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Hello my fellow Kreganonians! I don't know if that is what we are called but if we don't have a name then I invented it and I call PATENTCY! :)

I'm brand new to woodworking. I am just trying to get all the basic tools together as of yet and make the EXTREMELY LIMITED amount of space I have available to me as efficient as possible.

I, like many here, have purchased a few products from Kreg which include the Master System and Precision Benchtop Router.  Although I was a bit disappointed that the table didn't include some of the basic things that other router tables I've seen and purchased (and since returned due to proprietary, compatibility issues and even getting missing parts replaced being a nightmare) come with by default like a miter gauge, switch (this one dumbfounded me) and a couple of featherboards. Especially when considering the price. I'm wondering if I've made a good decision on that purchase. I will say that it is, although marginally, larger than most of the others and has a fairly sturdy stand for a benchtop it does seem to be something that will last for years to come.

In the process of just getting a router and router table that will work together I've learned a great deal about some of the things to watch out for when it comes to the proprietary nature of the tools required for wood working. I still have a great deal of tools that I need to get I'm sure and I'm still discovering what some of them are and which ones will be useful and which ones might sit in the corner of the shelves and drawers and gather sawdust.

I've completed a few projects so far using my router , table saw and other tools I've purchased but those were mostly restorations to some vintage and antique things I picked up from Craigslist from the free section. And I've replaced all the doors in our home including both the exterior and interior doors.

My first, from scratch projects are going to be very simple things just to learn more about using the router with the table and how to do some basic joinery, bit cuts etc. such as a box to store our recyclable plastic bags and a bread box.

Although I've heard the terms like tenon joints, biscuits (I have some of those for my dog and tried to eat one hoping I'd learn how to do more woodworking better I just ended up thirsty and a bland taste in my mouth) and all those other terms.

I'm hoping to find more information and maybe even one day have some useful information for others to come that can be helpful and useful as well.

 

I would like to suggest to you others that are just starting out (and I guess to you experienced masters of the wood craft) to keep an eye on the free section of your local Craigslist as I've been able to gather a great deal of wood there for me to learn from ( means I don't need to spend money on my mistakes) and I've even found a few useful tools there for free. Just please be careful as we have all heard some of the horror stories. Use common sense and be wary of ads that you can't get contact information from the poster. Some good stuff can come from there but also some bad.

Hi Ken , I think Michael Evans built one a while back , may be  he can give you some Ideas on the box jig  , Jim !



Ken McCormack said:

Greetings, I am trying to be a woodworker now that I am retired and have more time available.  I have the Kreg Master System and would like to know if someone could recommend the best box-joint jig that I can make?

Thanks,

Ken

Hello, I'm Jim from Niagara Falls New York. I consider myself the jack of all trades and you know the rest. I love creating things but I never seem to get it the way it's suppose to look. I look forward to learning from someone who has made the mistakes I am going to make and tell me what I did wrong.

Jim,

Since I am new to the community can you you tell me who Michael Evans is and how to contact him?

Thanks,

Ken

james wilhelm said:

Hi Ken , I think Michael Evans built one a while back , may be  he can give you some Ideas on the box jig  , Jim !



Ken McCormack said:

Greetings, I am trying to be a woodworker now that I am retired and have more time available.  I have the Kreg Master System and would like to know if someone could recommend the best box-joint jig that I can make?

Thanks,

Ken



Ken McCormack said:



james wilhelm said:

Hi Ken , I think Michael Evans built one a while back , may be  he can give you some Ideas on the box jig  , Jim !



Ken McCormack said:

Greetings, I am trying to be a woodworker now that I am retired and have more time available.  I have the Kreg Master System and would like to know if someone could recommend the best box-joint jig that I can make?

Thanks,

Ken

Enter ( his name) in the search field, located in the upper RH corner of this page.

Ken McCormack said:

Jim,

>>>...tell me who Michael Evans is and how to contact him? /p>

Thanks,

Ken


Hi ken McCormack ,my name is mick evans I left you a message on the site yesterday concerning a box joint jig ,if you go on my page click my photos on page two your find some pics of a box joint jig jig go steady .

Ken Darga said:

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Ken McCormack said:

Jim,

>>>...tell me who Michael Evans is and how to contact him? /p>

Thanks,

Ken


Hello my name is Mark Crouch I live in Windsor Mo. I have done some woodworking off and on since I was in high school ( 30+ years ago ). I am interested in doing a refinishing business if any body has any input on how to start I would be open to your opinion and help. I have a Kreg jig for the past 2 years and want to use it as much as possible in the business.

Hello, my name is Jim and I live in Kissimmee, FL.  I enjoy doing DIY projects and my next quest is to tame the storage and functionality of my garage, including the attic above it. I am designing storage space and planning to start the build out in the next few weeks.  Kreg jig has been selected among many other tools to help me with this massive project. I have made a couple of prototypes with the jig and screws, and so far, that works out well. I got a lot of ideas from projects on this site, and everyone here is really creative. Looking forward to contributing to the community with my tinkering.

Hey Jim, I can't wait to see what you have in mind.  I'll bet I can get some ideas from you.  Keep us all up to date on the project.

my name is Randall I'm retired and consider myself a handyman, wood carver. I purchased a kreg jr. which I promptly put on the shelf until we bought a king sized bed without a headboard. The wife says buy one at a yard sale. When I remembered I had the kreg jr so in about twenty minutes I'd made a new headboard. Well I'm going to get a kreg master system. This jig is a lot of fun and I hope to enjoy your company!

I'm Damion-- I live in Oregon, the Great Pacific NW! I bought a Kreg Jig last year and have found it GREATLY helpful in all of the projects I do. We recently bought a new home and have quite a few projects that my Kreg will come in handy with!

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