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Kreg Pocket Hole Jig/ Storage

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Project by cFurnitureGuy posted 03-23-2010 02:04 AM 12914 views 141 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is one of those 1 hour projects made with scrap materials! I decided to make a base to mount my Kreg Pocket Hole Jig that would help support wider boards while i am drilling. Plus i wanted to be able to hang it on the wall out of the way. So here is the result of my “Design on the Fly” project…. To keep all the tools and bits together in one place so i added a small storage compartment. I could have made it alot wider but i wanted to keep it somewhat compact!

The last pic shows it hanging on the wall.

Tell me what you think!

-- Justin, Savannah,Ga





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#1 posted 03-23-2010 02:05 AM

Very Clever…I like it very much…I may have to borrow that idea to save some space in my house (shop)

Grub

-- Science Teacher by Day, Wood Butcher by Night!!

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#2 posted 03-23-2010 02:07 AM

Great Lookin Job

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#3 posted 03-23-2010 02:09 AM

This is an excellent idea … Thanks!

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#4 posted 03-23-2010 02:26 AM

I have a kreg jig and mounted it on a board and hang it on the wall when not in use. Your idea of the storage compartment is very good. My bits and accessories are in a drawer and not as convenient as your idea.

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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#5 posted 03-23-2010 02:28 AM

Yes, consider this one on the borrowed list. I really like the simplicity of this.

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#6 posted 03-23-2010 02:28 AM

Nice one Justin! The compartment ups it another notch as everything is right at hand when you pull this down from the wall to use. Great idea…nice execution.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#7 posted 03-23-2010 02:33 AM

Brilliant! Love it.

-- But honey.. this new power tool will pay for itself when we re-do the kitchen!

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#8 posted 03-23-2010 02:44 AM

Great idea. I too like the addition of the storage compartment. I currently have mine mounted to a board and the bits are in the smaller storage case. May have to re-engineer.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#9 posted 03-23-2010 02:48 AM

Great idea Justin. I just purchased my first Kreg K3 this weekend. Excited to use it. I never thought about the idea of creating a wide base for larger boards. Thank you for the tip. Excellent project.

-- Measure, cut, curse, repeat.

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#10 posted 03-23-2010 02:51 AM

Wonderful concept and build. Good job.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#11 posted 03-23-2010 03:04 AM

Awesome idea. Will replicate this for myself.

-- Paul Ciura (McHenry, IL) http://www.paulciura.com

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#12 posted 03-23-2010 03:15 AM

Great idea and I think I will do something similar. Thanks for the inspiration.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#13 posted 03-23-2010 03:42 AM

very nice…. I’ll have to use this ides for mine….

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#14 posted 03-23-2010 03:45 AM

That is actually a very good idea Justin! I bought the master Kreg kit a few weeks ago. I mounted it to a long board for its first use, but took it back off and into its storage case when done. Mainly so that all the other parts to it would be in one place. Your idea for the installed storage solves that. Love it.

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#15 posted 03-23-2010 03:55 AM

THAT Is an epic idea :D I LOVE the idea of keeping the special drill/driver bits with the jig also!

After I get a drill press a kreg jig was next on my list, I have a few projects in mind something like this would be perfect for! You get +10 internets!!

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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