|Project by Odiferous||posted 07-18-2012 01:53 AM||3251 views||15 times favorited||10 comments|
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.