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WileyHunter
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 1:43 pm    Post subject: Got a new toy! Reply with quote

While I've been waiting for the snow to melt, and the cold to pass enough so I can do my woodworking outside as much as possible, I've been trying to decide what kind of joints to use on the projects in the lineup.

I located the wood to make the hTBH that is on the project list this spring, however the side material is 1" x 8" so one thing I needed to do is butt two together and rip down to 10" width. I'm not a huge fan of biscuits (unless they're covered in gravy), so here I am searching for another solution!

Well I found it!!! Check out this jig which I believe will be the answer to not only my end joints, but also helping me to make the proper width side boards. http://www.kregtool.com/Kreg-Jigreg-Mini-Prodview.html

I really would've preferred to gotten one of the higher end kits, but since income is limited ATM I'm happy with this. Besides, this one is maybe a little better for some of the thicker stock woods. I had seen Kregs demonstrated live at a seminar awhile back, but hadn't given much thought until I went looking for a dowel jig.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks... interesting. Can you explain how it works? Or rather, how you intend to use it?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They have some good videos on their site that demo it, prolly better than I can explain it. Basically, it lets you drill thru at an angle that will draw the two pieces together tightly. Originally used for making the faces of cabinets, but leave it to the creativity and ingenuity of those who needed it, it has expanded in its uses.

I intend on laying the two planks side by side and drawing them together with this, as they are doing with the joints. Probably putting a screw every six inches? May have to alternate direction and sides. Once I get one done, I'll post pictures. Could get one of my kids to take pics throughout the process.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

biobee wrote:
Looks... interesting. Can you explain how it works? Or rather, how you intend to use it?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ca1_aRRF17Q
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