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I'm David from Pittsburgh Pa. originally But my home is in Pensacola Fla. Actually a novice woodworker ,but a retired maintenance man A/C tech. I'm on Facebook and twiter and looking to enjoy my kits.

Hello,

I just ordered my Kreg K5 Master System. For my first project, I am planning on building a tall rolling Landry Island for my Daughter.

I look forward to searching for ideas here. and appreciate all of the sharing that goes on.

Thanks

My name is Sonja. I live in Kokomo, Indiana.  I have never used a Kreg jig but I have bought the K4 and the DIY Project Kit.  I plan to build a makeup vanity with drawers and lighted mirror for my daughter's birthday.  This will be a challenging project for me as I have never built drawers before.  I did build a shop table years ago and it turned out really good. I am excited and will appreciate any and all suggestions.  I still have a lot of research to do before I start and her birthday is in 5 weeks.  Hope I have enough time.

Hi, My name is Wil. I live in Trenton Utah. I would consider myself to be an intermediate wood worker and carpenter. My grandfather was a master carpenter and a master cabinet maker from Norway. He taught my father and my father taught me. I have been doing carpentry since I was about 10 years old. I have been doing shelves and simple cabinets since I was 16. When I hit my 30's my dad decided I was good enough to help him build cabinets for his home and few other peoples homes. I worked with him from time to time until he retired a few years ago.

Currently I am remodeling my home. It is a 1927 Craftsman home that has been given no love. I just finished the front room. I hand built wainscoting in my living room then painted and finished it. Everyone who sees it is impressed. The wainscoting has been my biggest project in quite a while. I also laid in new Wood Flooring. The wood flooring is Hickory. My wife wants me to build a new entertainment center, a couple of matching lamp tables and a coffee table. I guess this will be my next project after I finish remodeling. Hopefully the house will be finished this year so I can work on other projects that I have started but not finished. It has been a 10 year project and it is almost finished.

I own several Kreg clamps, pocket jigs and other odds and ends from Kreg. My shop is a mixture of tools that I have bought over the years. I joined because I am always looking for new ideas on different projects that I can build for my family. Since I retired 2 years ago I have lots more time to be in my shop. A place I love to be in.

I thought I would add a couple of pictures of my latest project.

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My name is Sal Vacca, 33 yrs old from Moorpark, Ca. I have 3 wonderful kids, 2 boys, age 11 & 5 and 1 Daddy's girl age 8. Wonderful hardworking wife named Ruby. woodworking's become my passion over the last 12 yrs. Started "restoring" furniture 12 years ago by painting a mahogany dresser that was passed down from my grandparents (instead of staining of course). Also, within the first 2 weeks of being a woodworker, to conserve the last four 2x4's I had in my garage. I cut up two full size sheets of 1-1/2" sanded plywood into "2x4 glued halves" that the previous owner of the house had left behind. Duhhh, took me a little over a month to figure out what the heck I had done and over a couple of years to admit it. Anyhow, I'd like to think I've come a long way since those glory days. Through trial and error, respecting safety rules and learning to be patient, I've created and have built great pieces of furniture, that each tell a story and extend the life of the wood. My challenge is learning to become an teacher in the shop to my 3 lovely kids who all love to woodwork and be around dad in the shop..I'll take any advice that'll help me be even more patient! Recently made a stool for my parents newly renovated kitchen, which I'll post a pic of as soon as I can.
Hi All,
I'm Rae and I'm from Perth in Western Australia and I'm new to the Kreg world. I was an only child so my dad wanted to make sure as a female I was able to do anything I needed to - something I thank him for :) We've just moved into our first home after years of living in our apartment with no play room so hubby and I are looking forward to plenty of fun projects. He just bought me a K3 Pocket Hole Jig Promo Kit, which I'm stoked he did as they seem to have taken it off the retailers site now, so score! I hope any questions I might ask don't seem completely stupid but I've always said the silly question is the one you don't ask :)

Newbie from the great state of TEXAS. My name is Emilye, Im 29 yrs old and Im hoping to improve my skills and learn some new tricks! I'm a nurse who dreams of woodworking as a career.  I love to build things that have a purpose and then making them into artwork. I love wood staining and I use my own technique to create intricate designs and shading.  You can see a few of my builds on my instagram page: creationsbyemilye (I'm still working on it) Happy building everybody!

Emilye from Texas:)

Hi Rae,

Welcome aboard. Also in Perth.

Happy to answer any questions if I can.

Cheers,

Chris.

Rae said:

Hi All,
I'm Rae and I'm from Perth in Western Australia and I'm new to the Kreg world. I was an only child so my dad wanted to make sure as a female I was able to do anything I needed to - something I thank him for :) We've just moved into our first home after years of living in our apartment with no play room so hubby and I are looking forward to plenty of fun projects. He just bought me a K3 Pocket Hole Jig Promo Kit, which I'm stoked he did as they seem to have taken it off the retailers site now, so score! I hope any questions I might ask don't seem completely stupid but I've always said the silly question is the one you don't ask :)
Thanks Chris, great to see another Perth-ite around :) Hopefully tomorrow my kit should be here and then the fun begins!


Chris McNamara said:

Hi Rae,

Welcome aboard. Also in Perth.

Happy to answer any questions if I can.

Cheers,

Chris.

Rae said:

Hi All,
I'm Rae and I'm from Perth in Western Australia and I'm new to the Kreg world. I was an only child so my dad wanted to make sure as a female I was able to do anything I needed to - something I thank him for :) We've just moved into our first home after years of living in our apartment with no play room so hubby and I are looking forward to plenty of fun projects. He just bought me a K3 Pocket Hole Jig Promo Kit, which I'm stoked he did as they seem to have taken it off the retailers site now, so score! I hope any questions I might ask don't seem completely stupid but I've always said the silly question is the one you don't ask :)

Hello, my name is Robert and I live in Waterloo, NY.  I am a retired truck driver.  I started back in to woodworking after my retirement for something to do and to keep busy at.  I have a small shop min my garage.  I have made shaker stools, benches, bracelet and necklace trees, Christmas snowmen and workshop tool benches.  I have recently purchased the Kreg R3 pocket hole jig, this is the best tool (ever) to add to my tool collection. I just finished a flip top tool bench.  The Kreg jig worked great.  I look forward to adding more projects in the future, like a new work bench.  I am looking forward to adding more experience to my basic skill level and to gather tips, ideals and secrets of the trade from the pros.  I look forward to meeting all of you and learning everything I can from you all.  

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My name is Sal Vacca, 33 yrs old from Moorpark, Ca. I have 3 wonderful kids, 2 boys, age 11 & 5 and 1 Daddy's girl age 8. Wonderful hardworking wife named Ruby. woodworking's become my passion over the last 12 yrs. Started "restoring" furniture 12 years ago by painting a mahogany dresser that was passed down from my grandparents (instead of staining of course). Also, within the first 2 weeks of being a woodworker, to conserve the last four 2x4's I had in my garage. I cut up two full size sheets of 1-1/2" sanded plywood into "2x4 glued halves" that the previous owner of the house had left behind. Duhhh, took me a little over a month to figure out what the heck I had done and over a couple of years to admit it. Anyhow, I'd like to think I've come a long way since those glory days. Through trial and error, respecting safety rules and learning to be patient, I've created and have built great pieces of furniture, that each tell a story and extend the life of the wood. My challenge is learning to become an teacher in the shop to my 3 lovely kids who all love to woodwork and be around dad in the shop..I'll take any advice that'll help me be even more patient! Recently made a stool for my parents newly renovated kitchen, which I'll post a pic of as soon as I can.

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