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Build a Kreg Keg Crate. Say that three times fast!

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Blog entry by Stevinmarin posted 04-12-2010 10:14 PM 3689 reads 5 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Make a simple wood crate (with a special feature) in one day using the Kreg Jig. This one holds—important parts. It’s not quite a keg, but I just like the alliteration of the phrase “Kreg Keg Crate”.

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers. http://www.WoodworkingForMereMortals.com



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poroskywood

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#1 posted 04-12-2010 11:06 PM

I love the kreg pocket hole system I use it all the time. I bought mine…........ They gave that to you? ...........WTF

-- There's many a slip betwixt a cup and a lip.--Scott

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kshipp

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#2 posted 04-12-2010 11:24 PM

I have a Kreg jig also and I love it. But I bet I would love it more if they sent me a free one…
The one you have is a little different setup than mine though. I have the Kreg K3 Master System and the handle for the work holding clamp is where you have an empty spot to clamp it to your bench. I like this style for the ability to clamp it to a bench and also on mine it has to hang off the edge of the bench because the mechanism actually swings below the bottom surface of the jig.
Still a great setup though and this project was really neat. I had seen some of your videos on YouTube before but I didn’t realize you were on LumberJocks. I think you were cutting a circle on a table saw in the first YouTube video of yours I saw.

-- Kyle Shipp, http://battleshipp.blogspot.com

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David Craig

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#3 posted 04-12-2010 11:25 PM

Yes, Kreg gave it to Steve for free. All he had to do was create a youtube page, record several videos that had mass appeal over the course of a couple years detailing how he put together a number of projects of his own design :)

I probably will just spend the hundred bucks and get one myself.

Cool project Steve,

David

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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araldite

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#4 posted 04-12-2010 11:55 PM

I have the old original one that I bought years ago. It is definitely not as cool as yours but it still works fine. Nothing much to break on it.

-- Failure is the road to success if you learn to learn from your mistakes - Vince, Greenville, SC

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christopheralan

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#5 posted 04-13-2010 12:12 AM

Oh good Steve, now you are going to get hate mail about “drinking on the job…”

Love the design man! Very well done. Do you have plans you are willing to post? I have to make one of these. Love the videos man, keep ‘em coming!

-- christopheralan http://www.projectwoodworks.com

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Drew

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#6 posted 04-13-2010 12:53 AM

Dude, YOU’RE NUTS!!!!

Great video, looking forward to the next one….. maybe Festool will call you next week!!!!!!!

-- That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.” ― Aldous Huxley

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#7 posted 04-13-2010 12:58 AM

Another Utube hit for sure Steve!! :-) How are you going to cool the beer? warm beer, yuck ;-((

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Maveric777

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#8 posted 04-13-2010 01:11 AM

Cool video Steve…. I received a Kreg jig for Christmas and love it…

Cool deal… You get a Kreg Pocket Jig for having fun making a video… Home Run Bud!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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poroskywood

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#9 posted 04-13-2010 01:50 AM

Didn’t want to give the wrong impression. (David Craig). Cool video Steve. I know you work hard. You are also a complete nut job….. or very creative, I vote for crazy. I do agree with Topamax, warm beer Yuck! I also bet you never use this to store beer in unless you like warm beer…... I use the small fridge I have in my shop. So your madness does fall a little short in conception. It will make a fine place to store your PARTS though.

-- There's many a slip betwixt a cup and a lip.--Scott

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Rustic

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#10 posted 04-13-2010 01:59 AM

it looked like rootbeer to me

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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David Craig

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#11 posted 04-13-2010 02:07 AM

I am a smartaleck poroskywood, never take me too seriously. I do apologize for sounding so flippant.

David

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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Stevinmarin

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#12 posted 04-13-2010 02:36 AM

Yeah, I agree about the warm beer. I should have built in a lower compartment to hold one of those blue freezie things. Actually, a cold six pack won’t be in that crate long enough to get warm, anyhow!

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers. http://www.WoodworkingForMereMortals.com

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poroskywood

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#13 posted 04-13-2010 03:10 AM

I now like both David Craig and Stevinmarin. I’d be happy to sell you both some Curly Maple ;) lol send me a PM and I’ll hook you guys up with a lumberjock discount. I’m also a smart ass. Let’s not let this distract us from the point here.
Hands down; bought with money or hard work, the Kreg pocket hole system is a universal multi function shop tool that provides easy, clean joinery for any woodworker mortal or not, crazy or sane. Check out my projects page the Curly Cherry table and both Chests were made using the kreg pocket hole jig for the joinery.

-- There's many a slip betwixt a cup and a lip.--Scott

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Dave Price

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#14 posted 04-13-2010 03:15 AM

i enjoy my kreg jig alot it makes quick work of alot of things. I also enjoy your videos, seems like you have alot of fun and if you cant have fun whats the point.

-- Dave Price , Roswell New Mexico

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#15 posted 04-13-2010 03:58 AM

Now, If I can just figure out how to use it on cutting boards??

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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