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Justin,

Hope you're enjoying your ride.

Hi, My Name is John and I have been wood working for a couple of years. My father got me interested when I was younger and I didn't really start building projects until after he passed in 2010. I guess its my way of honoring his memory.

Hello, my name is Richard. I've managed to get through 3 projects, and just found this forum. I got stumped, asked a question, and my answer was promptly provided. That was a big help. I look forward to getting into more projects, meeting new friends, and learning a lot from you all. I live in Carmel, Maine, and like to go boating on Moosehead Lake and Penobscot Bay, with my wife, Gail. The Kreg Jig Master System K4 and recently ordered the micro jig for working with 1/2" material. These tools allow me to make things that would otherwise be impossible for my limited wood working skills. 

Hi, my name is Dennis and live in Brooklyn, NY. I was never very good at building things. About 18 months ago I took up woodworking as a hobby and have been hooked ever since. I used the Kreg Jig to build my wife, daughter and neighbor's daughter night stands. Now I'm looking forward to that next project.

Hi, 

My name is Tim and I have been woodworking off and on for 15 years. For the past 5 years I have been unable to set up my shop, but I am starting back up. The area I am using is 19' by 20' but is also used for household storage. I am having trouble getting motivated, because of just feeling overwhelmed by it all. Any encouragement and suggestions would be greatly appreciated. 

Thanks,

Tim

Welcome, Tim. I have to use my garage, for drilling and assembly. But, I take my saw out in the driveway so that most of the mess stays out there. And, I do the sanding outside also. I find it relaxing, taking my mind off of all the crazy events going on in the world. I just wish I could learn to measure twice and cut once. If you ever need any help ruining perfectly good wood, just send it on over.  :-)    Find a project you like and start making some sawdust. (Someone else said that to me recently.)

Tim Dillon said:

Hi, 

My name is Tim and I have been woodworking off and on for 15 years. For the past 5 years I have been unable to set up my shop, but I am starting back up. The area I am using is 19' by 20' but is also used for household storage. I am having trouble getting motivated, because of just feeling overwhelmed by it all. Any encouragement and suggestions would be greatly appreciated. 

Thanks,

Tim

I'd love to see some photos of what you've done. It's quite a challenge to find things that you want to tackle. Welcome!


Dennis Mann said:

Hi, my name is Dennis and live in Brooklyn, NY. I was never very good at building things. About 18 months ago I took up woodworking as a hobby and have been hooked ever since. I used the Kreg Jig to build my wife, daughter and neighbor's daughter night stands. Now I'm looking forward to that next project.

Hi - My name is Clint and I recently moved to northern Virginia.  I am a beginner when it comes to woodwork but I am anxious to learn more.  My first project was a movie screen for my home theater.  I used the basic Kreg jig - it was so easy to use it motivated me to try out new projects ... hopefully they'll turn out as good as the movie screen.

Hello, My name is Pat and I live outside of Calgary, Alberta.  I have only had my Kreg jig for about a month but I managed to build a farmhouse table and bench for my daughter.  I used pre-spun legs and 3/4" pine for the top and aprons.  It didn't turn out too bad but I would like to make another table using 2X6's with bigger legs for a more substantial look.  I look forward to seeing other plans that people have made using the Kreg Jig.

 

Hi, My name is Jeff. I live in SE MI. I have always liked building things for myself and other people. Anything

from decks and walls to crafts and furniture. Lately, I've been making things from re-claimed lumber, especially

old crates and pallets. A couple of my most recent projects include an outdoor coffee table and raised garden

boxes for my wife. I also made a wooden fence to surround the garden area.  I love my Kreg Jig. It has made a huge difference in the way I assemble all my projects and I look forward to sharing my work with all of you as well as seeing what everyone else is working on.

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High my name is John and I live in Connecticut.  I love wood working and have just order the new K5 Kreg Jig.  I haven't worked with pocket holes before and can't wait to work on a storage chest for an indoor firewood box.  Saw the cool Lowes video but have been able to find their cut list at their web site???? 

Hello!

My name is Doug Hemingway from Augusta, GA.  I am a DIY'er, but I know my limits.  I enjoy building and fixing things. As you can see by my profile pic, I love motorcycles.  The wife and I take extended trips. 10 day trips are not unusual for us.  I have been tinkering with woodworking for many, many years.  My background includes welder, millwright, rigger, crane inspector, automation, computers, electrical, etc.  I have a wide interest in things and I am new to the kreg jig and looking forward to learning more and stealing project ideas :)

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