Pocket Hole Workstation

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Project by horky posted 08-27-2014 01:33 PM 7176 views 48 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Pulled the plug and made one of these. From the current issue of Shopnotes.
A couple of notes:
  • plans are based on the new K5 model. If you have a K3 model like I do, the riser block height and spacing has to be adjusted
  • the drawer width in the plans is a little to narrow for the opening and leaves excess slop. I recut for better fit
  • the drawer height is too shallow to allow for the portable drill guide holder to fit in the drawer. I did not realize this until after the fact so I just clamp it in the K3 during storage.

Other than that, a fun project. Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 08-27-2014 01:46 PM

That is a really nice design. Looks like it work very well.

-- Chris K

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#2 posted 08-27-2014 02:22 PM

I was intrigued when I saw that in Shop Notes, especially the fold up sides.
Looks like you “nailed it”.

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#3 posted 08-27-2014 02:23 PM

Nice work. This will be a great addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 08-27-2014 04:23 PM

turned out very nice, great job

-- steve, simple and effective

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#5 posted 08-27-2014 05:28 PM

It will be nice to have all your pocket jig accessories in one place and its portable.
Well done.

-- Brad, Texas,

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#6 posted 08-27-2014 06:35 PM

Nicely done project.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#7 posted 08-27-2014 06:59 PM

I have seen a lot of pocket hole jigs posted here, but this one really caught my eye. Best design yet. It is now at the top of the projects list.

Nicely executed. And thanks for the mod notes for us K3 owners. I as you found out would not have discovered the needed changes till after the fact.


-- I'm not old. Just "well seasoned".

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#8 posted 08-27-2014 08:11 PM

I want one!

-- Chem, Central California

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#9 posted 08-27-2014 08:18 PM

I love it. now I have to have one.

-- Every day in another opportunity to create something great.

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#10 posted 08-27-2014 09:45 PM

This is a great and clever design. Hum, almost unbeatable ! It’s nice that you were able to resize it. Thanks.



-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. --

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#11 posted 08-28-2014 12:14 AM

Great looking pocket screw workstation! I’ll bet you’ll get a lot of good use out of it!

-- Dean

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#12 posted 08-28-2014 01:14 AM

the best one I’ve seen yet!

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#13 posted 08-28-2014 08:14 AM

That is really cool and going on my “To do” list. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#14 posted 08-28-2014 03:30 PM

does it have a can opener on it too?

-- Remember, Jesus was a carpenter.

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#15 posted 08-29-2014 05:10 AM

I seen it in the new shop notes and thought it a great plan. Thanks for heads up on the k3/k5 difference, will keep that in mind when I get around to making.

-- "....put that handsaw to work and make it earn its keep. - summerfi" <==< JuStiN >==>=->

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