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I built this last winter using the Kreg pocket system. This jig is great!!! even for a novice

materials from Lowes … learning how measure and cut square was my learning experience. I have since made 3

more workbenches and the joins are super strong. will try my luck with picture frames next

more will be revealed

-- KOOG plan today...survive tommorow

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#1 posted 03-29-2012 12:44 PM

Well done! Welcome to LJ’s

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#2 posted 03-29-2012 12:53 PM

This is a great workbench. I need you to make me one of these. Very good job and welcome to the projects page.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#3 posted 03-29-2012 12:54 PM

I do like the Pocket Hole Jig! Nice bench.

-- Chris K

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#4 posted 03-29-2012 01:46 PM

Welcome and well done looks solid!

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

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#5 posted 03-29-2012 04:45 PM

All of us started simple and worked our way up. It can be come addicting.
The Kreg pocket system is very helpful in a lot of situations. For something like this I would have suggested using lap joints which would be even stronger.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#6 posted 03-29-2012 09:48 PM

Atta boy, Koog. You got started…the hardest part of any worthwhile adventure. And your result was a handsome work table any of us would be proud of. Congratulations, and thanks for posting.

-- "Life's nonsense pierces us with strange relation." Wallace Stevens

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#7 posted 03-29-2012 10:07 PM

That turned out great

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#8 posted 03-30-2012 01:42 AM

Looks like a solid workbench that’ll serve you well!

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#9 posted 03-30-2012 02:14 AM

Outstanding Job Koog! Soon you’ll be posting even fancier stuff and making us all look bad.

Great first project!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#10 posted 03-30-2012 02:28 AM

That looks like the same bench I made with my Kreg system when I got it.

-- --- Richard Jackson

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#11 posted 03-30-2012 05:37 AM

Nice looking bench! My next purchase is the kreg system. Seems like a must have tool to have around the shop.
Enjoy working on that new bench!! Welcome to LJ’s and thanks for posting.

-- If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play.

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#12 posted 03-30-2012 05:41 AM

Very nice work.

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#13 posted 03-31-2012 01:03 AM

Very well done.looks great…shinju

-- enjoy, be well and enjoy life with all around you

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#14 posted 03-31-2012 08:51 AM

Very Nice Project! Thanks For posting!

-- Don't Worry About What People Think! They Don't Do It Very Often Anyway!

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#15 posted 04-06-2012 04:56 AM

A very fine way to start out by building a bench so that you can build other things. All you need now is a vise. Nice job.

-- John, Phoenix-AZ

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