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Hi, I'm Tom, and though I am up in years, I recently started doing some wood working. Got my first ever table saw, wow straight cuts. I bought a Kreg K4, and am learning to use it.
hey folks im Ivan the electrician from Far Rockaway , NY. I just got my Kreg Jig and i cant wait to build something. Im so excited about my new tool. Im hoping to learn alot from u guys bcuz im very new to wood working but recently impressed myself with a few projects and right now im looking forward to building on top of them.

Why does half of the first page of all the Kreg Project Plans appear upside down? ??

 

Here

http://www.kregtool.com/project_plan.html

 

The upside down part is difficult to see and it is tiring to turn the page always.....

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D S said:

Why does half of the first page of all the Kreg Project Plans appear upside down? ??

 

Here

http://www.kregtool.com/project_plan.html

 

The upside down part is difficult to see and it is tiring to turn the page always.....

Hi, My name is Mike. I live in Waukesha, WI. I've been working with wood for almost 50 years. I build small items such as pen and pencil sets to larger projects such as the lighted stained glass display cabinet I am currently making for my church. I knew about the Kreg jig from the day it went on the market, but I'm kind of stubborn and have stuck with traditional mortise and tenon joinery, dowels and biscuits. When I was asked to do the project for my church, It dawned on me that just maybe I should assemble it with Pocket hole joinery. When Kreg came out with their pocket hole jig, I thought it was kind of expensive and bought one of the cheaper Taiwanese jigs. Big mistake, the cheap jigs just don't do what Kreg does. Probably I should have bought one long ago. I plan on posting some pictures of my projects sometime in the future.
Hello everyone. I have been looking at all the great projects the community has posted and I am impressed to say the least. I bought the Kreg Jig thinking I could use it to make a few repair around the house. I didn't realize how addicting pocket holes can be.

Thanks again James for the warm welcome.

Hi

I'm Bob from Malden MA and I recently purchased a master system. I am starting my first project

in the next week, a work bench from the Kreg plan.

One question I have is about setting up my jig. I see that most people have it on a board

so that it can be moved around easily. Anyone have some ideas or examples on a good set up.

Thanks

Bob

Bouggt the full kit at The Woodworking Shows, many years ago, and used it loose for a couple of weeks, but it was such a hassle, that I took a scrap piece of 3/4" plywood and mounted it.  I rounded the corners to reduce the size and make it easier to handle. 

I will re-do the mounting board and cut a hand hold on both sides to make it even more convenient to transport and hang on the shop wall.

I have also thought about putting another piece of plywood, vertically, under the jig so that I could clamp it in any vice.  I have 4 B&D Workmates, a Jaw Horse and a machinist vice

I just clamp it to my work table and drill, then remove it and clean the chips. I try to do all of them at one time. My project is two roll top desks for my grand kids.
I like that idea. Not to practical for me but I like it anyway.

William J Grasser said:

Bouggt the full kit at The Woodworking Shows, many years ago, and used it loose for a couple of weeks, but it was such a hassle, that I took a scrap piece of 3/4" plywood and mounted it.  I rounded the corners to reduce the size and make it easier to handle. 

I will re-do the mounting board and cut a hand hold on both sides to make it even more convenient to transport and hang on the shop wall.

I have also thought about putting another piece of plywood, vertically, under the jig so that I could clamp it in any vice.  I have 4 B&D Workmates, a Jaw Horse and a machinist vice

Ray,

I have not used the jig at home as much as I have at various sites for all kinds of projects.  Became quite proficient at cutting and installing 2x4 and 2x6 "bridges" under floors where we could not replace the subfloor and also under stair treads.

I've been assisting a friend with an 80 YO farmhouse - we are one weekend from finishing the interior - it has been a 3 year project.

 

Have also used the drill bit and Kerg screws as clamps for construction projects.

 

Hope you attach pictures of those desks when they are done. 

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