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Mini Kreg Storage Jig

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Project by Odiferous posted 07-18-2012 01:53 AM 3408 views 15 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I don’t have enough experience (i.e. none) to pick a side in the pocket-hole religious debate, but I saw so many recommendations that the Mini Kreg kit was well worth 20 bucks that I had to get one. After using it for the first time, however, I immediately doubted my ability to keep the pieces protected and together. I also knew that I could keep the instruction sheet with the stop collar measurements safe…but I’m really not going to want to run into the house and rummage through the file cabinet to find it.

Thus I pulled out sketch-up and drilled out a block to each of the three stop depths, and made holes for all the other bits. Now I can just drop the step-bit in a hole and tighten down the collar without having to pull out a caliper. I included the transparency slide so you can see the other two holes under the jig slot.

Rediculously simple, but it’s nice to finish something quickly, and without even a trip to the hardware store. And even a little practice with the chisels—gonna need a lot more.





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ksSlim

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#1 posted 07-18-2012 02:45 AM

Great solution to an age old challenge.

-- Sawdust and shavings are therapeutic

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AKAndrew

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#2 posted 07-18-2012 06:21 AM

That’s some good thinking

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#3 posted 07-18-2012 09:21 AM

Nice job and should serve you well.

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

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#4 posted 07-18-2012 10:48 AM

Very cool. I’m sure you started something with this one. Nice job!

-- Dan, Virginia Beach

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#5 posted 07-18-2012 11:04 AM

That’s an awesome idea.

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IndianJoe

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#6 posted 07-18-2012 12:55 PM

love it good thinking

-- Nimkee** Joe

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#7 posted 07-18-2012 05:41 PM

That is genious, well done.

-- I never finish anyth

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#8 posted 07-18-2012 07:52 PM

Simple but very functional, well done. Might have to borrow this since I also have the same dilemma

-- Ben from IL

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#9 posted 07-18-2012 11:48 PM

Keeping components together is half the battle !
Nice job.

-- Eric, central Florida

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#10 posted 07-19-2012 11:49 PM

Well thought and build!

Best,

Serge

http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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