DIY Kreg Jig Pocket Hole Station

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Introduction: DIY Kreg Jig Pocket Hole Station

About: I'm just a dude with a shop in my basement!

Who doesn't like to make their tools better? Here is a quick way to make Kreg Pocket Hole Station with drawers and stop blocks. If you want to download the plans, they're available on my website.

Step 1: Break Down the Sheet Goods

The nice thing about this project is you only need 1/2 of sheet of 1/2in plywood. So I used scrap I had laying around.

Step 2: Making the Base

The base is more or less the most tricky part, I used a straight-line jig to cut the other shape. Super easy to make one of these jigs and they come in handy!

Step 3: I Need Handles!

Mark out the handles with a tape measure, drill the two holes and finish the cut with a jigsaw.

Step 4: Add Some Flair

Although optional, adding a round over always makes your project look nice!

Step 5: Super Glue and Brads

Time to assemble, I used super glue and brads to do this. It's always shocking to me how strong super glue is!

Step 6: Adding the T-track

I admit, I did this backwards, it would have been much safer to do this before you assemble but This way surprisingly worked out well.

Once I had the dado cut, I trimmed the T-track to size and added super glue to hold it in place.

Step 7: Add the Kreg Jig

If all went well, you will be able to add the Kreg Jig K4 to the runners and everything fits perfect and flat.

Who am I kidding, I still had to make modifications, a chisel comes in handy to make those small changes :D

Also optional but I added drawers to either side. Perfect for screws and accessories. These are on the side on purpose because you can hang this jig on the wall!

Step 8: Enjoy!

The stop blocks work great for repeat pocket holes. I like to use both on one side so I can have one inner and one outer placement. Then of course you just flip them out of the way when you don't need them.

Hang it up for safe keeping.

Of course the full plans are available if you're into that kinda thing.

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    19 Discussions

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    lowededwoodie
    lowededwoodie

    1 year ago

    I don't have the Kreg version but the Renovator knock off version but this cradle will be perfect to build for that as well.

    I think this will be my next project because I'm starting to use pocket holes more now and I've currently mounted my jig to a workstation with some wood either side to make the wings. This would be a more permanent solution and one that is easily stored away giving me my workstation back.

    Thanks for this guide.

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    SouthernGinger
    SouthernGinger

    Reply 1 year ago

    Super awesome! I'd love to see pictures after you're done! Also if it's helpful I have plans available that could get you in the ball park.

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    Itsatrav
    Itsatrav

    1 year ago

    Awesome job I just got a pocket hole jig wish I had gotten one sooner this is definitely a cool idea

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    SouthernGinger
    SouthernGinger

    Reply 1 year ago

    Nice! thank you! Enjoy it!

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    Yonatan24
    Yonatan24

    1 year ago

    I like the screw storage drawer!

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    SouthernGinger
    SouthernGinger

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thanks so much! I added it to the side so you could hang it! :D

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    ariekaptein
    ariekaptein

    Question 1 year ago on Step 4

    Handy small router you got; can you tell me what brand?

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    SouthernGinger
    SouthernGinger

    Answer 1 year ago

    Yeah that's the palm router from Ridgid. I use it for everything lol. They also make a battery powered one.

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    ariekaptein
    ariekaptein

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thnx, I found out that it's a Ridgid R2401 router, available from Amazon.

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    SouthernGinger
    SouthernGinger

    Reply 1 year ago

    I think there are other brands that you could look at too.. like Bosch. Ridgid wont honor the warranty unless you buy it from Home depot or Homedepot.com

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    Jhonbaker
    Jhonbaker

    Answer 1 year ago

    Looks like a Rigid Palm Router with fixed base. Available at Home Depot.

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    ariekaptein
    ariekaptein

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thnx, I found out that it's a Ridgid R2401 router, available from Amazon; in Belgium we don't have Home Depot.

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    Jhonbaker
    Jhonbaker

    Reply 1 year ago

    You're better off. Home Depot killed some local places that had excellent lumber and such. The HD is more geared toward building houses and redecorating. All they sell is disappointment when it comes to materials.

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    MattiV
    MattiV

    1 year ago

    i no see idea who somebody buy kreg jig, ower prize wery expensive and copy jig can buy 1-2€ and kreg jig not have any better than all other jigs, same jig can made at workshop diy, some crap wood and alumin/metal tube and drill bit ,if have, i has see many stupid peoples buy all jigs then same can made diy.

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    Jhonbaker
    Jhonbaker

    Reply 1 year ago

    That's all true - they are pretty easy to make, the measurements for everything are out there - I think though, that by the time you made the kreg jig and the other parts that make it perfect you will have spent more on materials and time than it would have cost to make it. Do you not value your time? I charge a dollar a minute to my customers so things have to make sense. For what I spent on my kreg and the value it has given me in saved time from the start - it was a deal.

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    Jhonbaker
    Jhonbaker

    1 year ago

    I'm in the process of building my shop (tired of renting space in the city when I have a 2 car garage) and as where I don't typically use pocket screws for things I find them indispensable for shop fixtures I don't want to spend a lot of time making. A friend of mine had been coming over to drill the holes and assist in other ways when he complained about the jig not having "wings" - So, I made him this one. I like the idea of your drawers on the side instead of infront - I also dig on the clamp idea. Overall - excellent work!

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    SouthernGinger
    SouthernGinger

    Reply 1 year ago

    Wow nice job on that one! Yeah I wanted the drawers on the side so I could hang it and they wont fall out :D. I added the lip on the front for clamping and the quick-stop-blocks so you can just repeat your pockets. Thanks for the comment! :fistbump:

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    gm280
    gm280

    1 year ago

    Kreg pocket screws are the best way to make a face frame for any cabinet work...period! Nice project!

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    SouthernGinger
    SouthernGinger

    Reply 1 year ago

    Haha, I agree! Thanks so much! Hope it helps some folks :D