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Kreg jig workstation

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Project by TimTucker posted 01-12-2016 05:57 PM 1160 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here was my weekend project: turning an old sewing machine desk that was being thrown out into a workstation for my kreg jig.

I attached the jig to a removable base and then used a set of jobs and screws to attach it to the sewing machine platform. 2×4s on the bottom of the base ensure there’s enough clearance to comfortably operate the clamp for the jig.

There was a small flap over the back of the sewing machine platform that would have been in the way of the jig. That got attached to the side of the desk as a support for the longer fold out top.

Everything is on a sheet of scrap 3/4 plywood with a set of casters underneath to easily move things around.

Drawers hold most of my kreg clamps and jig parts, but are a little too short to fit the kreg XL clamps.





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wmgworks

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#1 posted 01-12-2016 09:02 PM

Awesome idea! Does the jig sink far enough int o the table that you could fold the leaves up again and use it as a workstation for something else if you needed to?

-- Butchering wood since 2015

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#2 posted 01-12-2016 09:38 PM

Yes—if you look at the attached photos you should be able to see one of the jig folded down and another of the tops closed and side support folded in.

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#3 posted 01-12-2016 09:51 PM



Yes—if you look at the attached photos you should be able to see one of the jig folded down and another of the tops closed and side support folded in.

- TimTucker


You’re right. I totally see it now. Love seeing these kids of builds

-- Butchering wood since 2015

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#4 posted 01-13-2016 01:48 PM

cool idea and repurposing

-- bkseitz, Washington "if everything is going well, you've obviously overlooked something"

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#5 posted 01-13-2016 03:34 PM

One of the things that’s been interesting as I’ve looked for tools at estate sales is that the ratio of repurposed furniture to custom built shop storage seems much higher than you see around here.

I’ve seen lots of tools in dressers and file cabinets and old desks used as workstations. Most shop fixtures I see that are custom made have few embellishing details and tend to be made from unfinished 3/4 plywood.

This is my second major repurposing of furniture in my shop, the first being an end table on casters used as a drill press stand. (will likely post that once I get around to making a drill press table and add some knows to the stand)

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