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Hi, my name is Jim and I live in Blue Hill, Maine. I would consider myself an intermediate DIYer, certainly no carpenter by any means. Picked up a Kreg Jig a couple years ago and have been building small projects here and there as time (and money) permits. Looking forward to sharing my projects with the community here and picking up some new ideas along the way. Thanks for the welcome.

Hello, my name is Roy and I live in Olathe, KS (pronouced O LAY The)  Just started doing woodworking as I near retirement.   Purchased an older Shopsmith to start with plus a router table. Just purchased the pocket jointer kit from Kreg and looking forward to making some basic furniture for my wife.

Hi, My name is Sean, I live in Kingwilliamstown in East Cape, South Africa. I only began wood working in November 2013, I have most power tools required. I have made a few turned bowls and some scroll saw projects, some band saw boxes and a now I am building small items of furniture. I have finally bought a decent Table Saw so cutting is much more accurate. I have bought the Master Kreg Jig system because I feel that it will help me make projects easier. I have joined this Kreg Jig community to see and learn how other people do things. So far I really like this site.

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Sean , very nice design on your table , thanks for sharing , welcome to the community , JIM !



Sean Redmond said:

Hi, My name is Sean, I live in Kingwilliamstown in East Cape, South Africa. I only began wood working in November 2013, I have most power tools required. I have made a few turned bowls and some scroll saw projects, some band saw boxes and a now I am building small items of furniture. I have finally bought a decent Table Saw so cutting is much more accurate. I have bought the Master Kreg Jig system because I feel that it will help me make projects easier. I have joined this Kreg Jig community to see and learn how other people do things. So far I really like this site.

Hi James, thank you for the complement. That is my 1st piece. Getting better, I have been busy all day with second and bigger piece. Sanding and sealing done, now final sand then varnish.

Cheers.

Jim,

Don't ever confuse a carpenter with a woodworker. As you gain more experience, you will enhance your woodworking abilities. Few will ever fall into the realm of  carpentry. They are two completely different directions. Being a former carpenter, I can attest to the fact that a carpenter is a wood butcher. Very few Master carpenters would ever call themselves woodworkers.

Again, they are two completely different areas of endeavor. I hope you continue to grow and enjoy your efforts as a woodworker.

Former carpenter and longtime woodworker from So. Cal.

Jim R


Jim McCrum said:

Hi, my name is Jim and I live in Blue Hill, Maine. I would consider myself an intermediate DIYer, certainly no carpenter by any means. Picked up a Kreg Jig a couple years ago and have been building small projects here and there as time (and money) permits. Looking forward to sharing my projects with the community here and picking up some new ideas along the way. Thanks for the welcome.

Hi Jim, at the moment I am a "wood butcher", but I do endeavour to change that. I am feeling more confident daily as I get measurements spot, it is a great feeling.

Thanks for reply.

Hello, My name is Clay Johnson, I live in the upstate of South Carolina.  I finally pulled the trigger and bought the Kreg master system.  I enjoy woodworking and look forward to the knowledge and experience from this website.  I just finished my first set of cornhole boards using the Kreg system, it's very nice to not have to fill screw holes on the top of the board!

Hello this is Raj and am a new member to this community. I am an intermediate DIYer. I am interested in building some projects using Kreg pocket hole system. I need help in selecting some power tools. Over the years I have been using a 7-1/4 " Craftsman circular saw and a Black & Decker 14 V cordless drill. I have reviewed the specs of DeWalt, Makita & Bosch circular saws - each one has its strengths & weakness. In general they seem to be good. Is there a preference of one over the other? I have decided to go with the 18 V li-ion Bosch 3/8 drill/driver. There are similar offerings from DeWAlt & Makita. Any help will be much appreciated

I personally would not own a hand drill with less than a 1/2" capacity chuck. My circular saw is a worm drive dewalt. I don't use a lot of cordless drills, they lack the extra power when you need them. Personal preferences are important, when you purchase tools. I worked as a carpenter earlier in my life, so I made sure my tools were powerful enough to get the job done, with maximum capacity (such as chuck size). You can always chuck-up smaller accessories, but never chuck-up ones larger than your tool's capacity. You can get drills with even larger capacities than 1/2", but it would not only be over-kill, accessories that large should be in a floor-mounted drill press.

It sounds like you already have an inclination toward cordless tools, best of luck to you, I find them to be nothing more than toys. I truly hope you find what works best for you. Good luck on all your future endeavors!

Jim

Hello My name is Dan, packing up to move from Md for the last 65 years to Fl w/my wife, new home new hobby sounds great to me.

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Dan,

Enjoy your retirement.

The only problem I have since retiring, is 

I don't get a day off.



dan mullens said:

Hello My name is Dan, packing up to move from Md for the last 65 years to Fl w/my wife, new home new hobby sounds great to me.

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