|Project by Ken Fitzpatrick||posted 02-16-2012 12:24 AM||5248 views||22 times favorited||16 comments|
Now that our shop is pretty much re-done, I figured it was time to start making all those little projects I have wanted over the years. This one is for my Kreg Jig. I think I got the plans off their site. As usual, I wasn’t satisfied with the size of the drawer so I doubled it from 2 1/2” to 5” high.
As you can see from picture 5, and 6 I wasn’t really satisfied with the inside of the drawer setup so I went ahead and put some dividers in as well as a little shelf for the drill bits and drivers.
As an unexpected plus, changing the drawer height raised the top just enough that I don’t have to lean over putting strain on my back. I bet you all know what I mean when you are working on something that is just a little too low and your back starts to act up. At the height I changed it to I can stand straight and drill my holes. The larger drawer gives me pleanty of room to store my extra clamps and what nots that seem to multiply when you buy accessories.
The wings on the bottom piece are meant as a means to clamp it to your work surface but I found that with the extra large drawer it is just heavy enough to sit and stay on its own. They recommend a hole for the drawer pull, but I think I’m going to add the same type of handle that the plans call for on the wings to lift and move it. It will keep sawdust out of the drawer as long as I remember to shut it before I drill.
Hope it gives someone an idea to organize their pocket screw jig tools. Next up I’m going to build a work center for my dovetail jig. It’s a lot like this project but a little more precise since you have a lot of threaded inserts to work with the different parts of the center. I’ll be sure to post so you can see how it comes out.
Thanks for looking. I love this site, it has inspired me in many ways to get things done and try new projects. Thanks for all the inspiration.
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