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Looking to build a wood box with mitered joints (Kreg Jig 4)
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Hi FolksNewbie making his 2nd post.  I want to build some wood boxes using 3/4" wood. The box will be 8" high, and approximately 18" wide by 14" deep.I want the box to have mitered corners rather…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ken Darga Apr 20, 2017.

Kreg 4 jig Newbie - wood splitting problems
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Hey folksI am an experienced carpenter and do some cabinetry. I just purchased the Kreg 4 jig.  I wanted to test the jig by building a simple box with some scrap 3/4" paint-grade plywood and 1 1/4"…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeff Fishman Apr 20, 2017.

 

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Ken Darga replied to Jeff Fishman's discussion 'Looking to build a wood box with mitered joints (Kreg Jig 4)'
"Jeff, Spine joinery may be the way to go, if you're going to store and tote rocks in the box you've described."
Apr 20, 2017
Jeff Fishman replied to Jeff Fishman's discussion 'Looking to build a wood box with mitered joints (Kreg Jig 4)'
"The spline joint would definitely have more surface area than biscuits.     my experience with biscuits is that they are extremely strong joints.  I find it really easy to use the biscuit joiner - and it allows for slight bits of…"
Apr 20, 2017
Jeff Fishman replied to Jeff Fishman's discussion 'Kreg 4 jig Newbie - wood splitting problems'
"Jay Thanks This was a scrap project and I never use drywall for finished cabinetry projects.  I did not have any Kreg screws available so I used a coarse drywall 1 1/4" screw.  I use SPAX lumber screws or wood screws for cabinetry…"
Apr 20, 2017
Jay Boutwell replied to Jeff Fishman's discussion 'Looking to build a wood box with mitered joints (Kreg Jig 4)'
"The easiest and strongest mitered box is one that is held together with glue and a full length spline,  These can be made using either a router table and a slotting bit and or a table saw with the blade set at 45 degrees passing the miter ends…"
Apr 20, 2017
Jay Boutwell replied to Jeff Fishman's discussion 'Kreg 4 jig Newbie - wood splitting problems'
"A person should never use sheet rock or dry wall screws on anything except to attach drywall to framing.  The Kreg jig uses a bit that drills a flat bottom hole with a pilot hole to guide the screws directions into the receiving wood…"
Apr 19, 2017
Rick Wilson replied to Jeff Fishman's discussion 'Kreg 4 jig Newbie - wood splitting problems'
"Jeff, The screws are most likely the problem.  Kreg joinery is designed to be done with Kreg screws.  I have used Kreg products for a number of years and had no problems if used as designed.  Get the Kreg screws and get the kreg…"
Apr 19, 2017
Jeff Fishman replied to Jeff Fishman's discussion 'Looking to build a wood box with mitered joints (Kreg Jig 4)'
"Thanks Ken  :-) I have a biscuit joiner and often have used it for cabinet drawers.  I haven't done miters with biscuits but will play around with some scrap stuff this week Jeff"
Apr 19, 2017
Ken Darga replied to Jeff Fishman's discussion 'Looking to build a wood box with mitered joints (Kreg Jig 4)'
"Jeff, With mitered corners, I use biscuit joinery--- no exposed screws. This gives it the best appearance."
Apr 18, 2017
Jeff Fishman replied to Jeff Fishman's discussion 'Looking to build a wood box with mitered joints (Kreg Jig 4)'
"As I suspected, I saw a comment stating that there may be too much material removed after making miter cut for pocket holed screws to get a good hold.   I'm going to play with some scrap wood this week in any case to see if smaller screws…"
Apr 18, 2017
R. E. Woods replied to Jeff Fishman's discussion 'Looking to build a wood box with mitered joints (Kreg Jig 4)'
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Kreg Jig K4
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