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Mex-a-Kreg Jig

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Project by Legorreto posted 08-24-2014 06:01 PM 1290 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

South-Rio Bravo is very hard to find some of the greatest tools, jigs and modern options to make woodworking easier; or there are very few and expensive options. The Kreg Jigs collection is one of these examples.

I got my Mini Kreg form my sister who brought this one from USA last year and has been an invaluable helper during this time. I am actually building a screen door for my front entrance and this has been a great occasion to show its efficiency in my shop, but is small and hard do manage on the workbench, so, after some research and lots of trials and errors I finally came out with this design of a simple but efficient version of K5 Kreg Jig.. or Mex-a-Kreg as I named it… =))

Anyway….

The jig is made out of pine scrap and some plywood. It is only made by a flat piece of aprox 10×35 cm (4×13 in) aprox, then a couple of little scraps to make the MiniKreg holder. It’s all held by glue and screws. This was made to fit exactly. I had some hard time trying to fit as much precisely as I could because the Mini has some beveled sides that you need to size in order to assure proper and straight drillings on ¾ lumber. The Kreg Jig can be removed and fit back with minimum effort just making sure I align it back again carefully.

So finally I put it to the test and got perfect pocket holes form it to make the frame of the screen door (to be published later) and saved me lot of time.

Hope someone find this useful and improves the design although it is very simple and efficient, you must manually calculate the height of the location of the jig according to wood thickness.

-- When life turns back on you... sit down and drink Tequila





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steve_in_ohio

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#1 posted 08-24-2014 06:43 PM

simple and effective, great job

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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clieb91

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#2 posted 08-24-2014 07:47 PM

Nice retrofitting. It shall serve you well I am sure.

CtL

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Grumpymike

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#3 posted 08-24-2014 09:53 PM

Nice jig, I like my mini, and the K-5 also. how creative you are, I’m impressed.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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