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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 Nathaniel Todd Carnine's discussion 'working with Kreg Jig R 3 for first time'
"The following comments are offered: 1.  Use the HD jig for stock that is 1-1/2" and thicker. 2.  Fasten the 3/4" stock to the 1-1/2" stock. 3.  Select the screw size, that Kreg recommends, for the applicable material…"
3 hours ago
Ken Darga replied to Marcus Waddell's discussion 'Angles less than 90 degrees - where to drill the pocket hole'
"The pointed end is the "TOE" The opp end is the "HEEL""
Ken Darga replied to Marcus Waddell's discussion 'Angles less than 90 degrees - where to drill the pocket hole'
"Marcus, I'd make test sample pieces. Think of two such short sections, cut the desired angle, bring the joints together,  place the intended screw on top the sample test pieces, and mark with a pencil where the pocket holes will be…"
Ken Darga replied to Andri Mar's discussion 'Kreg Rip Cut compatibility'
"I also have this style system. Available from Rockler. Accessory components are available from Rockler. use this one for a router---for cutting rabbets and dados, as well as dressing an edge. and this one for an electric hand saw, for…"
Jul 17
Ken Darga replied to Andri Mar's discussion 'Kreg Rip Cut compatibility'
"I've been using this style system, for quite some time, and it hasn't failed me yet. Very pleased with it's performance and accuracy. It's available from Rockler Woodworking. 52" to 104" low profile straight edge clamp…"
Jul 17
Ken Darga replied to Stephanie H's discussion 'Forstner bits'
"I've used the Diablo drill bits, and didn't experience any problems. Prior to use, I keenly sharpened the cutting edges, and they performed without any problems. They cut as clean as others I've used."
Jul 13
Ken Darga replied to Stephanie H's discussion 'Forstner bits'
"I have a set of Forstner bits, from Rockler. Good price for the larger set. I've drilled lots of holes with most of them, and they've served me well for several years. I touch up the cutting edges, to keep them sharpened, using diamond…"
Jul 10
Ken Darga replied to Dave Stockwell's discussion 'kreg jig adjustment'
"For 1-3/4" stock, I'd suggest using the HD jig."
Jul 10
Ken Darga replied to John R. Lisinski, Jr.'s discussion 'Rip-Cut'
"Call Kreg Customer Service 800-447-8638 or send a message They should have an answer for you."
Jul 9
Ken Darga replied to kn's discussion 'Question about best plywood to use'
"My choice is Baltic birch for furniture. Oak for kitchen cabinets carcase. Solid oak for furniture and cabinet frames.  Drawers from Baltic Birch."
Jul 3
Ken Darga replied to Matt W's discussion 'UK Deck Screw Stockists'
"Have you checked ""  ?"
May 12
Ken Darga replied to Caleb Sanz's discussion 'Kreg Jig Hole Plug Cutter System'
"Caleb, I'd look into obtaining "dowel" rods, applicable dia to fit the drilled hole. Insert the dowel into the drill hole, 'til it bottoms out--- cut flush with a flush cutting hand-saw, or the like--- sand smooth."
May 11
Ken Darga replied to Caleb Sanz's discussion 'Using Kreg Jig HD for 4x4s into 4x4's'
"Caleb, When achoring 4x4's, I'd suggest placing (2) screws on each face, 90 degrees/opp from one another. This will result in (4) screws per post. Locate each screw 1" from the edge of the 4x4. Option(s): place a screw in each face…"
May 9
Ken Darga replied to Troy Greek's discussion 'Foreman Question'
"Hi Troy, What size work-pieces are you drilling? While drilling, take notice if there is any other component that appears to be moving. When you perform the drilling operation, allow the drill speed to get up to full rpm--- then slowly engage the…"
May 4
Ken Darga commented on Cecil W Ott's photo


"Cecil, You can make a wedge--- suggest make it from maple. BTW---you may want to make two such wedges--- One for thinner material and another for clamping thicker objects. (I have 3 different size wedges). Make them with a small slope (low…"
May 2
Ken Darga commented on Cecil W Ott's photo


"Clamp shown with "wedge""
May 1

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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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