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Hi, I'm Barry from Jacksonville Florida. I consider myself an average DIYER, not a woodworker. I recently bought a pocket hole jig to make a shelf for the laundry room. The shelf is going in my shed, but the pocket holes were perfect. Still have to build the shelf. 

Hello, I am Josh, newb from Wisconsin. Just got a K5 Master kit. Can't wait to start using it.

Hello.  Go by Jim.  Live in the DFW area.

Starting to do more wood working to build some skills so when I retire (hopefully in about 6-8 years) I will keep busy making furniture for our retirement home.  Right now the only thing our furniture has in common is the Ikea label.

Hi my name is Mike and I live in NH.  I have been enjoying woodworking for years.  I have owned a cabinet shop and furniture shop. My son now runs the furniture shop.  I fell in love with Kreg products a long time ago.  Its one of the best products I have used.  In my area I usually do a couple Kreg demo's a year. Looking forward to seeing everyone's projects and sharing mine.

This is as basic as it gets!  My first attempt at using a Kreg jig (K5).  Since my workbench is buried in the shed under a decade's worth of old decorations, I figured it would be easier to build a new workbench than to dig the old one out.  I still have to glue the top two MDFs together but you get the idea.  The only cutting tool I had to work with was a Bladerunner X2 Portable saw.  It's a fun, lightweight saw, but at the end of the day, it's a jig saw mounted upside down.  Some of the wood was a bit tough to cut perfectly straight.  I've since gotten a chop saw.  Also, the jig saw cuts for the shelf was a bit (a lot) off but the project was a fun initiation into what a total novice (me!) can do with the Kreg K5.  Now I have a workbench.  Next project is a series of garage shelf units so I can make room for it in the garage.

Good morning! My name is Ron and I live in Westchester County, NY. For those of you not familiar, Westchester is just North of NYC but there's still a lot of open space here. Trying to get back into woodworking and not sure which Kreg product to start with. Looking for some input before I call the company for their recommendations.

Hi Ron,

I started off with the K5 system and a number of other little items, multi-mark, screw wheel, etc.  I have my eye on a couple of the Mobile Project Centers.  Just knocked out an 8' 4-tiers shelving unit for the garage last weekend.  All I had was the K5 jig system, a chop saw, tape measure (pencil), speed square and a drill.  Great little jig that K5.  Many improvements over the K4 and worth the money.

Mark

Hey Mark,

Thanks for the info. Will begin looking around for the best deal.

Mark Buono said:

Hi Ron,

I started off with the K5 system and a number of other little items, multi-mark, screw wheel, etc.  I have my eye on a couple of the Mobile Project Centers.  Just knocked out an 8' 4-tiers shelving unit for the garage last weekend.  All I had was the K5 jig system, a chop saw, tape measure (pencil), speed square and a drill.  Great little jig that K5.  Many improvements over the K4 and worth the money.

Mark

Hello everyone. Newbie here.

Cheers, Larita!

Larita P Willaims said:

Hello everyone. Newbie here.

Hello there! My name is Sebastian and I live in Cordoba, Argentina.

I have been into woodworking for almost 3 years, and it's both a therapy and help in the house. I recently bought a Kreg R3 but I'm strugling with purchasing the screws. I just got the chance to request some to a friend that is travelling in the US, but it sucks to have to use the drywall ones.

I'll post the pocket joinery projects as soon as I have them, thank you for adding me to the community!

Hello, My name is Larry Grimes. I'm a retired aircraft electrician. I moved from Oregon back to Missouri to the farm that I was raised on. I built a dome home from a kit here on the farm. I recently bought a Kreg K4 pocket hole jig, it works great. So I guess I've got the bug and doing a few simple projects to start with. I'm still a beginner though. That is why I here to learn what I can.

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