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Hey Ken from Columbus, I built this for a big fan.
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Hallo, I come from Germany and I hope you can understand my english :). It is not so perfect and I think some grammar is wrong.

So, the Kreg Jig is not very common here in Germany and I saw it on youtube and thought: boah, I have to test it. But that was the first hurdle (?) for me. Wher to buy it. I found some shops and I ordered a R3. But the second hurdle: the screw. For the table I need 2 1/2 ". Oh, inch an German. Metric system and inch. I´m not a friend of inch. So the calculator is my best friend :). And next step: build a workbench with kreg jig:)and hope to get a lot of tips here.

Greetings Michael,

Your english is much better that my german, in spite of the fact I spent 14 months in Bavaria in the sixties working for my Uncle Sam. Enjoyed your country very much!

I'm just now buying some metric tools, but still haven't found a tape measure showing both metric and inches yet.

I used my kreg jig to stick some boards together and was very happy with the results.

Welcome!

hello my name is joe and i am from anderson indiana  i picked up my kreg jig a little over a month a go and i love it . i am building a cabnit for our bathroom useing pine slats they give me from work . my brother told me the other day that when i told him i was going to do this he thought yea right. but now he sees that its really nice and told me i need to build other stuff to . and i have a friend that wants me to build one for her and also a bed for her. i have my work cut out for me . all this from showing some pics of what im building. im also useing a torch on the wood a thing i seen my grt grandpa do one time when i a kid . he was a carpenter by trade and i think hed be proud of me and what im building . the only thing is im having a hard time finding plans i find pics but i cant find plans to go off of can any one help me  with what im doing wrong? 

My name is Mark Buono.  I am a Network Engineer living in Arizona.  I am an Army Veteran.  I have a basic collection of power tools and work out of my garage or backyard. I consider myself to be a novice.  Interested in Backyard projects.  I have a large yard and would like to make it more enjoyable. 

Here is my last project... a quick Blanket Ladder for my Bride.

Greetings fellow woodworkers;
My name is Bob (with one ooh) and I am from Cadillac, MI which is very close to the 45th parallel in the lower peninsula.  I am a retired computer and database administrator who has been building an inventory of quality woodworking tools and using them to build mostly personal belongings.  My inventory includes a Hegner scroll saw, Bosch SCMS, Bosch table saw, three Bosch routers, P/C Biscuit Cutter, Delta 13" Planer, 16 speed drill press, and many other assorted power and hand tools along with many custom jigs that I've made.  I just purchased the Kreg PRS1040 precision router table to replace a much older one that I had purchased from Eagle America which I found was giving me great difficulty setting up for cutting Lock Miter joints.  I am hoping this new table overcomes those difficulties.
My most recent project which I started last December is a Quilt Rack for my wife.  This project was interrupted when I accidentally stuck my left index finger in the path of my table saw blade giving new meaning to "Red Oak".  I thank the Lord I did not lose any bone.

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Sorry about your injury!  Looks pretty nasty!

You are light years ahead of my skills.  I look forward to growing as a woodworker, while keeping my digit inventory at a full 10 and 10.

Your quilt rack looks incredible.

-Mark

Mr. Moore, your post is humorous.  Good for you for getting yourself a birthday gift as good as what you got.  Hope you had a good lunch with your grandson.  Grandchildren are the best.  JDM

David N. Moore said:

Hello:
My name is David, I live in Crowley. Today's my birthday, and my wife had to go to Houston. Guess what I bought myself for my birthday? A kreg master system. Teach her to leave me oin my birthday! I fancy myself a woodworker but am constantly looking for easier ways to make joints. I've tried dowels, biscuits, and am excited to try the kreg system. My gransdon is at the door with lunch. I guess grandma called and told him to go take care of Pops. Looking foward to allo the expertisew here...


DNM

Thanks for the kind words, Mark.  As bad as that finger looks, it never hurt at all.  All the doctor did was put a bandage on it and told me to come back in a week to have a look at it.  I did get back on that horse to finish that quilt rack and now I am looking for my next project.  Don't be concerned about your expertise.  Your skills will advance as you work with it and read tips and helps from other woodworking veterans.  And speaking of veterans, I sincerely thank you for your service in the Army.  I too am a veteran having served 4 years with the US. Air Force in Germany in the 1960's and leaving as a S/Sgt (E5).

------ Bob -------

Mark Buono said:

Sorry about your injury!  Looks pretty nasty!

You are light years ahead of my skills.  I look forward to growing as a woodworker, while keeping my digit inventory at a full 10 and 10.

Your quilt rack looks incredible.

-Mark

Thank Bob, especially for truly being a Brother in Arms.

I was in for a shade over 10 and left on the list for O4.  After Panama, Granada and DS1, it was time to enjoy a quieter life with my Bride.  I am "up there" in years but if I get busy, I'll have enough experience to take me through my more golden years!  (yes, the profile picture may be a bit dated)

Cheers.

Mark

Robert Ringel said:

Thanks for the kind words, Mark.  As bad as that finger looks, it never hurt at all.  All the doctor did was put a bandage on it and told me to come back in a week to have a look at it.  I did get back on that horse to finish that quilt rack and now I am looking for my next project.  Don't be concerned about your expertise.  Your skills will advance as you work with it and read tips and helps from other woodworking veterans.  And speaking of veterans, I sincerely thank you for your service in the Army.  I too am a veteran having served 4 years with the US. Air Force in Germany in the 1960's and leaving as a S/Sgt (E5).

------ Bob -------

Mark Buono said:

Sorry about your injury!  Looks pretty nasty!

You are light years ahead of my skills.  I look forward to growing as a woodworker, while keeping my digit inventory at a full 10 and 10.

Your quilt rack looks incredible.

-Mark

Hello, my name is Joe and am living in Brighton Colorado. I haven't done much wood working yet. But I am learning. Slowly but surely, some mistakes so far but nothing I wasn't able to fix. My background is in aircraft maintenance. Not to much wood on the aircraft I work on. Kreg system was purchased for the wife,she wanted to try it. Has been sitting for about a year and nothing so I thought I would give it a try. Started simple with a table from Ana White plans. Turned out ok, not great but usable. Now building the work bench from the Kreg plans. Found I needed a work bench to build the work bench! Turning out ok. Almost done,ordered the clamp track and clamps, just waiting for delivery to finish.

Good afternoon!

My name is Jon, live in Muncie Indiana, grew up helping my dad do woodworking, and just now got into it again once I got married.  I am hoping to learn more about the pocket jig, everyone I hear talk about it LOVES it, I cant seem to figure it out!  Guess I will post my questions in the question area!

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