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Hey Laura, welcome again, if you have to work in your "kitchen", depending on what type of saw you will be using, see if it has a circular dust port, if it does, hook a shop vac up to it and let it do the "vacuuming".  I too work in my garage and not only is it absolutely frigid, we also just got 8 inches of snow making it even colder!!! 

 

Stay warm and enjoy your new jig; it is so much better than the old glue and screw method:-)  Stop back by for a chat anytime!

Laura S said:

Hello my  name is Laura and I received my Kreg Jig for Christmas.  I haven't use it yet but I plan to soon.  I have built some storage ottomans, a storage bench, a few cornice boxes for my windows and a daybed for my granddaughters room.  All of these items were built with particle board and EVERYTHING was glued and screwed and then upholstered so all my imperfections have been concealed! :)  Can't wait to actually build something that won't be disquised!!  I think my first project may be a wall cabinet for my kitchen.  I wish it wasn't so cold, I really don't have a warm place to work.  Maybe I'll just set up my new B&D Workmate bench in the kitchen and vacuum up the saw dust when I'm done!!!

Tomboy...I thought of that... hooking up my shop vac that is... I have a nice enclosed porch that if the sun is out long enough it isn't so bad out there... but since Wednesday when we got about 20" of snow, it has been below freezing every day.  I really can't wait till Spring!!!  I could always finish painting my bedroom... I have a habit of wanting to start something new before finishing the old... painting is just so boring!!!

TOMBOY said:

Hey Laura, welcome again, if you have to work in your "kitchen", depending on what type of saw you will be using, see if it has a circular dust port, if it does, hook a shop vac up to it and let it do the "vacuuming".  I too work in my garage and not only is it absolutely frigid, we also just got 8 inches of snow making it even colder!!! 

 

Stay warm and enjoy your new jig; it is so much better than the old glue and screw method:-)  Stop back by for a chat anytime!

Laura S said:

Hello my  name is Laura and I received my Kreg Jig for Christmas.  I haven't use it yet but I plan to soon.  I have built some storage ottomans, a storage bench, a few cornice boxes for my windows and a daybed for my granddaughters room.  All of these items were built with particle board and EVERYTHING was glued and screwed and then upholstered so all my imperfections have been concealed! :)  Can't wait to actually build something that won't be disquised!!  I think my first project may be a wall cabinet for my kitchen.  I wish it wasn't so cold, I really don't have a warm place to work.  Maybe I'll just set up my new B&D Workmate bench in the kitchen and vacuum up the saw dust when I'm done!!!

Hello I am 59 YO live in Morningside QLD (thats in AUS for the rest of the world) enjoy building wood items.

I have a small work area in the drive way and garage. Make heaps of sawdust when I am on a roll, otherwise just repair items for locals, and "play about" when I see an interesting process or project.

Some people collect all sorts of items, I collect wood and turn them into something really neat, and drive my four boys mad with boxes I make from scrap.

Hello, My name is Philip. I live and work in Ohio. I am in the ballpark of the retirement age and have been doing some sort of woodworking or construction my entire life. For the last twenty years I have been teaching a construction course at a vocational school. Prior to that I was a home builder and did excavating and masonry projects. I currently live in a house we built about seven years ago. Per my wifes suggestion I built a cottage type shop in my back yard. The shop is about twenty two feet square with wood and gas heat, bath room and strictly set up for woodworking. I use a lot of cherry, maple, and poplar to produce all sorts of projects. I recently built a router table with Kreg components and purchased a Kreg jig and misc tools to  try a new form of fastening for me. I apprechiate all the valuable nformation and discussions on the site and hope I can help in some upcoming projects or questions. Thanks PHILIP

Hi:

My name is Ed Baker, from Piperton, TN (ex Swanton, Vermont)

I've dabbled in woodworking for many years and decided to get into it further this Winter so asked for

the kreg Jig Kit which I got and have since purchased the Mini Jig.  I've always been intrigued with this type of joinery and wanted to practice using it.  Unfortunately, that did not happen and guess it won't happen for at least a little while.  I just got out of the hospital from having a valve replacement and a bypass, so at the moment I'm a littlle sore.  God willing, I'll be out in the shop making shavings in no time. 

Yo Ed,

 

Thats pretty tough form, and possibly one of the most impressive situations for not doing any wood work!

I only hope they used some SS Kreg Screws in the Job, I havent found any material they won't hold together yet.



Edward Baker said:

Hi:

My name is Ed Baker, from Piperton, TN (ex Swanton, Vermont)

I've dabbled in woodworking for many years and decided to get into it further this Winter so asked for

the kreg Jig Kit which I got and have since purchased the Mini Jig.  I've always been intrigued with this type of joinery and wanted to practice using it.  Unfortunately, that did not happen and guess it won't happen for at least a little while.  I just got out of the hospital from having a valve replacement and a bypass, so at the moment I'm a littlle sore.  God willing, I'll be out in the shop making shavings in no time. 

