|Project by Chris McDowell||posted 02-02-2013 11:29 PM||14078 views||17 times favorited||8 comments|
I had enough cash given to me for Christmas that I decided to get a Kreg Jig. I had seen some people put them on a base and decided I wanted to do that as well. After looking at a few on Lumberjocks I decided on a simple one with added support for longer pieces.
The base of the Kreg jig is 1”, but I didn’t have anything that would fit. All I had that was more than an inch thick was this scrap wood:
I just had to figure out how I was going to get straight, square 1” pieces out of this. I don’t have a planer or jointer or anything, so I decided to try to mill it down on the tablesaw. I just ran one side against the fence, then flipped it over and ran the other side. I just kept doing this until I ended up with as straight and a square board as I could. I guess it worked OK. I ended up with these 2 pieces for the supports:
I used a $3 Christmas tree plywood base from Home Depot, cut it to size, and screwed the jig to it after putting a small chamfer around the whole top to break the edges:
I was going to screw the supports down, but broke the bit I was using to pre-drill, so I just glued them:
I want to add on a small drawer for storing the drill bits and such for the Kreg jig, but I don’t have any wood to do that with yet. Maybe later.
If you’re not looking for anything fancy, this is super simple to make. I only used half of the Christmas tree base, so cost for this simple project was a buck fifty.