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Hello everyone,   I am jigman,   now that name comes from two sources.  One is woodworking and the other is fishing.    It seems I am always making some sort of jig to get something done in wood working.  I think we all do that.  The other is fishing.   Jigging is one form of fishing that we do for saltwater fishing.   I have been doing wood working for years and  I am self taught.  I will never be a craftsman in the field of woodworking.    I just see  what I want to make and make it.  Nothing special about that.  

Hi to all. My name is Mike. I live in Glen Rock, Pennsylvania. I have been interested in woodworking for many years. It took a long time to accumulate the basic equipment to be able to attempt any real projects. My wife is a quilter and it is my responsibility to find creative ways for her to display her works of art. My latest project holds a roller of material with felt backing. when rolled down she can build blocks on the surface. The felt holds the material so that she can see if the blocks or colors work for her. I decided to use pocket holes to hold the shelf together. I needed to purchase the jig to finish the project. I also enjoy golf and bowling.

With that much lumber you should have no trouble making woodworking friends!!

Dustin Johnson said:

My name is Dustin and I live in NE IA. I've been in the sawmill industry for quite some time now as a lumber inspector. I've always had an interest in wood working and with having all the lumber available to me, I thought it would be a great time to get started. I'm a green horn to things when it comes to wood working so I look forward to meeting others with experience and adding some information to my memory bank.
The easiest way to check for square is to measure the diagnals. If they're equal,your box or frame is square.  Good luck!

Hello I am Michael Edwards, and I just bought my Kreg Jig last week. This coming weekend I plan to attach the skirts to legs for the base of my shadow box wine cork end tables. I have never built furniture before, so am a bit nervous about how to ensure these bases are square when I get done. Does anyone have any tips?

Hi Guys.

  My name is neil. I am originally from Queens, N.Y. now residing in roanoke , va. where I came to retire. I have been interested in woodworking for a while now but for one reason or another couldn't devote the time needed but I just purchased my first jig and I am starting to enjoy myself. i am currently looking for projects to work on.

Oh yeah- I forgot to mention I owned and operated a full blown wood shop for 12 years in Escondido, California, near San Diego.  We serviced 17+- stores in north county with wood products.  The stores were Tole Painting stores.  They would order wood products for their students to paint on.  We made chimney cabinets, small wooden sleds, ornaments and too many things to list here.  I do like woodworking and will continue making lots of pens and anything else the family needs.  One of my last projects was a computer desk;  now the Kreg Jig would have really been handy for that, now I have one for the next project.  Keep posting good stuff.  Denvy

Denvy Larson said:

Hello, this is a picture of typical things that I make.  Including Ink Pens, bowls.  Obviously the Kreg Kit is for me a wana have, just in case.  Projects requested by family would have been much easier with a Kreg Kit, so I traded some work for a new Kit.  Worked out just fine.  I made two sour-crout stompers and two sets of pens and pencils and my friend gave me a New Kreg Kit.  Still in the box, maybe some day I will need it enough to open the box and get it going.  Nice Form, keep posting the good ideas.  Denvy

 

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Hello Everyone, I'm Mike from central Florida. I've been  a DIY'er for many years. I like projects no matter what the material. Love making all dust. Used my new  Kreg jig on my latest project. WOW  it made it easy.
I do not see any "Snow Caps" in there? I loved those candies!
This is my larger desk done with 90% pocket screws. Made everything so easy and strong. The drawer sides are 1/2 maple and I used the jig to make the deeper one 2 pieces of 1/2x6 cut down to 10 1/2". I found however that with 1/2" stock it was better to use biskets so the pocket fillers won't show. The legs are 8/4 maple I got the piece from woodcrafters in Manchester, Ct. $66 8feet long by 9 S2S. Labor of love for the grandkids.

That is a nice looking desk.  Lots of storage for them.

I have alwasy wanted to make a rolled top desk.   Maybe one of these days.  Looks good finished.

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