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Hello, my name is Lee and I live in Casper, Wy.  I have been doing woodworking all my life, I also work with metal, plastic, and anything else that works for a project.  Amateur Radio buff - Call Sign AE7SF and also Astronomy when I get a chance with my 9 1/4" telescope.

Hi there!

My name is Ed, and I am from Sydney, Australia. Entered the woodworking world 2 years ago, and since then - flying ahead on a full steam! Kreg jig was one of the first tools I bought, and now I own quite a few of these blue devices, including the project centre, K5 and HD jigs, Rip-cut, square cut, plug cutter and quite a few clamps. 

First project was a king size bed insert, made mainly with 2x4s and Kreg HD screws... Turned out to be strong enough to carry over 200 lb/sq ft :). Then - chairs, TV stand... As I said, full steam ahead.

Looking forward for more!

Thanks for the add to the group. New hobby for me but the K4 jig system got me really excited about working with wood again. Looking for project ideas and ways/tools to hone my skills.

Dave-Mesa, AZ

Hi have already replied, to New members ,

Hi I am Vickie or VTMOM Just got approved today and planning on my first project tomorrow. Love to repurpose, build and create. I am so excited to be a member of this community and creating great things together.

Hi< I'm Jerry I live in Greenville, SC. We are downsizing and I'm thinking Kreg Tools will come in handy in a smaller space and for making stuff for our new Townhouse.

Hello! My name is Sean and I live in Boston Massachusetts. I am a union carpenter here and love building things. Happy to be a member of this community; looking forward to getting tips and ideas from fellow members.

Greetings from Liverpool NY,

 My name is Ron and I have made two cabinets using my Kreg K4 kit.

They both are related to my hobby playing the electric guitar,

I love working with old hardwoods that I find and repurpose them into something cool.

Hi I'm Brett, I live in Brisbane Australia. I have always an intrest in wood working since being in the shed with my Grandfather as a boy some 50 years ago. My first job was as a builders off sider, for about 6 months. I learnt many skills in that time, but was never able to get a job in building. 

It has only in the last 2 years that I have started to really do any woodworking, have enjoyed trying to make different things. I resently brought a Kreg router table, after allmost loosing a finger on an very old Triton table. The Kreg table is so good and much safer. Have recently purchased a Kreg pocket hole jig and clams, so have been having fun building a table and chairs for my granddaughter.

My skills are limited, but enjoy experimenting and making heaps of sawdust. 

Hi!  My name is Judy and I’m a new member of this group. I’m a retired attorney and a jazz singer and musician-in-training. I’m originally from Savannah,GA but have lived in Alexandria, VA for the past 24 years with my husband and son. I did a few woodworking projects years ago and now want to hone my skills in order to make some larger furniture pieces. I am inspired by the projects posted on your website and hope that you will allow me to pick your brains when I have questions about how to proceed with my projects. I’m excited to be a part of this group!

Hi!  My name is Judy and I’m a new member of this group. I’m a retired attorney and a jazz singer and musician-in-training. I’m originally from Savannah,GA but have lived in Alexandria, VA for the past 24 years with my husband and son. I did a few woodworking projects years ago (but none with a Kreg Jig) and now want to hone my skills in order to make some larger furniture pieces. I am inspired by the projects posted on your website and hope that you will allow me to pick your brains when I have questions about how to proceed with my projects. I’m excited to be a part of this group!

Aloha from the Big Island, Hawaii~

I work for a Pool construction company but come from a mechanic's background and am now learning wood-working/construction because we want to make our basement habitable for us so that we can rent out the upstairs.

I am constructing an open-shelf kitchen counter set-up with doors only underneath the sink area. Over the years, I have salvaged a lot of exotic wood from the high-end job-sites we've worked at. I'm using 2.5+" square teak legs for the fronts of the counter, 2X4's for the horizontal shelf supports and will use 2.5" X 7/8" teak for the horizontals at the front of the shelves. (sorry I don't know all the proper terminology...)

The shelves themselves will be 1X6 T&G redwood salvaged from interior walls that I dismantled (no "demo" for this mechanic....heh heh...). I heat gunned the 60+ year old paint off then sanded the boards and the grain looks outstanding!

So far I've assembled the legs and 2X4's using my Kreg jig. I'd gotten 2.5" coarse screws (for the 2X4) so ended up screwing them into the outside pockets of the horizontals with just the tips protruding, locating my teak leg then tapping it to transfer the marks to the teak. I then eyeballed the angle for pilot holes in the teak and used the coarse screws and glue and the assembly feels pretty solid!

I've tried to post what I've gotten done so far but for some reason it doesn't seem to show the pix (or my post, for that matter....eventually.... :) 

I appreciate all the folks (both here and on Youtube) who have taken the time to share their knowledge and experience and provide a visual for those of us who are learning. Mahalo plenty, as we say here!

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