It was just this last weekend, and I was a bit bored. My roommate was in his hometown and I had a rainy/cold weekend to look forward to. What to do, what to do...
I went into my woodshop and thought about what I could make next. It was too rainy and cold to drive to Menard's for more wood, so I thought I'd see what scrap wood I had left, even after the treasure box project. I still had some wood left over from the podium/light table project.
Then it hit me.
Added by Don Grubish on June 9, 2009 at 6:30am —
Eventually I want to get around to making a hope chest. My brother has made a few as toy boxes for our nieces and nephews, and they look relatively simple to build. He, however, uses the dovetail method to build his sides. I would like to simply use the Kreg Jig to join the sides and bottom.
In order to understand the concept, I decided to make a smaller version and build a treasure box. Since my roommate's daughter's birthday was coming up (June 2nd), I thought I'd use the previous… Continue
Added by Don Grubish on June 8, 2009 at 9:41pm —
So my friend Odin Gilbertson wanted to redo his pontoon boat. Since most on the water are of the aluminum construction variety, he thought he would do his differently. He always wanted a pontoon boat in the style of the old sailing vessels, so he decided he would construct his deck and rails out of wood. I then introduced him to the Kreg Jig. He was admittedly a little skeptical, but I reassured him this would be the way he should go. Since the cradle I finished was done using the Kreg Jig, he… Continue
Added by Don Grubish on May 30, 2009 at 12:07pm —
Well I was able to complete my second piece of my office suite last weekend. My hutch came out pretty decent and matches the desk nicely. All of it was built using standard pine lumber from the box stores. Like the desk I ripped the the 2x4s in order to have more wood for less cost and also be less chunky. All the joints are made with Kreg pocket holes.…
Added by Chris L on May 29, 2009 at 3:46pm —
A rather “windy” comment for an amateur. I’m proud to be a member of the “Kreg-Jigs” Pro-Am group.
I retired from the world of computer software in 2001. Upon retiring, I got involved part-time with my church and school with networking and useful hardware & software packages. In 2007/2008 they had assumed the responsibility of their day to day activities, and I was expelled. So again, I was among the retired and facing our own DIY’s and “Honey Do’s”.
My Kreg Jig life… Continue
Added by JIM HOWE on May 28, 2009 at 1:27pm —
Craigslist can be a wonderful thing, when it comes to procuring quality tools at a low price. In this economy, who doesn't love a good deal? (By the way, I've noticed you can't ever find a used Kreg Jig. It seems no one wants to part with theirs.) A while back I found a Delta bench top drill press in my area for $55. The pictures looked impressive enough, so I made a phone call. Within minutes, I became a proud owner of a drill press! I picked it up that afternoon after work and shoved it into… Continue
Added by Don Grubish on May 27, 2009 at 9:00pm —
I was sick for 2 weeks. Upper resp infection, not fun, which slowed me down on doing anything. But finally snapped out of it and finished the project.
Added by Tim King on May 14, 2009 at 7:33am —
Throughout my paintball career, I've met some really nice people. Two of the nicest people ever were on my paintball team, Kristina Jager and Odin Gilbertson. These two married years back and were trying very hard to have a child together. They had two unsuccessful tries before, but this third one stuck. Gabriel was doing fine and on his way this last April. I wanted to celebrate their success the best way I knew how.
Kristina and Odin do OK, but they could use any help friends and… Continue
Added by Don Grubish on May 13, 2009 at 10:35pm —
One day at work, my boss suggested that our concepting room needed a workstation. A table devoted to the marketing/art departments to help on conceptual projects to bring new products and packaging designs to market. We already had a large section of countertop in our photo studio, and I suggested we could use that as a table top. The original idea was then to purchase a couple of short file cabinets to place underneath it like a desk. However, the price tag on a file cabinet like that turned… Continue
Added by Don Grubish on May 12, 2009 at 11:00pm —
My name is Don Grubish, and this is my story.
One Saturday morning I was letting the TV keep me company while I prepared breakfast. I flipped through the channels, bypassing cartoons and news talk shows. I came across an informercial for the Kreg Jig, and thought, "whatever... time to make my eggs and hashbrowns." The more I listened to the testimonials and demonstrations, the more I found myself paying attention.
I kept thinking to myself, "well, that looks pretty easy. I… Continue
Added by Don Grubish on May 10, 2009 at 10:00am —
I was brought up by a father that generally had some home remodeling project going on and, since the chip doesn't fall far from the block followed in his footsteps. I took what I consider the next step and made a few pieces of furniture, a basic little table, foot stool, little cabinet, bookshelves, end tables that type of thing.
In the early 70s I joined forces with a builder and built homes for four years, but the lack of fringe benefits, vacations and long hours drove me back into the… Continue
Added by Dick Gaffney on April 30, 2009 at 6:30pm —
Well Since KregRep posted a comment on this project at LumberJocks
I figured I would post it here as well. I am currently working on building an office suite out of dimensioned pine. The Kreg Jig is my main joinery technique.
I built the desk first and used a hand saw with miter box and Kreg Jig in order to do my miter joints.…
Added by Chris L on April 22, 2009 at 9:01pm —
Westbrookville woodworker, 8, gains renown
Dad ensures safety comes 1st
Liam Noakes of Westbrookville displays a cabinet he made at home. He is featured on the Web site of an Iowa tool company.Times Herald-Record/MICHELE HASKELL
By Stephen Sacco
Posted: April 13, 2009 - 2:00 AM
WESTBROOKVILLE — On Tuesday… Continue
Added by Michael, Liam's Dad on April 13, 2009 at 8:11am —
After buying a flat panel 37" TV, our existing entertainment center had to go. Pricing new ones was discouraging. They cost almost as much as the TV! So I got the ok from my wife to build one. As I posted on the forum I ran into some trouble drilling the pocket screws into the oak faceframe. The screws caused bulges and a few poked through! Both pieces of wood were 3/4 inch and I followed the specs on my Kreg tools. I had no problems on my last project and I built to whole thing with a Kreg Jr.… Continue
Added by Tim King on April 9, 2009 at 2:00pm —
Liam's first attempt at case work has been developing nicely. He says that the Kreg jig is so easy to use, and it is. The beauty of this tool is the first time you use it, there is a perfect joint. Liam has inspired many of the neighbor kids as well, the local Lowes store loves the increased business of providing Kreg jigs to his friends and fellow students at the home schooling co-op that we attend.
One of Liam's teachers has placed an order for… Continue
Added by Michael, Liam's Dad on March 14, 2009 at 4:00am —
I have been using the Kreg jig and associated products for a couple years; awesome tool is all I can say. When my wife told me to take my son Liam to the shop to give him hands on experience with the importance of math; which he was trying to retreat from, I gave him a choice of projects to build. He decided to build a night table for his mother, more to win her heart I think than anything else.
Liam designed the table (rough sketch, no drafting… Continue
Added by Michael, Liam's Dad on March 14, 2009 at 3:47am —