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May 2010 Product Reviews (13)

A cool Memorial Day find!!!

I took the chance to head the shop this morning. I decided to finish salvaging an oak bedroom set that was no longer suitable for use as furniture.

The bedroom set belonged to my mother during her childhood and was where we slept when visiting my grandparents. It was somewhat crudely built, but lasted for many years. Grandma ultimately gave the furniture to Mom, who in turn gave it to me. As the years of use took it's toll on the furniture, I decided to salvage the lumber…

Added by Hugh Clare on May 31, 2010 at 9:50am — 4 Comments





Added by Mike rignola on May 28, 2010 at 9:49pm — 1 Comment

Missing states

I went to the new website and had a problem signing on as an new member because I found that Alaska is not listed as being in the United States. Upon closer inspection I noticed that Hawaii is also aparently not part of the United States either. According to my history teacher Alaska is the 49 th state in the union and Hawaii is the last to date as the 50th. I and most alaskan's and folks from Hawaii would appreciate it if you could rectifiy that little problem.

Now that being…


Added by Garry Cason on May 27, 2010 at 12:17am — 5 Comments

- cue Alice Cooper - "School's Out for the Summer....."

...or is it?

Our oldest finished 1st grade on the 21st and her birthday was on the 15th. My wife came up with the idea of building her a playhouse, so I shuffled the next project I had in mind (my miter saw stand) and made this one my first. She found a few plans that she liked on U-Bild and so we took one of those and made a few upgrades.

What better way to torment a kid over summer vacation than with a playhouse that looks like...…


Added by Don Clark on May 25, 2010 at 6:17pm — 4 Comments

Going, going, gone...

Sunday I went to my first auction. My wife spied an article in the local paper about an estate auction being held nearby and part of the estate was a wood working shop!

The auctions started at 10:00, and I didn't get there until nearly 9:45, so I didn't have as much chance to walk around and scope things out as I would have liked.

I got a little electric sharpener (by craftsman) for $10.00. This will be good enough to hollow grind a set of junkie bench chisels, but I don't… Continue

Added by Kerry Drake on May 24, 2010 at 12:57pm — 3 Comments

Where do you buy your kreg screws & plugs?

I found the best place to buy Kreg screws & plugs from, is (, I have purchased screws from them since 2004. A box of 500, 1 1/4" course are only $11.95 + shipping. They also sell 1000 count boxes for $18.50, a much better savings compared to $18.00 plus that the lumber yard wanted for a… Continue

Added by Timothy Sluder on May 22, 2010 at 10:43am — 11 Comments

Mobile Pegboard Cabinet

Because my wood shop shares space with a Honda Odyssey and a Ford F-150, everything in there needs to be mobile and tuck-away-able. I also don't have enough wall space for a mounted pegboard. So, I made this mobile pegboard cabinet with shelves and drawers.

Mobile_Pegboard_Cab01 by whitsittms, on Flickr

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.0 Generic License by…

Added by Mark Whitsitt on May 14, 2010 at 9:21am — 10 Comments

This tool is so cool

My hubby would love this tool. Heck I would love this tool.


Added by Pamela Morris on May 14, 2010 at 7:57am — 3 Comments

Pie Safe

It was way back in February when I was at the house of the newly married couple I gave the hope chest to as a wedding gift. Everyone was partying pretty well and occasionally admiring the chest sitting in the living room. One of the guests, Heather, was paying particular attention to it and said, "Badger," my paintball callsign by the way, "when are you going to make me something?"

You have to know that Rick and Heather have done SOOO much for me over the years that of course…


Added by Don Grubish on May 11, 2010 at 4:00pm — 8 Comments

How much???

We decided to redo the living room. A friend of ours, an interior decorator, suggested an 18" cornice over the front window that's also 25 feet long.

The gal from the fabric store came out because we were ordering new vertical blinds also. She said they do cornices also.....750 dollars!!!

Out came the Kreg jig, $75 for 1 x 2s and a couple of sheets of luan. We went to the fabric store and they gave us everything we needed for $200. Turned out beautifully

My wife thought a long, thin… Continue

Added by Carl Vella on May 11, 2010 at 3:36pm — 2 Comments

Getting the Deck Jig

It started with the Jig Jr. and one crooked and fuzzy (never use "weathered" MDF) book case. Now I have the Deck Jig and 500 lbs. of lumber sitting in the patio. Too many projects, so little time.

Added by George Odenbreit, Jr. on May 6, 2010 at 10:32pm — 7 Comments

The 2 hour project

After working 1/2 a day on Saturday, I cam home and installing the top

the Bedroom Built in. One more step in finishing this and its a big

one. Now everything looks finished (except for the handles, and the big

gouge I took out of the wall installing the top) and adding the two

bookcases to each end are just "add ons".…


Added by Kerry Drake on May 3, 2010 at 9:25am — 1 Comment

4. With shelves, it is not the strength of the screw that holds up the weight, but the friction of the joint. Make sure it is flush and tight.

[back to the list]

As I am typing this, I am not sure that I agree with it. It is counter-intuitive to me. I invite comments. The intent of this item is to provide insight on the failure mode of shelves and also the importance of square, flush joints.

It is my understanding and experience that it is not the strength of the screw which bears the load… Continue

Added by Sean on May 1, 2010 at 9:38am — 3 Comments

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Adaptive Cutting System/Saw Blade

I have had the ACS for about a year.  Was wondering if there any other blades, like a Diablo, that will fit the saw?Continue

Started by Randall H Gress in Beginners' Zone on Saturday.

AutoMaxx 6" clamp not working

I have been using the Automaxx 6" clamp for two plus years, and recently the clamp is impossible to close the handles to secure the work and my jig. I cannot close the handles no matter how much pressure I can exert. I open the clamp to max to reset…Continue

Tags: clamp, inch, 6, Automaxx

Started by Anthony M Calabrese in Other Kreg® Products Feb 12.

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