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Hello, I'm Alex from Raleigh, NC and I'm a beginner in woodworking.  I got myself a Kreg Jig for thanksgiving and I am hooked!  My first project was the workbench (plans from Kreg) and had a blast completing it.  I soon built a simple pegboard to hang whatever tools I have and installed it above where the workbench usually is.  This pocket hole joinery makes me look like a pro woodworker at least to my family and friends!  I'm glad I found this Kreg Jig community and looking forward to sharing/exchanging.  I am also about to complete a simple computer desk for myself and I think perhaps I will post pics soon. :)

Happy New 2012 everyone!

Hi, my name is Jorge and I live in Toronto Canada. I'm moderately skilled wood working hobbyist. I’ve been using the Kreg pocket hole jig for a couple of years now and just thinks it’s a qualify item. But the reason I can on the site today was related to another Kreg Item.

I had found a plan for a portable router table and I decided to purchase the Kreg insert plate (#PRS3030) for it. It too is well designed and built, but the clear plastic template that comes with it to assist in drilling custom holes for your router not so much.

Long story short, the plastic template had less than perfect circles draw on it and there were alignment issues with the holes on the Kreg Plate. After playing with it for much more time then I should have an idea came to me that was a better solution.

Before I had placed the my router’s plate on Kreg plate to test for alignment I had to take off a guide bushing which also fitted one of the ring that comes with the Kreg plate. I screwed in that extra ring in to the Kreg base plate and put my bushing in place then flipped the unit over. Without attaching the ring nut I placed my router’s based plate over the bushing’s threads. It was a bit loose but that was fixed by adding about three turns of electrical tape around the threads -- stopping about a half inch from where I started to avoid a peak at the overlap point.

I then taped the router base plate down and removed the bushing support ring from the Kreg plate. My router plate was perfectly centered and ready to drill following the rest of the instructions. I hope this helps anyone else who might have run into the same issue.

Hi, My name is John and I just bought the Kreg Jig. I've been fooling around with it and putting some of the joints to the test and I'm impressed by the strength of the joints without using any glue. I haven't built anything significant yet but I will. I'm looking forward to learning and observing. Thanks.

My name is Ron and new to the woodworking thing. Building things like bird houses and book shelves and having lots of fun playing with the power tools. Saw the Kreg jig pocket hole deal and picked it up. Lots of cash to make a hole but I am hoping it will take me into some bigger projects. Be glad to hear from anyone who might have any tips

Hi, my name is Ed and I live near Houston.  Got my Jig a few weeks ago and have already used it(amazing tool) to do some cabinet joining.  A 74-year-old who doesn't do too much woodworking but it surely is fun to create and then use things you've built. 

Thought I'd finally sign up!  Been lurking for a long time, but decided to pull the trigger!  My name is Pat and I teach woodworking, drafting and CAD in Northeast Kansas.  I have been using the Kreg Jig for eight years and am still amazed at its capabilties!

Hello ,

I have had my Kreg for several months but am finally getting around to focusing on a project. I was pleasantly suprised at some of the projects out here and some are just stunning . I am extra motivated to get started. 

Hello Everyone,

Just joined the group, beginner that has a few ideas want to undertake and have stumbled across this site and the Kreg drill that will help me bring some of my ideas to life!!! Off to the store tonight to buy one!

Hello John,

Could not notice you  picture.

You do not look well!

did you know you should not eat wood or inhale wood products when you are working.

The latest small Kreg screws may be useful in saving some of your teeth as well !

 

Regards

 

Robert Brennan
 
John Morales said:

Hi, My name is John and I just bought the Kreg Jig. I've been fooling around with it and putting some of the joints to the test and I'm impressed by the strength of the joints without using any glue. I haven't built anything significant yet but I will. I'm looking forward to learning and observing. Thanks.

Hey y'all ... my name is Rey Ramirez and Im originally from San Antonio, TX.  My wife is active duty AF and we've lived in South Dakota, Okinawa, and currently in NM ... not my favorite place, but at least there's a Lowes and Home Depot!  Im a novice wood worker, not too experienced with the Kreg jig, but I have used it in making my rustic picture frames and my workbench.  I haven't really gotten too far into using it, but I sure do look forward to it. Im really interested in making a camelback trunk but not sure how to use the Kreg jig for angle/curve joinery ... any and all help is appreciated!!!

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Hi again. I have another question. When working on smaller projects, is there a smaller bit that you need to use? I am getting ready to put a display easel together and just think that the bit that came with the Kreg system is going to make to large of a hole in these little furring strips. Thanks for any info you can share. I am so glad I stumbled upon this site.

Therese,

Yes there is a smaller unit available its called the Kreg Mini or similar.

Should be visible on the site somewhere.

 

Regards

 

Robert Brennan

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