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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 Doc JL's discussion 'Solid wood plugs too short?'
"I wouldn't push them in until it "bottoms out"---it's not necessary. It's intended as a "plug", as the name implies, to close the hole.   Just push the plug in---leave enough material extending above the…"
Jan 15
Ken Darga replied to Jack Julius's discussion 'New here...'
"CLear packaging tape will suffice---cover the areas that the saw will ride on. Whe complete, just lift and peel off the tape.  "
Dec 17, 2017
Ken Darga replied to Jack Julius's discussion 'New here...'
"Look into the mini angle circular saws, that uses 3-1/2 to 4" blades. Also a good jig saw, may suit your needs.   You won't be able to make the cut up tagent to an inside corner, with either; however, you could finish the cut…"
Dec 17, 2017
Ken Darga replied to daddywoofdawg's discussion 'Pocket hole tearout'
"Drill the pocket hole as shown in "B". The screw should be directed "INWARD", away from the edge. When a screw is directed toward the OUTSIDE edge, as in "A", it may blow thru.  Make some tests with the drill…"
Dec 10, 2017
Ken Darga commented on Kent Martzan's photo


Nov 7, 2017
Ken Darga replied to Brian Briggs's discussion 'What kind of drill should I buy?'
"For homeowner use, occasional and as well as some light to med-duty construction tasks, the RYOBI line is a good choice, and they're affordable. If one fails, after the warranty expires, it's not that costly to replace. Replacement cost…"
Oct 24, 2017
Ken Darga replied to Lefty's discussion 'OnoPlywood drawers'
"Lefty, I'd suggest calling Kreg Tech Support 800-447-8638 explain the problems your having, perhaps they may have an answer. I'd suggest that the screws, when installed, are directed away from the edge of the drawer member,…"
Oct 22, 2017
Ken Darga replied to Philip Miller's discussion 'Type of Wood?'
"Philip, It appears to me, to be knotty pine. Red Cedar would make for a beautiful blanket chest."
Oct 21, 2017
Ken Darga replied to KregRep's discussion 'New Members: Please Introduce Yourself!'
"Don, Check out your local nearby home centers. Some have a selection of books that you can look thru, to see if there's anything that you can build, at your skill level. Also, check out your local library."
Oct 8, 2017
Ken Darga replied to David J Agler's discussion 'Toy box'
"David, do a google search  "toy box design ideas", lots of photos shown. You can also peruse, "toy box design plans". Lots to chose from. You can make modifications to any of them, to suit your liking/needs. A…"
Oct 8, 2017
Ken Darga replied to Don Anderson's discussion 'Clamp and glue thin borders'
"Don, Thanks for your reply. Clamping: #1 band and web clamps, may also be known as "adjustable strap clamp". A webbing material that features a clamp to draw-up and tighten as well as loosen the pressure for release. Look at the…"
Oct 7, 2017
Ken Darga replied to Don Anderson's discussion 'Clamp and glue thin borders'
"Don, This is the approach I'd take. Remove all dust from the joining pieces and surfaces. Make a dry-fit, before glue-up, aligning and mating the wood pieces and insure the miter joints are all closed. Examine all corners and sides, front a…"
Oct 6, 2017
Ken Darga replied to Michael B's discussion 'Design help'
"Perhaps he's still sleeping on it."
Oct 6, 2017
Ken Darga replied to tom hagan's discussion 'routers and router stands'
"Tom, There are several discussions on this matter, with lots of good info to peruse. Enter the applicable description in the search field, located in the upper RH corner of this page. Good reading. If you see comments of interest,…"
Oct 5, 2017
Ken Darga replied to Michael B's discussion 'Design help'
"Hi Mike, Thanks for posting a photo. Here's what I'd do, to make it simple and yet effective. Make an "L" shaped structure, to cover the opening. A horizontal member and a verticle member. Leg size "L" shape to…"
Sep 12, 2017
Ken Darga replied to Bradley Smith's discussion 'problem joining a table leg to the base'
"Brad, Could you please post a photo of what you're trying to achieve?"
Sep 12, 2017

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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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