I built my first piece of furniture, a coffee table and I am now working on rolling storage crates/seats to go under the table.
I have a Kreg K4. I want to create, I think, 45 degree angles as shown in the pictures attached, for the crates, but I can not for the life of me figure out how to! Suggestions will be appreciated.
one good trick to help prevent splitting is to clamp the pieces together at the joint when driving the screw in.
also when driving the screw in, use a stop/start motion as you drive the screw instead of a full ahead driving of the screw. hope this makes sense.
Ah, thank you Carlos!
Me again. Is the 3/8 Step Drill bit any different than the bit that comes in the K4 kit? I went the Lowes to get one, but it looked exactly the same.
if i guess what you are trying to do is correct ,attach the slats to the timber ,some times simple is best the thinner material attached to the thicker material ,brads from your friend ,we did a similar project, and just used our brad i gun and glue , have a look at the attached picture .a rustic potting table ,made for a friend .
the brad holes where hardly noticeable and if the sight of them is annoying ,the tiny holes could be filled with putty and sanded ,the Keg is a Great Gadget but for really thin material like slats i always reach for my trusty bradder ,bang de de bang Bang bang ♪
Haha! I'm learning that now :) As others mentioned I could jig the thin 1x3s at the 90 angle. That did work at the B & C slots, if I remember correctly. A higher grade 1x3 slats were way easier to handle. Upgrading wood grades to the selects I found a huge difference. Lots of filling and splitting with the cheaper cuts of woods. I felt since the crate was so large, it was imperative to have the Kreg joints and some brads (18"x18" dimensions). I ended up building another table before finishing the crate, lol, got frustrated with the woodworking plans I had started with FOR A SIMPLE crate, ended up doing my own thing. There's storage under the cushion, but even though it's done now, I can't help to despise it, lol. I'm moving on to benches tomorrow before I make the second crate.