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Hi, my name is John and I have waited quite a while to introduce myself. Some of you may already know me and some probably don't. I live in stupid southern California, where the rent is high, the temperature is higher, and gas is even higher. I first got into woodworking about 10 years ago when my mom asked me to fix her kitchen cabinets. So logically I spent several thousand dollars acquiring a table saw, router, dust collector and other such tools. I have yet to stop increasing my hoard of tools. I even used pocket screws when making those cabinets for my mom. Since then I have made many cabinets and other assorted projects. I am also into wood turning as well. I learned everything I know just by doing and reading books.


Johnny D. Rich said:
Hi, my name is John and I have waited quite a while to introduce myself. Some of you may already know me and some probably don't. I live in stupid southern California, where the rent is high, the temperature is higher, and gas is even higher. I first got into woodworking about 10 years ago when my mom asked me to fix her kitchen cabinets. So logically I spent several thousand dollars acquiring a table saw, router, dust collector and other such tools. I have yet to stop increasing my hoard of tools. I even used pocket screws when making those cabinets for my mom. Since then I have made many cabinets and other assorted projects. I am also into wood turning as well. I learned everything I know just by doing and reading books.

Hello,

         My name is Elmer, I live in East Texas, I am a beginner DIY'er.  I bought the kreg jig Jr about a year ago when my wife and I decided to remodel our home a little at a time, I bought my kreg jig with the purpose of building kitchen cabinet doors, and of course I have used it for many other things since then, I honestly beleive it is invaluable.  My cabinet doors, by the way, turned out better than imagined.  Other than that I've built drawers...still trying to build those better, of course I don't have all the tools needed to build them perfectly.... I've also built small furniture, more recently, inpired by my cabinet doors, I'm building useful space saving pieces, made primarily from reclaimed wood, or lumber I buy on sale.  I joined the community for advice and help with my projects, I've found it very helpful.

Welcome Elmer! I live down the road a bit (Southeast Texas), and it's always nice to see a neighbor.

We'd love to hear more about your space saving projects, when you get time. Everyone needs a few ideas and tips on saving space!

Thanks, and have a GREAT DAY!

James

  

My name is Greg and I live in chesterfield, VA . I have watched the infomercials on the kj for over a year and would consider myself an intermediate wood worker, starting at the age of 10 when I burned up my dads blck/decker electric drill. I am starting a wall unit project and knew I had to have the jig.

Hello, everyone. My name is Maggie, and I live in Roswell, Georgia. I bought the Kreg jig to assist me in the wood projects around the house and garden. My husband and I garden for food, and my plans are to encircle the garden with a wooden fence and four gates. Plus, I'd like a seating area with table big enough for eight people. Hopefully, I will learn what I need to do these projects and many more in the future.

Hello everyone, I've had my mini Kreg for awhile now and tried to use it today. I've attached a picture showing the pitiful results and hope someone here can help me out. As the picture shows, the stop is set correctly to 3/4" and drill guide is set at 3/4". I turned the practice piece around so you can see where the hole ended up.

 

I've done some woodworking for awhile now but I am by no means an expert. As with a lot of folks, lack of space is a problem! My thanks for Justin Waldron, member here and personal friend for guiding me here! He does some great work as you all have no doubt seen!

 

Thanks ahead of time for any help I can get with this.

Corbett

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Corbett Price, Sr. said:

Hello everyone, I've had my mini Kreg for awhile now and tried to use it today. I've attached a picture showing the pitiful results and hope someone here can help me out. As the picture shows, the stop is set correctly to 3/4" and drill guide is set at 3/4". I turned the practice piece around so you can see where the hole ended up.

 

I've done some woodworking for awhile now but I am by no means an expert. As with a lot of folks, lack of space is a problem! My thanks for Justin Waldron, member here and personal friend for guiding me here! He does some great work as you all have no doubt seen!

 

Thanks ahead of time for any help I can get with this.

Corbett

 

I see that the board you ae using is narrower than the opening in the jig.  Is there some reason you would want to attach such a norrow board?  Is there a way to drill the other board so that the screw goes into this board?

 

You will see that if you insert a screw it does come out the middle of the bottom of the board - this is correct.  You could use this pocket hole and then fill, sand and paint to hide the screw.



Maggie West Bean said:
Hello, everyone. My name is Maggie, and I live in Roswell, Georgia. I bought the Kreg jig to assist me in the wood projects around the house and garden. My husband and I garden for food, and my plans are to encircle the garden with a wooden fence and four gates. Plus, I'd like a seating area with table big enough for eight people. Hopefully, I will learn what I need to do these projects and many more in the future.

 

When building outside projects be sure to use the correct screws.  The interior screws will rust within a few weeks.  Kreg screws are great, and if The Woodworking Shows have a show near you, I highly recommend going.  Kreg is always there and the prices are the best available.  Next best source is McFeeley's.  Get a catalog and you will be amazed at what is available.

Hello All,   I have been doing woodworking for a few years, I have small shop in the basement.  I live about 25 miles outside of Louisville, KY, near Ft. Knox and I am big UK Wildcat fan.  I am waiting on the kreg master system to arrive. Should be here monday. I have been checking it out for a couple months, and finally caved in and ordered it friday.  I have been in the building supply business for many years, and now work mainly with windows and doors.      Thanks to all of you for posting your projects for us new to the KPHJ to look at. 

Thanks for the reply William. The board is a filler between a gap in my kitchen cabinets and I had to rip and plane it to fit. That is why it is so narrow. Now I know the problem; it is not a standard size board. I finally installed it by drilling through the face stile into the board from both cabinets. See attached.

 

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 Ray here. I am a retired union carpenter. I have been doing projects since 1980 on my shopsmith mark 5 when I built two large desks (50/30) for my son and daughter. I just upgraded to a 510. Right now I am building two double tambor roll top desks for my grandkids. I bought the kreg jig last week and I love it. I work out of a 24' by 32' heated garage in Wallingford, Connecticut. Last summer I finished sheetrocking and painting the ceiling and walls, I built it in 1978. The saying goes "I may be slow but I do poor work) LOL. I have learned alot over the years and am still willing to learn. Lets trade tips.

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