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Kreg Pocket-hole Jig Base plus Storage

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Project by vrice posted 12-25-2011 09:23 PM 43368 views 78 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, Santa brought me a new Kreg Jig Master System. I’ve been wanting to get my hands on one of these for quite some time. The first thing I wanted to do was build a base for this thing. I checked LJ and also the Kreg web site. I found an example on the Kreg site that that most suited my needs. (Gotta join the site) I made some mods to the design involving the material stops. The stop that comes with the Master system is a bit cheesy if you ask me. Plus you only get one. So I added the runners on either side of the jig that both provide a flush platform for wide stock and has a T-slot with a stop block on each side of the jig. Took me all of an hour, from standing start to finish, to put this together with pocket holes. Nice. I put 0.75” hole on each side that fits over bench dogs so I can clamp this thing down using my bench tail vise. Can’t wait to find some other good pocket hole projects. I’ll be checking LJ.

-- Vic Rice





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Don Carrier

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#1 posted 12-25-2011 09:29 PM

Great Job! I love my Kreg system.

-- Don

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#2 posted 12-26-2011 01:25 AM

Very slick set up. I love it!!!................Jim

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MontanaBob

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#3 posted 12-26-2011 04:23 AM

That is one great idea…I use my Kreg system all the time, I just made the wife some end tables for Xmas using the Kreg system.

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#4 posted 12-26-2011 04:25 AM

now you know the shocking truth of the kreg system and why it belongs in fine woodworking IMHO . it is true the shakers used up to date tools on everything they made they would have loved the kreg jig. I would give up so many of my prized tools before i would give up my kreg jig master system .

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#5 posted 12-26-2011 08:08 AM

Nice. I’ve been looking for something that would work with my Kreg System. What are your overall dimensions? Have to be able to store it in my cabinets! Good job and thanks for the inspiration.

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.

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#6 posted 12-26-2011 08:12 AM

This is such a great tool.
I like the idea of having the jig and the storage all together.
I built a storage compartment for mine as well.
I like the runners with the t slot. It’s giving me something to think about.
Good job.

-- I'm a Fungi --

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vrice

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#7 posted 12-26-2011 05:48 PM

Thanks for all the encouraging comments.
Cranesgonewild, I did see your project and liked it. The main reason I went with this design was I didn’t have the piano hinge (or any other small set of hinges). It was Xmas day, nothng was open and I was in a hurry to BUILD SOMETHING. The dimensions of the base are 28×11 x 0.75. Regarding storage, I chose to hang it on the wall.

-- Vic Rice

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#8 posted 12-26-2011 05:54 PM

Very cool project.

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#9 posted 12-26-2011 08:40 PM

I got the Same system but haven’t made a storage box for it. Very nice and thanks for pointing out all the improvements. I need to build something like that.

-- Pie

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#10 posted 12-27-2011 12:31 AM

Very nice jig/project, added to my favorites!

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#11 posted 01-04-2012 11:03 PM

the plans for this and over 25 other projects are in the kreg user forum it is a great little site its not lj but it is cool and full of plans if you cant find it pm me i have the pdf for the box

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#12 posted 01-04-2012 11:08 PM

Vic;

Very well done. The Kreg PH jig is one of my favorite tools and find more and more uses for PH joinery all the time.

Thanks for sharing.

Good Luck!

-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas

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#13 posted 01-09-2012 03:52 PM

slick idea. everything pocket-hole related, right at your fingertips. very nicely done

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#14 posted 01-09-2012 05:01 PM

I just have mine fastened to a piece of plywood that’s probably about 10” x 16”. It all fits in one of my drawers along with all of the other Kreg stuff except for the screws. When ever I need it I just pull it out and clamp it to a table with c clamps. You did a nice job on that.

helluvawreck

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#15 posted 01-16-2012 06:44 PM

Great setup. I see your jig was made with pocket holes. I bet it would have been nice to have the jig to make the jig… but if you had it then you would not need to make it… I’ve gone cross-eyed. LOL

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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