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Thanks Steveo

I also have one of the Kreg K2000 Pro Pack Jigs but the Router Pocket Jig works just a bit quicker when I have many pockets to make and it didn't cost 150.oo bucks and the router is always setup to run and all I need to do is popin the brass 3/4" guide and the bit and I'm cutting pocket holes.
I have about 15.oo bucks in it and some scrap wood.
I also made a drop in box (for the jig) that I can use with a Plunge Router when I need to make some pocket holes on the job site, when I don't have the Kreg with me.

Have a good one
Bj :)
 

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Drop and Lock Box for the Pocket Hole Jig

Just a add on for the Pocket Hole Jig .
With this box you can use your Plunge Router and the Pocket Jig to make pockets holes on the job site.
Just in case so one wants to make one also.

Bj :)
 

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What a wonderful example of your ingenuity Bj., however, because of the poor state of our economy, I feel obligated to spend money to help things along! (or to be honest, I've reached the stage where I no longer have patience to make such devices, in any case the chances are that within a few months I would pick it up and struggle trying to remember what it's for!) This was the case when we moved from our last home where we had lived for 35 years, when packing all my tools, I spent lots of time trying to remember what many of my jigs had been made for and binned all those that I couldn't remember.
 

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I can just see Bj in his Sunday best sat waiting patiently to receive his award for "Best jig maker this century" I'm not getting carried away here, who else do you know who has excelled at jig making in the past 8.5 years like Bj has?
 

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I saw a plan to do this in Wood Magazine's "Build your own shop jigs and fixtures". For those interested, you can look at the plan for free using Google Books. It doesn't include every page, but it has that one and many more (look on p. 53):
Free jig plans LINK

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You are not supposed to be able to print the pages in Google books, but I use Firefox and if you hit the "F11" key it makes it full screen (Internet explorer may have the same function, I don't know). Now while you have it full-screen, hit the "-" magnifying glass icon to zoom out. Now take a screenshot, crop it as needed, and print or save it.

Firefox has some free addons for screenshots if you don't have one already.
 

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I don't know, I can make pocket holes pretty fast with my Kreg, I don't fix it to the base unless I have bunches of holes to dig.

Mostly I pull it out, clamp the stock and drill the holes. As long as the stiles and rails are precut I can face frame a cabinet in under 15 minutes.
 

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Hi Paulo


Thanks,,can you post page 53 ?

I would love to see the jig , thanks


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I saw a plan to do this in Wood Magazine's "Build your own shop jigs and fixtures". For those interested, you can look at the plan for free using Google Books. It doesn't include every page, but it has that one and many more (look on p. 53):
Free jig plans LINK

**HINT
You are not supposed to be able to print the pages in Google books, but I use Firefox and if you hit the "F11" key it makes it full screen (Internet explorer may have the same function, I don't know). Now while you have it full-screen, hit the "-" magnifying glass icon to zoom out. Now take a screenshot, crop it as needed, and print or save it.

Firefox has some free addons for screenshots if you don't have one already.
 

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Hi Ron

The Kreg is a great tool but I'm almost sure it cost you 100.oo to 150.oo dollars but this one would only cost you 10.oo the norm.. :) like many wood workers I have one also but I did reworked it little bit to the updated model with the vac.pickup system plus some other add on items ...

The Kreg tool is one tool you don't use all the time and I'm sure you have a router table that will do the job quick and easy will the tools/bits you already have on hand...

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I don't know, I can make pocket holes pretty fast with my Kreg, I don't fix it to the base unless I have bunches of holes to dig.

Mostly I pull it out, clamp the stock and drill the holes. As long as the stiles and rails are precut I can face frame a cabinet in under 15 minutes.
 

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Well you guys, there is one problem with all this inovation and creative thinking on Bob's part. The problem is that ONE of these days I have to stop making jigs and actually MAKE a project of some sort from the list of 345 I have back-logged.
Then too, I already have the full Kreg system. Yes....I know....I spent actual money on it, which Bob deplores, but at the time it seemed reasonable! Ha!
 

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Hi Guys

It works for me very well,when someones comes to front door and wants to sell something I always say you will need to talk to the BOSS, hey baby it's for you :)

hahahahahahaha and I'm out the back door hahahahaha to the shop hahahah

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Oh no kidding, it was $130 something when I bought mine. In my case its the simplicity and speed. Once you read the instructions it becomes overwhelmingly difficult to screw a hole. Once I dug the 1st couple of holes it was like "WOW"! (← note all CAPS signify really really big wow). I hated face frames before I bought the kreg, time consuming alignments that often went bad, stock splitting using nails.
 
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