Screw pockets or pocket holes are perfect for piecing together the rails and stiles of a face frame. By using a step drill and a specialized screw pocket jig, you can easily create screw pockets on your next woodworking project.
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I have always heard the term Pocket Screws. Why do you call them Screw Pockets?
often when I use a Kreg jig & pocket screws to assemble a face frame, the frame ends up warped even though I believe I have clamped everything down securely. What could I be doing wrong? Any tips or solutions?
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Craigs jigs are the best.I’ve had one for quite a few years.
But what about continuing the drilling into the mating piece of wood? Isn’t some kind of alignment (clamping) necessary?
The jig that is used in this video holds the board at the currect angle to the drilling guide, and also provides a depth stop so that you drill to just the right depth every time.
Here’s an example of a system that can do all of this for you: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0044BBOQK?keywords=kreg%20jig&qid=1454349438&ref_=sr_1_3&s=hi&sr=1-3
Connecting a shop vac to the back does a great job of clearing the chips and containing the mess.If not using the vac attachment, chips clear better with it removed.
Only way to go! Just built a pergola over my back porch and used pocket holes to screw the top 2″x6″s to the frame 2″x6″s. Put in plugs, sanded and finished …. no screw holes to be seen!!
Can someone tell me where to get a pocket hole plug cutter? Thanks!
The holes left behind by the step drill are typically 3/8″ diameter, so a 3/8″ dowel works great as a plug.
Thanks! Have done that a lot, looking for an easier wasy!!
They can be purchased ready to install from the box stores or cut from dowel on your band saw .
What brand and make was the jig you were using? I always wonder this question when I see videos . You should post the tools and materials used in your videos. Momma always said to say please, so lol please 🙂 (I used the magic word so you have to now! lol :P)
that is a KREG pocket hole jig.
Thank you Steve. I think I want one lol 🙂
I own the exact model that George used in the video. It is an excellent tool to have in your arsenal. I highly recommend it.
Thank you again. 🙂 You’ve been very helpful.
The model used here is a Kreg K2. I see that Kreg now has a K4 https://www.kregtool.com/store/c13/kreg-jigsreg/p34/kreg-jigreg-k4/ which I haven’t used yet. Kreg is good at thinking about the little things, so I’m sure it has upgrades.
Thank you George! I thoroughly enjoy learning from all your videos! 🙂