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Fernando, Where are you located what state ? what city ?

Hello, my name is Jim and I live in Ohio.  I'm a beginning woodworker and an all around DIY'er.  I'm more interested in completing projects then spending my limited free time learning complex joinery techniques.  I have used the Kreg jig a few times and it's worked well.  I know that pocket holes aren't right for every situation but it makes things a lot faster where I can use them.  I'm sure there's a lot I can learn from this forum.  Thanks.    

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Fernando, Where are you located what state ? what city ?

 Hi Thom, I live in la paz baja california sur, mexico, will excuse my English but I use internet translator. I am happy to greet you. I hope I could help if there should be doubts about the Kreg template or asesoraras me how I can download plans or projects to do with the template.

Greetings! Call me Jack. I've been away from woodworking for a while now. My wife has had some health problems. But now I find that I have some free time to get back into woodworking. I am going to set up part of my garage to be my woodshop. My first purchase has been the Kreg R3 Jr. kit. This is for making a workbench, cabinets,...the list goes on. Probably be busier making the shop than using it. Have used the R3 once already and just can't say enough good things about it. The best tool I've ever bought.

Hello John, welcome to the growp

Hello Fernando,  thank you for the kind words.I am in Phoenix,  Yes I will keep in contact with you,   One can never learn to much...santini 


thom petteruti said:

Fernando, Where are you located what state ? what city ?

 Hi Thom, I live in la paz baja california sur, mexico, will excuse my English but I use internet translator. I am happy to greet you. I hope I could help if there should be doubts about the Kreg template or asesoraras me how I can download plans or projects to do with the template.

Am new to community from Warrington PA and Ocean City NJ, hobbies include woodworking, salt water fishing.  Lived on lighthouses in Delaware Bay for a few years.  Many employment is deck restorations.

hi my names is Charles. Very amateur woodworker. But always interested in building something that looks pro.  When the wife wants some storage space or i need shop cabinets, i hope the kreg helps me make them look good.

i joined the forum hoping to get ideas and help from more experienced folks.


Welcome to the Kreg community. I just bought the Kreg R3 kit myself in order to quickly cobble together a shelf for my wife. I was impressed with the jig. I will use it first and use other methods if I must. But I am in love with the pocket hole joinery. Once you use your Kreg jig you won't want to use any other method.

Post some pics if you can.

Hello all,

My name is Billy Waguespack and live in Morgan City, Louisiana. I have been into wood working for about 30 years but have been inactive for the last 2 or 3. I've never used or even tried pocket holes before but I just received my Kreg Jig master kit about a month ago and I'm remodeling my kitchen and I will be building my own cabinets. I've built the simple work bench and a test face frame with the Kreg and if this is any indication of how my cabinets will turn out I will be very pleased. I also ordered the Kreg bench top router table and cannot wait to use it. Very impressed so far with Kreg tools. 

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Hi, I'm a retired old fart DIYer from Maine (USA). A neighbor insisted I buy a Kreg jig. He told me I'd love it.

I learned woodworking with wood joints, dowels, clamps and glue. New joinery, to me anyway, are bisquits. Like I said, I'm an old fart. :-)

I just built my first minor project using my Kreg jig (cabinet doors). While I was waiting for it to arrive I built the carcase using bisquits and glue. I finished the carcase and had it in place while I built the doors. I held off on the doors specifically to try the jig. OK, so bisquits are pretty easy, but guess which one is the easiest? OK, so you already know, no fair.


All aspects of accurate joinery still apply. A very small amount of experimenting proved that out (What a surprise! Duhhh! (on me)  ), but assuming proper angles the pocket hole joinery works great and produces a good joint.


Oh, my neighbor? He was right. I guess old farts can learn new stuff, and not everything new is bad, just most of it. :-))


Here's the shave gear cabinet:


Red oak for the carcase and door frames, guatemalan "oak" plywood panels. The inside back is also of GO plywood, but it has 2 applications of pickle stain to lighten it substantially.


If you haven't figured it out, I use traditional shave gear, soaps, creams, brushes, SE and DE razors and blades. You'll find no cartridges in the house. I also collect razors (some there are over 100 years old and shave great!)and that's what the cabinet is for. I have room to expand the collection. It was wasted wall space, but it isn't wasted any longer.


I also have the shop cabinetry in the planning stages now that cabinets are so easy.


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