I Won 10,000 Kreg Screws!!!

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Blog entry by Mark Whitsitt posted 08-09-2010 05:12 AM 1359 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, the decision has been made, and yours truly won the 10,000 screw grand prize in the Kreg User Community photo contest. I get to choose up to 3 styles of screw, and that’s no easy decision!

I live in Iowa, about 30 minutes from the Kreg factory, so I’ve arranged with KregRep (on the User Community site) to drive to Huxley, IA to pick up the prize in person. I’ve also asked for a tour of the facility, and I’ll review my visit here in the next couple of weeks.

Mortise and Tenon, and biscuits, and all that stuff is great, but the Kreg jig really got me started quickly and making useful, nice looking work without the frustration that traditional joinery can produce. I’ve now got the time to spend learning and practicing these other forms of joinery, but can still quickly put together what needs to be done!

Thanks to the Kreg Tool Company!


-- -- "there are many good reasons to use old hand tools, but moral superiority is NOT one of them..."

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#1 posted 08-09-2010 05:17 AM

This is one opportunity where you can get screwed literally and enjoy it Congratulations on your win and my advice is get all of the sizes and styles evenly and you really can’t go wrong :)

-- Proverbs Ch:3 vs 5,6,7 Trust in the lord with all thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding but in all your ways aknowledge him and he shall direct your path

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#2 posted 08-09-2010 05:18 AM

That is such a very cool win!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#3 posted 08-09-2010 06:26 AM

Wow! That’s a lot of screws! Congratulations!

-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I

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#4 posted 08-09-2010 07:58 AM

Hey good for you, but now you are screwed….. 10,000 times over :)

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#5 posted 08-09-2010 08:38 AM

Congratulations, I think for those hilarious entries they should send a car to drive you to the guided tour. Thanks for sharing your crazy photos I enjoyed them a lot.

-- Aaron - central California "If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?"

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#6 posted 08-09-2010 11:53 AM

that´s around 1000 projects you have to post OOH-BOY you are going to be busy
congrat´s being screwed seriusly …. :-)

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#7 posted 08-09-2010 02:10 PM

Very cool! Congrats!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#8 posted 08-09-2010 02:20 PM

Wow, if you can really pick any 10,000 screws, I’d seriously consider going for the stainless ones! If you have any outdoor projects in mind, they’re the best, and they cost a small fortune. I’ve used their blue-kote ones in the past as well.

The dual-thread ones are also nice, supposed to work in a variety of woods and drive faster.

Congrats on the score! I just ordered 5000 from Amazon this morning, $70. So your prize is worth at least around 150 :).

-- Robb

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Bob Kollman

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#9 posted 08-09-2010 04:26 PM

Great story about your problems the kreg jig. Also liked the picture with you snd

the youngest wood worker in the family.

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#10 posted 08-10-2010 07:13 AM

After looking at your entry (entries), we knew you had to win. I bought 1000 Kreg screws just over three years ago, and I’m nearly halfway through them with just the tinkering around that I do. I’d need to live another 65 years to use 10,000—either that or get seriously busy!

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#11 posted 08-11-2010 05:34 AM

Oh you lucky dog… Congrates!

-- Ken, Tallahassee,FL

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