God Bless you Ed. Sore, yes, but those 2 procedures will have you lifting 4x8 sheets in no time. A also bought the Kreg mini, but the master system is on the horizon.

Edward Baker said:

Hi:

My name is Ed Baker, from Piperton, TN (ex Swanton, Vermont)

I've dabbled in woodworking for many years and decided to get into it further this Winter so asked for

the kreg Jig Kit which I got and have since purchased the Mini Jig.  I've always been intrigued with this type of joinery and wanted to practice using it.  Unfortunately, that did not happen and guess it won't happen for at least a little while.  I just got out of the hospital from having a valve replacement and a bypass, so at the moment I'm a littlle sore.  God willing, I'll be out in the shop making shavings in no time. 

Ah yes ....... making shavings in the "shop" (garage).  Sometimes I even make a little dust!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Edward Baker said:

Hi:

My name is Ed Baker, from Piperton, TN (ex Swanton, Vermont)

I've dabbled in woodworking for many years and decided to get into it further this Winter so asked for

the kreg Jig Kit which I got and have since purchased the Mini Jig.  I've always been intrigued with this type of joinery and wanted to practice using it.  Unfortunately, that did not happen and guess it won't happen for at least a little while.  I just got out of the hospital from having a valve replacement and a bypass, so at the moment I'm a littlle sore.  God willing, I'll be out in the shop making shavings in no time. 

 HI PHIL,

Have you looked at TRITON tools ? I belive they  are produced in Australia. Good heavy duty tools 
Phil Roche said:

Hello. My name is Phil and I live in Australia. I am semi-retired and build wooden projects in my spare time. Never tried pocket hole joinery before but am about to find out how we go with the Kreg Jig. Hopefully it will save me time and improve joint accuracy/strength/appearance.

I am now looking for an accurate and precise manual mitre saw. I have always used an old mitre box and tenon saw and now need more precision and options. The best (?) I have found in Australia is a Nobex Champion NBX-80804 thru Carba-Tec. Cost around A$287.

Anybody used this unit, or got a better suggestion? 

My name is David Baulch and I am from Fort Worth, TX. I retired from teaching HS English in public school after 36 years. During that time, after school - weekends - summers, I ran Baulch Custom Cabinets for 20+ years. School got very busy, I got very busy and allowed the business to go to the side while I began building (and using) computers. Even designed, built, and wired two labs at school. Finally retired in May, 2009 and have since been getting the shop back in order, new tools purchased, old tools refurbished, and my cabinet business, which has become a custom furniture business, back in order. I have the Kreg #3 system and have used it quite extensively in designing some furniture. Hopefully I can get a market for some of this "custom" stuff. If not, I will have no room in the shop and need to begin building "outside" just to get room. I love woodworking. Fun and rather addictive.

Hello Fellow Fort Worthian.

 

Its cool that you have a cabinet shop and get to build a lot of things. I just started into wood working and have some tools. I have been reading up on wood working and am trying to teach myself so that I can build things that I like. Currently I am finishing up a coffee table I built.

 

Paul

 

David Baulch said:

My name is David Baulch and I am from Fort Worth, TX. I retired from teaching HS English in public school after 36 years. During that time, after school - weekends - summers, I ran Baulch Custom Cabinets for 20+ years. School got very busy, I got very busy and allowed the business to go to the side while I began building (and using) computers. Even designed, built, and wired two labs at school. Finally retired in May, 2009 and have since been getting the shop back in order, new tools purchased, old tools refurbished, and my cabinet business, which has become a custom furniture business, back in order. I have the Kreg #3 system and have used it quite extensively in designing some furniture. Hopefully I can get a market for some of this "custom" stuff. If not, I will have no room in the shop and need to begin building "outside" just to get room. I love woodworking. Fun and rather addictive.

Hi David,

 

I am Jim Bertucci and I live in Garland, Texas. Seems we share a few things. I majored in Secondary Education with majors in English and Math, but never did start teaching. I also want to learn to make my own cabinets.

hope to talk to you.

 

JIM

David Baulch said:

My name is David Baulch and I am from Fort Worth, TX. I retired from teaching HS English in public school after 36 years. During that time, after school - weekends - summers, I ran Baulch Custom Cabinets for 20+ years. School got very busy, I got very busy and allowed the business to go to the side while I began building (and using) computers. Even designed, built, and wired two labs at school. Finally retired in May, 2009 and have since been getting the shop back in order, new tools purchased, old tools refurbished, and my cabinet business, which has become a custom furniture business, back in order. I have the Kreg #3 system and have used it quite extensively in designing some furniture. Hopefully I can get a market for some of this "custom" stuff. If not, I will have no room in the shop and need to begin building "outside" just to get room. I love woodworking. Fun and rather addictive.

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