreman, because my latest kitchen consisted of 28 cabinets and I was over my hand hurting from all the drilling, moving the clamp etc., it seemed like a smart choice.

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Posted by justin waldron on January 8, 2018 at 4:05am — 2 Comments

Kreg K5 Jig Review

Posted by Daris R. on November 20, 2017 at 5:39pm

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