There are 1000s of uses for basic woodworking tools, including your Kreg Jig. Not only will you come up with ideas on your own, all the people around you will have ideas of what you could make for them. These are just a couple of examples of the uses our Kreg Jig has seen recently.
Replace Broken Drawer Box
Ben used his Kreg jig to build a new drawer box for a friend. The original was made made many years ago from mdf. The front of the drawer box would no longer hold the drawer front.
Ben had some short 3/4 inch pine boards left over from other projects, so he used them to build the new, and much sturdier, drawer box.
To learn how to build your own drawer boxes, click on either photo.
Baby Doll Cradle
This doll was specially hand-made to honor the life of Mom's Grandmother. Her name is Elva. Even though many of the details are sketchy, her infancy was very turbulent and uncertain. Before she was a toddler she was orphaned, and adopted twice. This doll is a symbol of God's provision of a loving family, and the value of each little life, no matter the origin.
Mom needed a special place for this significant doll. Together we took some of the scrap wood from the shop, and put together a simple wood cradle. We learned alot in the process - enough so that there will be some major design changes before we publish a cradle plan!
We encourage you to take an idea, and make something special for someone you care about!
Hole in the Wall
This project isn't nearly as much fun as the baby doll cradle, but I was very grateful for our Kreg Jig to solve the problem. Some very rambunctious boys, after knocking a significant hole in the sheetrock, are no longer doing any horseplay in the house.
Normally, such a hole could be fixed using a simple wooden frame inserted between the studs to support the sheetrock patch. But this hole was next to the light switch with wiring attached to that stud, and extra studs at the left side where the wall ended.
It took several tries to find a frame that would work. The resulting frame had to be assembled in the wall, which would have been very difficult without the Kreg Jig.
The rule in the house is "If you make a mess, you clean it up." So the resident rambunctious boy has had to help with fixing the hole at every stage including making each pocket hole joint. The result is a very strong backing to nail the sheetrock to.
We will bring you an update when the sheetrock patch covers up our fine handiwork with the Kreg Jig.
Check back for more simple wood projects you can make with your Kreg Jig.