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Shopmade Flip Stops for former Kreg 2000 Pocket Hole Jig

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Project by Bricofleur posted 1572 days ago 7480 views 41 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When I saw the new Kreg Master System pocket hole jig featuring flip stops, I came up with the idea of adding these simple flip stops to my former Kreg 2000 pocket hole jig base. They simply ride on two 1/4” aluminum T-tracks.

This improved jig is great with 2 sliding flip stops on each side. 8 small blocks, T-tracks , 1”-long 1/4-20 T-bolts and wing-nuts are required. Note that I’ve rabbeted 4 of the blocks to fit in the T-tracks so they won’t spin. I also provided additional adjustable 1/4” bolts on the closest stops to the jig so I can set any distance within the jig perimeter. I used the hinges I salvaged from old router bit set boxes.

I’m very excited about this improvement that speeds up drilling pocket holes evenly. The next step will be adding the storage compartment cFurnitureGuy shared with us lately.

For more details, check this page of my website.

Best,

Serge

http://www.atelierdubricoleur.spaces.live.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com





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SCOTSMAN

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#1 posted 1572 days ago

Well done my friend works a treat and saved a few sheckles on the pocket.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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John Stegall

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#2 posted 1572 days ago

I love it. I have the same one and it is already mounted on a piece of plywood so this part should go well. I liked cFurniture Guy’s storage also but I try to keep my bits wrapped with cloth, paper, or leather to prevent dulling their edges. I really am not sure if it does, but I still keep them separate.

-- jstegall

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Bricofleur

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#3 posted 1572 days ago

John, I like your idea of preventing the edges of the bits from being nicked. Reading your lines gave me the idea of improving cFurnitureGuy’s storage compartment by adding several divisers so each bit would stay away from each other and other parts. Perhaps gluing foam dividers would be more than enough. Thank you for your testimony.

Best,

Serge

http://www.atelierdubricoleur.spaces.live.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#4 posted 1572 days ago

nicely done… this looks like a great improvement on the Kreg system…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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Ken90712

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#5 posted 1571 days ago

Great idea and love this quick set-up. The adjustable blocks ensure the correct spacing on every piece. How accurate and often are the numbers you have indexed? As always Very Well Done!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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bigike

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#6 posted 1571 days ago

cool very nice idea!

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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Bricofleur

1118 posts in 1797 days


#7 posted 1571 days ago

Ken, the indexed numbers are accurate from either outside edges of the jig. Since this Kreg jig has three holes, I arbitrarily choosen this option. If the jig would have had only one hole, I would have indexed the numbers from it.

Best,

Serge

http://www.atelierdubricoleur.spaces.live.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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ohwoodeye

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#8 posted 1569 days ago

Good idea especially if it works well. One of my favorite things about pocket hole drilling is that they don’t have to be equally spaced if they aren’t going to be seen…...therefore they can be made quickly. In this case, they still can be made quickly and spaced evenly. Sounds like a win-win situation here.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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Robb

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#9 posted 1569 days ago

I love it! I’m always spending extra time eyeballing where the holes go – this is a great idea. I agree with Mike above, they don’t matter where they don’t show, but the obsessive-compulsive in me always looks for symmetry.

-- Robb

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Bob_M

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#10 posted 22 days ago

It doesn’t matter how good the tool is to begin with, there’s always room for improvement.
Your version is one off the great ones my friend. Well done.

-- Bob

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