08 May 2015

Pimped Up Kreg Jig mini

The Wooden Tool Man showed a Kreg Foreman style benchtop pocket hole machine on Youtube.  And as pocket holes are perfect for making jigs and repairs and sub Ikea style furniture,  I was interested.

So I bought a  Kreg Jig mini and the cheapest drill available, took some OSB left overs and then faced a problem I always have with long cooking receipts ... the missing ingredients.  The coil springs became bungee cords.  The associated lever system was replaced by a bicycle brake cable. A missing mini switch was solved with rubber bands, twine and much tweaking.
It works,  but even this simple I lost probably more time making it than I will gain making pocket holes, unless I become an unconditional of the method.

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