Kreg Pocket Hole Jig Workstation

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Project by Owlcroft posted 10-04-2018 04:52 PM 9517 views 22 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am building the last section of a 75” by 11’ bookcase entertainment center for my daughter. I am primarily using pocket joinery. I have been using a simple jig I made a while ago to drill the pocket holes. Problem is I have amassed a number of Kreg jig options, including their mini jig for small projects, and an array of course and fine screws. Keeping them organized and stored is a nightmare.

I found the solution in ShopNotes Volume 23, Issue 137 on page 14 “Pocket Hole Jig Workstation”. The biggest change I made to the plan was to build it with larger drawers. I made the drawers deeper and rearranged the dividers so it would accommodate a larger number of screws and fit all my accessories. Other changes are cosmetic based on what I had laying round the shop.

The results could not have been better. My pocket hole jig and all its options and screws are in one compact easy to store workstation that can be ready for use in seconds.

Note: I have been a long time subscriber to ShopNotes (until they merged with ShopSmith) and ShopSmith. I literally had hard copies of all issues in binders in my bookcase. Each time I wanted to use a plan I would scan and print it. A hassle to say the least. Then I discovered the ShopNotes and ShopSmith online Libraries which give me complete searchable access to all their magazines from the first issues. You can easily search and find the project you need: download it in PDF format: and print it. Outstanding resource.

If you are not a subscriber to their online libraries I strongly recommend you check them out:

WoodSmith Library: WoodSmith Library
ShopNotes Library: ShopNotes Library


-- Owlcroft

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#1 posted 10-04-2018 06:47 PM

Genius ! thanks for posting

-- Mike from Lansdowne, PA

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#2 posted 10-04-2018 06:50 PM

Certainly organizes everything in a package you could carry and use anywhere. It looks like you have a Kreg 3 mounted. I like that jig and the newest simply because you can get to the lever to lock it on larger panels without 2 people, or walking around everything.

I never saw this plan. Perhaps you can clarify what I am seeing. In most of the pics you show the 2 fences housed on either side of the case, so you can indeed fold it. n the last pic, you show it behind the jig in the ready to work phase. In that pic it also looks like there is another board under the sliding fences. Is that correct?

Also wondering is there an attachment that keeps the fences either together, or to that other board? Plus what are all of the extra knobs in front of, and behind the fence? Well it’s clear they are knobs, what do they do? Hold the fence? It looks like you have the fence in a relief/dado so I don’t understand their need.

How do you like the Paulk?

-- Think safe, be safe

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#3 posted 10-04-2018 11:28 PM

Sorry about the images being upside down. They are correct on my end.

What you are looking at is a sliding support with knobs on both sides to secure it when you position it to support the board. The knob on top is to secure the sliding stop that allow you to easily insure your slots are aligned.

This is the position of the sliding support when doing smaller widths.

This is the position of the sliding support when doing larger widths.

Hope this explains what you were asking. If not let me know.


-- Owlcroft

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#4 posted 10-05-2018 12:52 AM

Wayne , nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#5 posted 10-05-2018 02:07 AM


Nice job, looks great, you will really enjoy this … as I have mine:
pocket jig

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#6 posted 10-05-2018 02:29 AM

well done

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#7 posted 10-05-2018 03:30 PM

Stellar job on building the pocket hole setup…..One suggestion about taking pics…...Lay your cell phone horizonial (if using a cell phone) instead of vertical, take the pics, and when you post them here on LJs, they’ll will post the correct way…..Just my $.02…..

-- " There's a better way.....find it"...... Thomas Edison.

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#8 posted 10-05-2018 04:18 PM


I checked yours out. Outstanding job. I like the change you made widening the base for the jig giving it an additional drawer. I opted to increase the depth of the two drawers in the wings instead.

All should checkout Horky’s design change.

While I was there I checked out your other projects. I especially liked your bandsaw circle cutting jig.
Circle Cutting Jig

I have a smaller one that will cut up to a 42” circle.

I have added yours to my favorites; Thanks

Also thanks Rick for your 2 cents worth. As you can see the pictures above are oriented correctly and sized appropriately.

-- Owlcroft

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