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Project by BGW posted 502 days ago 3501 views 24 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 502 days ago

Nice job!! I need one.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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BinghamtonEd

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#2 posted 502 days ago

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 502 days ago

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 502 days ago

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 502 days ago

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 502 days ago

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

-- Scott in Texas

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Ken90712

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#7 posted 502 days ago

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 502 days ago

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.

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MT_Stringer

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#9 posted 502 days ago

@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 502 days ago

Nice work.

-- "Actions speak louder than words but not nearly as often." - Mark Twain

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BGW

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#11 posted 502 days ago

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 501 days ago

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 325 days ago

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 94 days ago

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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