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Project by BGW posted 11-29-2012 01:08 PM 4192 views 26 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Threw this together last night after getting some inspiration from my fellow woodworkers. Instead of a hinged lift door I decided on a drawer since I already spent money on the screw kit. I’m currently working on a loft bed similar to one posted several months back, and I’m using the heck out of this jig.

-- Bob, Indiana, "Well done is better than well said." -Ben Franklin http://www.bgwconstructionllc.com/





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workerinwood

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#1 posted 11-29-2012 01:46 PM

Nice job!! I need one.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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BinghamtonEd

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#2 posted 11-29-2012 02:12 PM

That’s a great looking kreg station. The drawer is nice because it lets you access the box’s contents while the top is in use. Real functional, really well executed. One thing that may add some usability is to add workpiece supports (just a couple pieces of ply level with the kreg jig) on the two pieces that extend past the bottom of the box. You could drill holes, put in some threaded inserts, and that would allow you to put the supports on when needed. When you don’t need them, they’d store away nicely in that drawer of yours.

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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BGW

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#3 posted 11-29-2012 02:17 PM

That’s a great idea, BinghamtonEd. I have one support, but wasn’t sure how I wanted to fasten it on. Your idea of threaded inserts is exactly what I think I want to do because I won’t want it to be permanent. I literally spent about an hour on it using scrap wood (that’s why the base and sides are birch plywood, the top is leftover White Melamine, and the drawer is 1×3 MDF trim – with 1/4” cherry plywood floor).

-- Bob, Indiana, "Well done is better than well said." -Ben Franklin http://www.bgwconstructionllc.com/

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MT_Stringer

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#4 posted 11-29-2012 06:28 PM

Here is my jig. My support extensions are permanent. I hang mine on the wall when not in use.
Hope this helps.
Mike
Overview

Micro jig in place

Stored

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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BGW

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#5 posted 11-29-2012 06:51 PM

Mike,
Thanks for the post. I like that and may do the same thing. Do you find the ruler’s useful? I have a ruler on my assembly table and seldom use it, but when I do it’s very useful.

-- Bob, Indiana, "Well done is better than well said." -Ben Franklin http://www.bgwconstructionllc.com/

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scarpenter002

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#6 posted 11-29-2012 07:44 PM

Nice home for your Kreg Jig. Thanks for sharing Bob.

-- Scott in Texas

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Ken90712

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#7 posted 11-29-2012 10:34 PM

Nice job! I need to make one these…

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

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Grumpymike

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#8 posted 11-29-2012 11:38 PM

Nice jigs you guys … Now I must go back into the shop to revamp my jig … thanks for the ideas

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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MT_Stringer

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#9 posted 11-29-2012 11:41 PM

@BGW – it helps to mark the the holes when I haven’t premarked them. I could do or do without the ruler.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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cutworm

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#10 posted 11-30-2012 12:55 AM

Nice work.

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

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BGW

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#11 posted 11-30-2012 02:14 AM

I’d say the table is a success. Knocked this rail for a loft bed I’m building out in about 30mins.

-- Bob, Indiana, "Well done is better than well said." -Ben Franklin http://www.bgwconstructionllc.com/

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bowtie

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#12 posted 11-30-2012 01:34 PM

Well done, another project to add to my ” gotta make one ” list

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru.... cccedar.com

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PKFF

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#13 posted 05-26-2013 12:50 AM

You should install some extensions on either side. That will stabilize you work piece better. When you do, put a fence to match the Kreg jig upright part. I made mine similar to MT_stringer’s but it is made of MDF and has a fence as mentioned. Makes panel work a lot easier. 15” on either side did the trick.

-- "If you put your best effort forward today, you won't have to re-do it tomorrow"

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Jokker78

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#14 posted 01-11-2014 11:50 PM

I hook my Craig jig to my small shop vac, it helps with keeping down on the mess

-- Measure once, cut , measure again, cut and damn its still to short

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