Its an easy and sturdy way to build almost any frame. Earlier tests indicate that such a joint should be nearly as strong as a mortise and tenon joint. Pocket hole joinery can come in real handy when you need to pull a miter joint together. Oct 16, 2014 the best thing about pocket hole joinery is that its easy to take apart to fix or restructure and then reassemble. Simply drill a series of holeswithout assistance from a jigthat form a pocket hole. Pockethole joinery has come a long way since craigs first onehole guide the m1 kreg jig hit the streets in 1990 photo a. The pocket hole drilling jig project book is the first book to teach. I wanted to know, what is your position on pocket hole joinery in relation to coffee table assembly. Use the widest 2 holes you can get away with, while keeping the pocket hole centers within 38. Youll learn its dozens of uses through 11 stepbystep projects, including a. Jay bates website has an entire category of projects hes built using pocket hole joinery, ranging from a jewelry cabinet to a bunk bed to a bar stool. I especially like them when they focus on one of my favorite types of joinery projects.
Kreg jig systems are, without doubt, the market leaders. Id say its one of the most valuable tools in my garage. The book lays out eight different projects with basic diagrams and step by step instructions. The general pocket hole jig is sturdy, light weight and it comes with the jig, step drill, a few screws and a robertson bit square drive for driving the screws. Download the pocket hole drilling jig project book. Forbeginners and master craftsmen, the pocket hole joiner has become a favorite woodworking technique because it is easy to master and the tooling guarantees a strong joint every time. Introduction to basic cabinetmaking using pocketscrew joinery. These casehardened screws are designed with selfdrilling tips that will not split the wood when the screws are driven in, even in hardwoods such as oak and maple. I can imagine that i would use the kreg jig for certain parts of a bookcase but would probably not use pocket hole joinery exclusively. This simple pocket hole jig is the best pocket hole joinery tool on the market, is very easy to use and has helped me make a number of useful and pretty projects for my home. For beginners and master craftsmen, the pocket hole joiner has become a favorite woodworking technique because it is easy to master and the tooling guarantees a strong joint every time. Now, the product line includes everything from simple clampon jigs to fullyautomated industrial versions used in kitchen cabinet and door factories.
After the pocket hole is drilled, a specially designed fastener is used to assemble the joints. Free downloadable project plans are included with each kreg jig k5. Share your best projects no spam, no porn no advertising if you. I have since added a cutting diagram and updated sketchup file at the end of this post speaking of running around, i had to make three trips to lowes for materials for this build and this is. A mustread for beginner woodworkers and diyers, pocket hole joinery will simplify nearly everything about woodworking. Last year, ben bought me a diy book called the handbuilt home by ana white. Bookcase quilt rack window bench chest of drawers display cabinet. This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. We consider ourselves fans of the technique, but we like anything that will get us in the workshop or allow us to get the job done on site. T he pocket hole joinery book, by mark edmunson is put together with these things in mind. Kreg joinery has many advantages compared to other wood joinery techniques for a variety of reasons. An excellent pocket hole plans book that will give you the confidence to build and build. The pocket hole drilling jig project book gives woodworkers stepbystep instructions for using a pocket hole drilling jig to create joints in a range of stunning furniture projects, including. Toogoo for xk3 pocket hole jig kit 3 holes woodworking drill.
Pocket hole joinery by mark edmundson, paperback barnes. When are pocket holes an appropriate joinery technique. Pocket hole joinery solved all of those problems at a very small tradeoff for strength. For beginners and master craftsmen, the pocket hole joiner has become a favorite woodworking technique because it is easy to master and the tooling guarantees a strong joint every time pocket hole joinery is a mustread for beginner woodworkers and diyers. You need something like a portercable pc560 pocket hole jig and a cordless drill. The stop collar can easily be set to accurately drill the correct depth hole in various thicknesses of wood. Free shipping will not be applied to purchases being shipped to u. A wellmade mortise and tenon joint is a pleasure to see, but most of us lack the skill or the time to produce them accurately. Joining with the pocket hole method isnt quite as strong as with glue, but its sufficient for most projects. Whether you own a pockethole jig or are considering buying one, these shopwon insights will help you get more from your jig. The best thing about pocket hole joinery is that its easy to take apart to fix or restructure and then reassemble. Pocket hole joinery is a mustread for beginner woodworkers and diyers.
