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Ken Darga's Discussions

Combination Squares
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How to chose a combination square for workshop measurements…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Glendening Oct 21, 2015.

Kreg Screws--How to Choose
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Very useful info for all to pursue.  The info contained herein will answer most questions that one may have in using pocket-hole joinery.…Continue

Tags: Kreg, hole, pocket, screws

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ken Darga Nov 5, 2014.

Featured Photos?
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Hmmmm---A power boat???What's next OLD SHOES?What's with the photos of objects that have nothing to do with wood-working, skill building, or the use of KREG tools to build a product?GEEZ---what's…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jay Boutwell Nov 6, 2014.

Kreg Track Saw & Rip Guide
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I'd like to see Kreg offer such as product.Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeff Metcalf Apr 30, 2014.

 

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Ken Darga replied to THomas j Fulnecky's discussion 'Router table'
"Tom, If you're going with two layers of 1/2" MDF, I'd add 2x4 stock to the underside, running side-to side,  so as to make a rigid work surface. (Screw the table top to the 2x stock---use 3" construction screws). Space the…"
Wednesday
Ken Darga replied to Chuck Webster's discussion 'Project clamp'
"Chuck, an noted under "Need Help?" Technical Support is always happy to help via phone or email. Call toll-free 800-447-8638 or send a message. Reps are available Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm (CST)."
Apr 21
Ken Darga replied to THomas j Fulnecky's discussion 'Router table'
"Tom, You can make a simple router table, made from MDF--- 24" x 36"x3/4" stock, 2 layers thick. (two layers thick so as to provide a stable platform). Add a hole in the top for router bit clearance, and mounting holes, to secure the…"
Apr 21
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
Ken Darga replied to douglas E. Cooper's discussion 'wood splits'
"Doug, I've had cracking happen to me, near the ends, in hard and soft wood, when the screw is 1/2-1" from the end of the workpiece. When the screw enters the wood, the screw can sometimes cause the wood to split/separate, right at the…"
Apr 19
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
Ken Darga left a comment for Jason Billheimer
"Welcome aboard,  Jason."
Apr 15
Ken Darga replied to Robert Marshall's discussion 'Kitchen Cabinet Face Frames'
"Prior to using a small round over bit, I'd use a block plane. Make shallow cut passes and work your way around to form a rounded edge. For close and inside corners, a fine rasp will suffice. Option(s): Sand paper fitted onto a sanding block."
Apr 11
Ken Darga replied to Bill Jones's discussion 'Which do I want, a jointer or planer?'
"Bill, 2x lumber normally features a rounded edge. The purpose for the rounded edge, is to facilitate handling--- reducing the likelyhood of splinters injuring the person handling the material. When I've needed 2x4 stock with a squared edge,…"
Apr 9
Ken Darga replied to Bill Jones's discussion 'Which do I want, a jointer or planer?'
"Bill, I use a router to dress the edges. Much easier and get great results."
Apr 6
Ken Darga replied to Scott Brubaker's discussion 'Correct Screw'
"I don't feel you achieve a solid connection, driving the screw into MDF. A stronger joint will be achieved if the screw threads engage into the 2x4 stock. See if you can change your design plans, to accomplish this task."
Apr 4
Ken Darga replied to Scott Brubaker's discussion 'Correct Screw'
Apr 4
Ken Darga replied to DAVID GRASHA's discussion 'Keg Rip-Cut'
"I'd suggest contacting CS 800-447-8638"
Apr 3
Ken Darga replied to Bradley M. Small's discussion 'Stabalizing Clamped Joint to avoid movement when screwing'
"Gary, I recall reading that, or a similar article, and had to verify it for myself. I checked some typical stamped & formed angle braces, normally found at home centers--- I found the angles WERE NOT true 90 degrees. The angles were measured…"
Apr 1
Ken Darga replied to Jon Andis's discussion 'Pocket Hole Failure'
"My approach, is/has been,  if it's permanent, I use glue--- if it may be disassembled, for some reason, I only use the screws. Works for me."
Mar 30
Ken Darga replied to Jon Andis's discussion 'Pocket Hole Failure'
"Jay, Very informative read. Thanks for sharing. Reminds me of an old saying--- "glue it-screw it""
Mar 29

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Which Kreg products do you own?
Kreg Jig®, Kreg Jig® Master System, Kreg Jig® Jr., Micro-Pocket Drill Guide
How would you describe yourself?
Advanced DIY'er
What's one interesting fact about you, your life, your garage, shop, or home?
Darga's WoodWerkX, fishing and hunting.

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At 5:02pm on September 30, 2014, Bill Fleming said…

Sorry I did not see the expired date

At 10:10pm on August 31, 2014, Todd said…
Thank you Ken for the suggestions I was actually trying to decide between the K4 and the K5 but was leaning towards the K4, I've got the basic frame design for my work bench and I'm probably going to use metal diamond plate but the ladder for shelves idea I am definitely doing and also the fire hydrant water dispenser those were great ideas that I'll definitely use and I was going to put an emblem on it but was going to paint it but your idea to chisel it is a much better way to do it. Thank you for the ideas I just can't wait to be able to start making my bench at least I'll have a few months to design it while my arm heals.
At 1:47pm on February 3, 2014, Harold Caffey said…

Hello Ken, I am enjoying wood working and I see that you do as well. Thanks for accepting my invitation of friendship.  Have a great day.

At 11:32am on December 29, 2013, michael evans said…

Hi ken ,what I thought would be good to have a couple of links that took you straight too jigs ,and there making step by step.Preferable in the other great links box ,go steady ken .

At 4:59am on December 9, 2013, michael evans said…

Hi ken thanks for the friend request . Its nice to hear your back ,and we can pick at your knowledge go steady mick.

At 9:30am on August 12, 2013, Cecil W Ott said…

Yes it does , but no it is counter top edge remenant . thanks for consern I have several different patterns   of this material .I ve made several kitcheen stands and islands of this different material. Find it at Menards in the shelving department advertised as discontinued shelving. Very nice and cheap material.  thanks  Cecil

At 3:19pm on October 11, 2012, Jamey Sulser said…

Thanks for the compliment.

 

At 6:04pm on March 21, 2012, Jay Boutwell said…

Thanks for the offer as I know we can share alot of information.  It is an honor to except your friendship.

 
 
 

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