I'm new to the Kreg Jig as I saw and obtained it through the TV show. Just to get use to it, I followed the bird feeder plan. It was simple, quick and easy to follow. Took it to the office to give to someone and the receptionist got so excited when seeing it, she ordered one. Once I have completed another easy task or two, I want to build the bookcase for myself. I appreciated the article on Sandpaper Basics as I am working on some woodworking projects with my grandson and, even though I am aware of its content, it is a good refresher and it is also good information for my grandson to build from.
Thanks for the welcome. I won't be posting anything too soon since I am doing a total rebuild of my shop and not close to getting back to woodworking just yet, although I am chomping at the bit. I was turned on the Kreg by a woodworker friend and when I read all about the jig I had to get one right away. With the new shop I plan on getting familiar with cabinet building, which is why I bought the top of your line router table setup. So, with the new shop comes somewhat of a new direction for this woodworker.
Thanks for the welcome. I'll hopefully be posting some photos of my Kreg jig set-up and offer productivity ideas and suggestions to preserve step bit life (while still working quickly and safely). I'm also looking forward to learning lots of tips from everyone!
Thank you for the welcome. Since your initial welcome, i managed to try and put something together using my Kreg Master Kit. The Kreg router table is really a nice design and i didn't have to change much to personalize it. It works pretty good as well. Please feel free to take a look at it and give me your critique. I am still working out some issues with my table saw but i am happy with the way it turned out. I will try to come on line more often, but good bye for now.
We received the Kreg Jig the first week of August. My first project using the Kreg Jig was a California King platform bed to accomodate a new Sleep Number 11" X 76" X 80" matress. I modified a plan for a double bed to complete this project.
After reviewing the Kreg Jig dvd and the manual, along with the modified plans for the bed, I saw cut all the frame pieces and plywood for the platform frame and drilled the pocket holes. I finished the materials with English Chestnut stain. After dried I assembled the platform bed. All of the joints were secured on the inside with no exterior screws visible. I used the pocket screws only and no glue.
We are enjoying our new bed and I am starting a new project building 3 bookcases using the Kreg Jig. An awesome tool.
Kreg created a monter, So fare I got read of my old store bought desk, all partical board, found a 50 year old desk top at Habitat for Humanity for 5 bucks, full 5 1/4 thick and 6.4 by 42", In realy bad shape, could be used for fire wood if anything. The finish was well waren, lot of sanding. Had a vinear that stood up to 50 grit belt sander. What a vinerar!!!! , Rip 15" off the length, used it for pedistells, So now the desk is 6.4 x 27. Made the drawers and keyboard tray, and related mounts. The Krag mad it easeay. I haven't done any real work like this in 20 years, Now I have to get all my tools in shape for more. I'll post some more as I get my shop set up.
Bought a jig about when they first came out. This was to be used when i would get a shop. Wsll finally retired and built that shop, I thought my jig might have been absoulte but found it to work just fine on 3/4. Just built a great closet syestem with it. How do I get to the plans, such as this router table being discussed?
I bought the Kreg Jig Master and set of screws. Went to my brothers the week after Christmas (he has a lot more tools than I - router, planer etc) and we/he built two bathroom vanities except for the six drawers for my vanity. They are custom to exactly what I want and he is sold! He will be getting his Master soon! In the process we added the right angle clamp and my latest order included the Micro Drill Guide System, Magnetic Drawer Slide Mounting Tool and an extra K3 Drill Guide Block so that one can be set for 3/4" and the other can be set for 1/2" to save time. I plan to tackle a pantry cupboard and linen closet shelves- but that is after I finish tiling my whole house!
You guy are great I just got the Kreg router table fence and while assembling it my fumble fingers dropped a couple of small parts . .. I emailed my problem to Kreg and low an behold yesterday in the mail here they come with extras . . . you guys rock!
Being "the new guy" in the community of Kreg users ......... Thanks for the invitation. My K3 Master is due to arrive tomorrow. I can't wait. I have my "practice project" - adding shelving to my neighbor's garage; and my first "real project" - a bookcase for the Mrs., already lined up & ready to go!
Hi KregRep, there is a very good reason as to why I left that MLCS magazine in the rack is maybe down the road she just might want to help out her Grandfather do some wooodwork when comes for a visit. No harm In trying anyways. It was my 1st attemp at making one of those types of chair. Ed Morris from the west coast of Vancouver Island, BC, Canada
Thanks for the welcome - I saw the ad on TV and decided to purchase the Kreg Jig Master System. This past weekend I made the bird feeder. Since I am not a real good at woodworking I thought "I COULD DO THAT". Well without too much trouble I was finished in a couple hours. The most difficult part for me was the plexiglas - I need to find an easier way to cut it to size - The important thing though is that it is up in the yard and the birds are feeding
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