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Project by MT_Stringer posted 07-13-2012 06:58 AM 4810 views 12 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I made this jig – sled several months ago. It works great. I had a hard time getting the extension tables level with the Kreg jig. I needed a shim, so I used several of my photography business cards. :-)

I looked around the garage for something I could use to store the bits…and there it was …my tackle box! I won’t ever miss that little plastic box.

I recently bought the new Kreg Micro pocket hole jig. It is temporarily mounted to the board with a screw. Note: It fits my jig perfectly.

The jig hangs on the pegboard ready to go at a moments notice.

It ain’t very pretty, but it works for me.
Mike

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas





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Ken90712

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#1 posted 07-13-2012 07:59 AM

Nice job, I can see that it is very functional. Well done

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

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#2 posted 07-13-2012 11:47 AM

Excuse me for asking, but it looks like you merely attached the Kreg jig to a piece of plywood then attached the two other boards to the sides to prevent the (2×4?) from sliding side to side. But what if you wanted to use a much wider or long board and drill a series of holes along it’s length? And what purpose to the rulers serve? Just curious because your desription doesn’t explain much.

-- Just a man with his chisel.........

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#3 posted 07-13-2012 12:19 PM

I think he mentioned that the supports are level with the kreg jig, so longer boards can still be used. I would use the rulers for approximation of the length from the edge of the board to where the hole would be.

-- Crashn - the only thing I make more of than sawdust is mistakes

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#4 posted 07-13-2012 12:35 PM

Gotchya….The pics made it look like they just held the 2×4 from sliding side to side. My bad!

-- Just a man with his chisel.........

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#5 posted 07-13-2012 01:02 PM

I just screwed my Kreg jig to a piece of plywood..I like what you have done to improve on that by adding the shimmed side supports. The tape is a great idea to help evenly distribute the pocket holes along a part if you don’t have them marked out before hand(like I always do). I have the standard Kreg setup like yours..does the new micro jig fit in the standard bench jig? You should invest in the dust collection shroud that fits on the back of the stand…it works great at removing chips and actually the suction helps keep parts against the jig.

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#6 posted 07-13-2012 02:55 PM

I built something very similar when I got my master kreg system. We also made a block to hold the other end of really long panels to the same height. The vac attachment is great. We hook a tiny cheap shop vac to it and the bit stays clear, hole drilled in one plunge, no more in and out to clear the bit.
Nice touch with the tape measures !

-- Fine Custom Woodwork since 1978

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MT_Stringer

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#7 posted 07-14-2012 12:57 AM

I took a couple more pics. I will post them later tonight.

Yes the micro jig fits

The two wings allow you to move a board along and keep it level with the jig. The rulers are just an approximate from the center hole in the Kreg jig. Makes it easy to mark as you go.

I need to check into the vac attachment.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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crashn

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#8 posted 07-14-2012 01:35 AM

I agree that the vac attach works great. Gets nearly all the chips and helps to keep the base of the jig clean so that your work piece lays flat on the surface of the jig.

-- Crashn - the only thing I make more of than sawdust is mistakes

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woodworkerscott

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#9 posted 07-14-2012 02:53 AM

Pretty cool. Glad to see your using a DeWalt drill…gotta love ‘em.
Thanks fro posting.

-- " 'woodworker'.....it's a good word, an honest word." - Sam Maloof

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MT_Stringer

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#10 posted 07-14-2012 05:04 AM

@Woodworkerscott – thanks. That little drill is a workhorse even though it is only 9.6 volt.

Here are a few pics I took this afternoon. Sorry for the late reply.
This is another view.

Here is the Micro jig.

Here is a close up of an example of marking the board at 4 inch intervals (using the ruler as a guide).

My sled hangs on the pegboard ready for action at a moments notice. :-)

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#11 posted 07-24-2012 01:16 AM

Nice! Thanks for sharing. I think I’ll give it a try with my jig.

-- bhagg, Palmyra, NJ

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