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Kreg Jig Platform with Storage

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Project by NiteWalker posted 480 days ago 2263 views 11 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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After using a platform of MDF for a while for my kreg K3 jig (I’m glad I got one before they discontinued it for the rear clamping K4), it was getting pretty beat up, and the screws holding the kreg jig in place were starting to loosen and strip out from being banged around the shop. So I had a free afternoon in the shop and I decided to upgrade it.

It’s made entirely out of baltic birch plywood. 3/4” for the base, 2 pieces of 3/4” laminated then trimmed to thickness for the material support platforms. I also took the time to add some storage holes for the drill bit, hex wrench and two driver bits. It’s nice to have everything on hand in the same spot when I use the jig for a quick project. It’s not too big either; 15” long x 9 1/4” wide. Small enough to be easily stored and transported but big enough to handle pretty big work pieces.

The 1 1/2” wide material supports are just screwed on, but the big change is the kreg jig mounting; I used #8 machine screws with the bottom of the platform counterbored for the hex nut and washers. Probably overkill, but now I know for sure the jig will never loosen unless I intend it to.

I drilled a 1/2” hole for hanging, used my corner radius jig to knock the corners off and gave the edges a light sanding and it’s ready for work.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.





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darinS

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#1 posted 480 days ago

Looks like a very useful platform. I like how you added the storage holes and I bet they make it that much easier to use since everything is in one spot. Thanks for sharing it with us.

-- If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you!

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ThorinOakenshield

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#2 posted 479 days ago

I made material supports for my pocket hole jig too!
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/83801

-- -Thorin Oakenshield, King Under the Mountain

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NiteWalker

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#3 posted 479 days ago

Yours was actually the one I saw (and the other links posted within) that got me to think about my kreg jig base again.

The PC pocket hole jig looks nifty.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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