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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Got a Bench for Working

This is my first build with the Kreg jig.  I've had it since last Christmas (2010).  Sad I know.  It was a little intimidating at first but I just went out in the garage and grabbed two boards and started practicing.  I got a little inspiration from the Shanty sisters,  http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/2012/01/20-shelves-anyone-can-build.html.  These shelves are so similar to the ones at Pottern Barn and are on my "to do" list. http://www.potterybarn.com/search/results.html?words=shelves&cm_sp=OnsiteSearch-_-GlobalNav-_-Button&type-ahead-viewset=ecom.  The plans were pretty easy to follow.  I did watch the utube video several times which helped quite a bit.  Not to mention the guy building it was pretty darn cute.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FOx3bTo3G4 :)



The board on the left has the proper amounts of holes.  The one on the right may have 1 or 2 too many.  Oops!



I don't have pictures of the actual building process because once I got going I was in a groove.


Once I figured out which directions the holes should go and which depth to drill the holes it went really quickly.  I love using the Kreg jig and won't use a countersink and putty again.  Ana White also has a great tutorial on using the Kreg jig.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9F5wr-cmalM  Love her!

One last tip would be - don't leave your car in the garage with the top down while you're drilling your holes or cutting your wood.  *&^%@  I just washed and vacuumed out my car!

3 comments:

  1. You might also wanna move t˙e the car if you plan on sanding ;-) Very nice bench!

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  2. You did an amazing amazing job on that bench! It looks wonderful.

    Jodie, Debbie replied to your comment that you left on the chicken post on my blog.

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  3. Hi Jodie ... love what you do. Need to spend more time here. Will join up with you so I will be back soon. Want to find out more about using the Kreg Jig.
    Thanks for becoming a follower of Timeless Treasures.
    Blessing,
    Audrey

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