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Me and the wife are remodeling ower bath room we got everything done. But now it's time to hang sheet rock anit it funny how no one is around to help well I fixed that I made one out of some srap wood some 1 1/2"x 1 1/2" and some srape 3/4" plywood and my Kregjig and a 40'' bar clamp. And the best thing you dont have to go throw all that trouble of fining some to help you.

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David,

I've put up lots of panels by myself.

When I install wallboard, I put up the bottom layer first---

then put up the upper panel.

With this method, the bottom edge of the top panel

will rest onto the top edge of the lower panel.

Cut the wallboard panels, allowing for a 1/4'' gap at the floor and ceiling.

(allows room for ease of installation and adjustments---walls are not always square and plumb). 

Fill the voids with wallboard compound, before taping.

Snap a level horizontal chalk line around the room, as a guide, to position the top edge of the lower panel.

Use a wedge and foot lever on the bottom panel, to position the panel, when working alone.

When the panel has been aligned, tack in place to hold it against the wall, before intalling the fasteners.

YA well with this one I put a 8'x4' sheet on it and roll it over to the wall I dont need a wallboard go ahead and do it the hard way?

I think what OP is saying is that you can use your Kreg Jig for other things than making tables, benches, shelves, cabinets, etc. 

Whenever I read posts on other WW sites from pocket hole "haters" or doubters, about "traditional" joinery being the preferred method, I try and point out that there are many uses for the Kreg Jig.

It is invaluable for the DIY'er in home remodeling and making jigs for the workshop.

 

 

Fins,

What I also find great, about Kreg's Pocket holes joinery system,

is in making temporary jigs and fixtures.

When the task is complete, the jigs/fixtures can be easily taken apart,

and the materials be reused for other purposes.

I have some frame members that look like swiss cheese---

containing several pocket holes, and the pieces are still reuseable,

for making other fixtures.

Fins,

I understand what Dean attempted to show---making a wallboard lift, using Kreg joinery.

My response was offered as an alternate approach, to putting up wallboard.

Many others view this forum and will find helpful tips, alternate approaches, that will help them in their tasks.

Fins59 said:

I think what OP is saying is that you can use your Kreg Jig for other things..../p>

 

 

Hello folks my name is David Dean the author of ( What can you do with your Kregjig ) .

The point I was making you can do more things with your Kregjig than making furniture or cabinets

For one I used my K-2 for floor joist and 5 lb of screws and for my electric and my pluming and as you can see my pluming in this pic you cant see the hole they are on the back side that way when its time to remove the old pluming you remove 12 screws from the back take the old pluming off and put the new on. So you see its ok to go outside the box.

Thanks for your time

Good points David and I did think your idea of sheetrock lift was a great idea.  I also install sheet rock from the top down on occassions depending on where or not the decissions and all the work is determined at the time I need to enclose the wall.  It is also a great method of getting a tight wall to ceiling joint without having to trim sheet rock to be very precise.  I had much rather have a large gap at the floor level that at the ceiling.

There have been many things that I have found use for the kreg jig other that building cabinets and furniture.  For instance I have built several stairs and used it to attach the treads and risers.  I have used the pocket hole for framing of false ceilings as well as ceiling joists and wall structures especially where the lumber is old and hard and splits out with a nail gun.  Most times in framing I have use the longer screws such as deck screws.

I have used it for building large house door casing as well as window casings.

I short the jig has as many uses as a person's imagination can figure out.  This is what makes the jig a great all around tool for connecting lumber together.   

I for one appreciated your post.

Thanks Jay some one who under stands.

 David, I think your drywall holder-upper was a good idea. I made a plywood holder for my osb to hold the sheet of osb on the edge of the roof so it would not slide off the roof. I was like you in the case of no one else to help with holding the sheet up. It also shows how fast and easy the kregjig works. Especially when you need it the most; like in your case the drywall and my case the gable ends on my shed/shop. The kregjig is a great tool and I have to agree with Jay that the kregjig helped you out in building something fast and strong. It worked great from the pics I saw. You gave me an idea on raising drywall on my own. Thanks, David for your idea.

10-4 Ken, I hear ya. 

Great post David.  As you point out, Kreg Jig can be used in many ways.  I wish I would have taken pics and recorded every little household project where Kreg Jig came to the rescue.

I have a friend who thinks the Jig can be used only for cabinet making, furniture, benches, etc., and he cannot justify owning one.  I've given up trying to convince him otherwise.  (but he did bring over an old cedar chest with a split board which we repaired with my Kreg Jig (:

Ken Darga said:

Fins,

I understand what Dean attempted to show---making a wallboard lift, using Kreg joinery.

My response was offered as an alternate approach, to putting up wallboard.

Many others view this forum and will find helpful tips, alternate approaches, that will help them in their tasks.

Fins59 said:

I think what OP is saying is that you can use your Kreg Jig for other things..../p>

 

 

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