|Project by The Box Whisperer||posted 02-23-2013 05:48 PM||8168 views||37 times favorited||13 comments|
When I first used a portable kreg pocket hole jig, I knew it was for me. But with the type of work I was using it for (repeat), I knew I had to go with a bench mounted setup. As I always do, I looked at every kreg setup on here (THANKS GUYS!!!), took the ideas I liked, came up with a few of my own and went to work.
I really like the way a lot of the guys on here incorperated storage, but I really wanted something to sit flush with my bench. My shop is small, so I have to use every bit of it as efficiently as possible. Then it occured to me that I could have everything flush with the bench, and get the storage, if the storage was inside the bench itself.
The movable MDF tabs for custom storage was stolen from here. It holds all my kreg and pocket hole stuff, while the lid hangs nicely on a french cleat. Once Ive got what I need, I throw the top back on, it sits flush with the kreg jig and Im good to go. The top is 3/4 birch ply, the innards are pine and MDF. Very simple setup, very useful for me.
One tip Id give to anyone using a bench mounted kreg, would be to say that as great as it works, it works much better with proper dust/chip collection in place.
Any and all feedback is welcome.
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