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Project by Jeison posted 05-09-2017 04:48 AM 1335 views 11 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Got the idea for this out of an article in a woodworking magazine, so can’t take credit for the design, but very happy with the result.

Used some spare 3/4” particleboard (base, top, long sides) and 1/2” plywood (long and short dividers) laying around, pretty much just dado and glued, nothing fancy, the small dividers I left loose. Blocks on top are some MDF and hardboard to being it even with the kreg jig for long pieces.

Whole thing is about 12” deep and 20” wide, base is a little wider to give me room to clamp it down and hang it up. Plenty of storage for the drill, bits, little accessories, and screws. I had some magnets I salvaged from an old entertainment center I scrapped I was going to use, but since i wanted to hang it up out of the way I didn’t trust them to keep it closed, think I may add a second clasp to secure it (I figured the particleboard was strong enough for the base and sides, but in hindsight, its NOT so good for screwing the clasps and hinges into, sometimes using up scrap backfires haha)

-- - 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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Rich

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#1 posted 05-09-2017 05:04 AM

That’s very creative, and clearly improves the usefulness of the Kreg jig. I did something similar to augment my JessEm doweling jig for use making face frames, even down to the trays for storing the parts.

Thanks for sharing. Great work.

-- No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.

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#2 posted 05-09-2017 01:51 PM

This is a nice setup and will be great in the shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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GR8HUNTER

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#3 posted 05-09-2017 02:34 PM

good idea …...... mines still in the box it came in LOL …........GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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Dwain

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#4 posted 05-09-2017 03:24 PM

I love it! I just used my Kreg jig this weekend and it’s parts are all over the garage. Now it’s 15 minutes to find everything and 10 minutes to fit it in that darn small cardboard box. This is going on my list of projects! Thanks for sharing. I do have one question. Is it heavy to life with all that particle board?

Great job and again, thanks for sharing.

-- When you earnestly believe you can compensate for a lack of skill by doubling your efforts, there is no end to what you CAN'T do

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redtail

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#5 posted 05-09-2017 03:29 PM

Nice job. I may have to steal this idea.

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#6 posted 05-09-2017 05:05 PM

Nice job. Thanks for sharing this idea. I may have to do the same.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#7 posted 05-09-2017 11:34 PM

That is exactly like the one I built 2 years ago. I think mine is about 8” longer. I put 2 brass 4” handles at the balance point of the lid to make it easy to move. It’s quite heavy with all the clamps and screws inside. My Kreg model has the handle on the front. I prefer it that way if I want do a wide board I don’t have to reach around to set the clamp. That’s probably because mine is an older model than yours.
Yours looks very good. It makes it handy to take it out of the shop with every thing you need.
It’s just has the same design as mine. Great minds huh? Thanks for sharing it with everyone.

-- R. Smith Central Iowa

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