My name is Jim I live in CT and consider my self a moderate woodworker, I have been doing woodworking on and off since my first woodshop class in in high school, I have attended a number of Woodworking classes at the local Woodcraft store and have also huilt numerous other woodworking projects.
However I am having a problem with the 1 that I am working on since I am using a Kreg Jig for this project I thought this is where I should generate my question.
The project I am currnetly comes from WOOD Magazine it is a mirror with 2 drawers under the mirror .. The plan calls or a rabbit on the rails and stiles to put the mirror in. I have cutthe rails and stile to the correct size cut the rabbit on all peices. After using the pocket hole jig to drill the holes I attempt to put the frame together, however one end of the frame will stay flat but when I sscreww the other end the joint doesn't close tight and it has a slight bow to it.
Can anyone tell me what I am doing wrong??
It doesn't really sound like a jig problem Jim. Without seeing a picture of the joint I'd have to suggest that you go back to your stiles and rails and make sure they are perfectly straight, the slightest bit of inconsistency will always show up in the joint. A stile or a rail can bow a bit over 28 inches and it is very difficult to see it until you attempt the joint.The other thing to check is the miter itself. How are you cutting it? Maybe you could just go over the joint cuts and check them with an accurate combination square. I had a lot of trouble with frames and the type of project that you are working on when I first started out and it usually resulted from a bad miter cut. Sorry I can't be more help Jim.