Folks I am new to this group but have been playing around with
woodworking for awhile and just recently was given a Kreg Pocket Hole
Jig. I am a 64 year old grandfather laid off from my job of 35 years
and raising two grandkids so I am on a very limited income. I am
interested in the Kreg Project CD and was wondering if anyone had
purchased it and what they thought of it. I do not have money to waste
so I am looking for advice from you experienced woodowrkers whether or
not this is something I should try and purchase. Thanks guys for your
help and allowing me to be part of yuour group.
I am betting that you can find information on the jig at the local library
and or searching Google. The jig is simple to use, I'd suggest
experimenting and practicing. I have been using the Kreg jig for 10 + years
and did not know a CD existed.
Leon, they give away the CD (DVD?) showing how to use it - or at least
they used to. What the OP is referring to is one showing projects that
can be made using the jig.
I haven't watched it so don't know if it's worth the money or not.
I've got the Kreg " Trim Carpentry" DVD and it's aimed squarely at the
on-site bloke going round tarting places up after the plasterers have moved
on. Interesting but not really hobbyist stuff.
I only heard about PH stuff fairly recently when a friend showed me some
stuff he had done, I tried it and was immediately and completely hooked.
With certain reservations,, this is the best thing since sliced bread.
At the time, I found this book useful.
The Pocket Hole Drilling Jig Project Book
The projects are beginner friendly. and have full drawings and stock cutting
info and yet are "basic building block" technique teachers that you can
mutate into just about anything you like. The whole technique can really be
summed up simply though - cut everything square, clamp components TIGHTLY
together on a flat table before screwing.
Save the money for the DVD and if you haven't already got one, buy a cheap
'lectric mitre saw. If you can effortlessly turn out accurately square-cut
sticks (of the right length,) you are pretty-well sorted.
This has been my motto for life in general "clamp components TIGHTLY
together on a flat table before screwing."
It can be a bit embarrasing if someone comes into the kitchen while
you are doing this though.
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