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I just today saw the plan for the storage unit.  I wish I would have seen this before this past weekend.  I made a Kreg workspace.  It is simply a 1' by 2' piece of birch plywood with miter bars attached to the bottom.  I can slide it on my tablesaw (fence removed, and blade lowered).  It makes for a nice surface to drill pocket holes.  I was happy with the results. 

 

Then I saw this plan...

Kreg Jig Storage Unit

 

Now I want a shelf on mine.  I think I'm going to use what I've already got as the top and then make the rest of it.

 

One question.  On the plan it says to use the MicroJig.  I don't yet have one.  Will the normal jig work?

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Looks like a great idea James

James Waller said:

My jig is attached to a 24" x 24" plywood base. I have a hole in it to hang it up out of the way when not in use. My Kreg clamps are hanging on the peg board. My drill bits and driver bits are wherever I last laid them down, or if I leave them in the drills my nephew will take them out and then I won't know where they are and have to buy more. The allen wrench that adjusts the collar on the drill bit has a mind of it's own and if I leave it in the jig it will fall out when I hang the jig and with my bad hearing won't hear it (hmmmmm, think I just heard a tree fall).

 

So this is definitely going to the top of my "to do" list as I have a piece of 3/4" plywood (48x48") that I can use. I may alter it to maybe make a mobile Kreg Jig cabinet with more than just one drawer. I already have something on wheels that I can use.

 

I am still deliberating on building what I call a "universal cart". It will be a cabinet with drop-in tops. One top for my Kreg jig, one for my miter-saw, one for a benchtop drill....the list goes on. Each top will have 4 cleats under it to "drop" inside the cabinet.  Image is below....

 

I really like that idea James.  I'm thinking about doing something similiar.   Except I was planning to use my table saw as the base.  I've already got a flat piece of 2' by 4' board that I use for a workspace.  It has miter slots on the bottom so it is secured to the table saw.  I'm doing the same thing with the kreg workstation.  I just need to make one for some other tools.  My miter saw ends up being used all the time so I have it on a seperate stand.  I love the idea of having only a couple of tools out at once as I only have a small garage workspace (which for some reason my wife likes to park in).

 

Doug

 

This is AWESOME!!! I have to make it :)
Hey Guy!  Sound like you are tight for funds like me.  Bought my sliding 10" miter at a local Cash America pawn shop for $75.  Most of my shop comes from pawn shops.  Best deals around - thought you might want to know.  Bill
INCRA Miter-Slider works in Craftsman table saws.  Problem is that most table saw miter slots are 3/4 proud  while Sears are 3/4 right on. The INCA Miter-Slider bars are a bit under 3/4 but have expanders that will fit it to Sears miter slots.  I used them to make a panel cutter, and a couple of box joint jigs for my Craftsman table saw.
Not necessarily true. A lot of older Craftsman saws, built by Ryobi I think, had undersized, 0 .745 miter slots. The INCRA,  KREG precision miter, and maybe some others will adjust to fit, but not all. 

Charlie said:
Problem is that most table saw miter slots are 3/4 proud  while Sears are 3/4 right on.
Love the systematic approach you're using to setup your table-top tools. Great idea.

James Waller said:
I am still deliberating on building what I call a "universal cart". It will be a cabinet with drop-in tops. One top for my Kreg jig, one for my miter-saw, one for a benchtop drill....the list goes on. Each top will have 4 cleats under it to "drop" inside the cabinet.  Image is below....

 

Good idea James. I like that it can handle any number of tools. Make it dead square and you can also change the orientation a quarter turn at a time. Sometimes a handy thing in a small shop.

Here's another idea.  It only handles two tools at a time but eliminates the lifting. Planners get heavy at my age.

http://www.woodstore.net/flwoce.html

James Waller said:

My jig is attached to a 24" x 24" plywood base. I have a hole in it to hang it up out of the way when not in use. My Kreg clamps are hanging on the peg board. My drill bits and driver bits are wherever I last laid them down, or if I leave them in the drills my nephew will take them out and then I won't know where they are and have to buy more. The allen wrench that adjusts the collar on the drill bit has a mind of it's own and if I leave it in the jig it will fall out when I hang the jig and with my bad hearing won't hear it (hmmmmm, think I just heard a tree fall).

 

So this is definitely going to the top of my "to do" list as I have a piece of 3/4" plywood (48x48") that I can use. I may alter it to maybe make a mobile Kreg Jig cabinet with more than just one drawer. I already have something on wheels that I can use.

 

I am still deliberating on building what I call a "universal cart". It will be a cabinet with drop-in tops. One top for my Kreg jig, one for my miter-saw, one for a benchtop drill....the list goes on. Each top will have 4 cleats under it to "drop" inside the cabinet.  Image is below....

 



John Schaben said:
Not necessarily true. A lot of older Craftsman saws, built by Ryobi I think, had undersized, 0 .745 miter slots. The INCRA,  KREG precision miter, and maybe some others will adjust to fit, but not all. 

Charlie said:
Problem is that most table saw miter slots are 3/4 proud  while Sears are 3/4 right on.

Do you have part numbers of the Incra or Kreg parts that will fit? I contacted Incra a while back and they said they didn't make anything that will fit.

Doug - my apologies, I seem to have misspoke. I checked the INCRA site and the Kreg site and it doesn't look like either will work on the older Craftsman saws. I somehow got the impression that since they were adjustable, they would accomodate the .005 that Sears in it's arrogance decided to reduce their slot. I do see that INCRA makes a special V120 for the Shopsmith. Seems strange they don't accomodate the older Craftsman as I would think there are more older Craftsman saws out there than Shopsmiths.

Sorry about the mis-information.

Doug Rowland said:



John Schaben said:
Not necessarily true. A lot of older Craftsman saws, built by Ryobi I think, had undersized, 0 .745 miter slots. The INCRA,  KREG precision miter, and maybe some others will adjust to fit, but not all. 

Charlie said:
Problem is that most table saw miter slots are 3/4 proud  while Sears are 3/4 right on.

Do you have part numbers of the Incra or Kreg parts that will fit? I contacted Incra a while back and they said they didn't make anything that will fit.
Why not make your own runners out of some hardwood cut to fit.
Try the INCRA Miter Slider Adjustable Miter Bar . Don't have the INCRA part number but Woodcraft (www.woocraft.com) has them (or did as of last year). as item numbers 149882 for an 18 inch bar and 149883 for a 251/2 inch bar.

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