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Please use this thread to give the Kreg Family a better idea of what you need in order to advance on your woodworking journey, and to let us know where we're succeeding so far. Thanks!
I was making some small drawers with 1/2" pine, I could not get the corner joint results I wanted with the Kreg jig. The 1" screws would usually finish up very close to the outside and a lot of the time show up at the edge. I tried adjusting the depth collar to not drill as deep, and that helped some but the exit of the screw was not near center.I tried a thin metal shim (see picture) and that would center the screw in the wood, but when driven in, the head then was not all the way in the pocket.
It seems like for 1/2" wood maybe a different angle of the jig and a 7/8" screw would work better...
I would like to see more of an assortment of exterior screws available. I have worked with my local hardware store to get an assortment of self tapping exterior screws but they are all star bit. Finding a long star bit driver has been a headache. My local Lowes does sell the Blue-Kote but only in 2 1/2 inch. I need some 1 1/4 inch. And yes, I know I can order what I need but I have yet to want to break down and pay shipping on screws or shell out the $ for 5000 screws at once. (After all I am saving up for the Clamp Trak system!!)
But for now, I have a long list of interior projects to finish up and I am just trying to plan ahead. Exterior projects hopefull to start in April!!! In regards to available plans... I found that what is available to me both online and with provided DVD's I have enough to keep me busy for years to come. LOL Also, I have noticed that many woodworking magazines are incorporating pocket hole joinery into their plans. Pretty impressive!
Those that don't... basically I find that if you skip over all the pages of instructions on rabbet joints, etc, and just think in terms of a simple pocket hole joint most plans are easy to convert. Now I just look at the dimensions, make some adjustments on the cut list and it's a simple design! So, a booklet or section of instructions on how to convert designs might be a good addition with the Kreg system.
I would like to see the plans that are supposed to be offered on the website. For some reason I keep going in circles and it keeps asking me to login again and again. I noticed that others have this same problem also.
i have a improvment idea on the 90 degree clamp that my wife purchased for me to share with you,and was wondering how to show pictures of it. larry
I need the ability to work with 2x4 material and have a K2 which will only work with 1/2 - 3/4 I can only have screws on one side so the drill pockets on both sides will not work. Is there another solution besides buying another $140 tool? Thanks Pat