Pocket hole screw jig dowel drill joinery kit carpenters wood woodwork guides joint angle tool carpentry locator craft pack of 14 3. I could have made the dowel joints stronger by using four dowels instead of two. Working with different board thicknesses when joining boards of two different thicknesses edgetoedge or endtoedge, set your kreg jig. Pockethole joinery, or pocketscrew joinery, involves drilling a hole at an angle usually 15 degrees into one work piece, and then joining it to a second work piece with a selftapping screw pocket hole jigs. Pocket hole joinery is really just a very fancy form of toenailing, which is a construction technique commonly used in. If you recently purchased a kreg product that came with a white, threefold brochure, you will find your download code on the back side of that brochure.
Pocket hole joinery is pretty simple compared to other joints. Pockethole joinery, or pocketscrew joinery, involves drilling a hole at an angle usually 15 degrees into one work piece, and then joining it to a second. Pocket hole joinery is commonly used in cabinet face frames, but it can be useful in many other applications, as well. To hold a miter joint tight, drill a pair of pocket holes opposite and perpendicular to the joint line, as shown in the photo at the right. Because pocket hole joinery doesnt require access to the inside of the joint, quick repairs are possible without completely disassembling the joint. Kreg pocket hole jig k5 master system with jig hd and 30 hd pocket hole screws k5ms, kjhd, smlc2x25030 4. Pockethole joinery provides real advantages for beginning woodworkers and veterans alike. Plans, ideas, tips and tricks, images, videos, etc. Not only does this innovative tool produce a strong, durable joint without special clamps or fasteners, but the pocket hole jig actually allows you to build stunning furniture without the use of expensive machinery.
Free shipping applies to the contiguous united states. Pocket holes can be formed by drilling a series of holes until a pocket hole is created, but pocket hole jigs make the process. Popular woodworking essential guide to routers 2008 jan pdf, 8452. Jan 01, 20 pocket hole joinery solved all of those problems at a very small tradeoff for strength. Pdf, 25427 danny proulx the pocket hole drilling jig project book. And usually, thats not a problemyou just substitute another form of joinery, say biscuits or dowels, in place of the pocket screws.
Jan, 20 kris williams of rocky blue woodworks completes a coffee table using pocket hole joinery. A pocket hole joinery is a mustread for beginner woodworkers and diyers. Low prices, free fast shipping, knowledgeable staff, secure shopping. Enter our new gallery contest for a chance to a win a copy of the pocket hole joinery book and learn how to build one of eight projects, including this blanket benchavailable as a free download below as a student at the college of the redwoods fine woodworking program in the mid1990s, mark edmundson noticed another student using a kreg pocket hole jig to construct furniture mockups.
Pocket hole joinery teaches you everything from the basics, like selecting the proper jig and screws, to advanced techniques that you can put to the test by building everything from small projects that fullscale furniture. The pocket hole jig guides the drill bit at exactly the correct angle. My personal favorite was the blanket bench project. The fast and simple alternative is the pocket hole, and a good pockethole jig makes the job even quicker and easier. When you use a joint like this, be sure to consider how the wood and finish will react to shrinking and swelling.
We actually used an 18v impact driverjust be sure not to overdrive the fastener. Testing pocket holes against mortise and tenon and dowel joints. Welcome to a companion blog to the book pocket hole joinery. Fixing a squeaky chair or strengthening furniture requires only the drilling of additional pocket holes, and the use of screws to pull the two pieces together. But sometimes, as with the display stand, only a pockethole joint will do.
Go to the kreg website and download the free plans in pdf. Free book download and new gallery contest finewoodworking. Pockethole joinery is fast and strong finewoodworking. You do have the option to dab some glue between the joints, however, without requiring a clamp to hold it. Kris williams of rocky blue woodworks completes a coffee table using pocket hole joinery. Pocket hole joinery from dewalt, milwaukee, makita and other top tool brands.
The pocket hole jig has revolutionized how joints are made. Wwmm basics how to get started using pocket hole joinery. Kreg states in their owners manual that a pocket hole is mechanically stronger than a mortise and tenon joint. Beginners guide to pocket hole joinery woodworking basics. One of the advantages of pocket hole joinery is that you only need to use one clamp. That is not the cover you get when you download the book.
Pocket hole joinery is a woodworking construction technique that uses self tapping pan head screws in predrilled holes to connect two pieces of wood that is both strong and hidden from view. Pocket screw joinery makes simple work of face frames, cabinets, and other applications where you want to hide the fasteners. Bookcase quilt rack window bench chest of drawers display cabinet sofa table in addition, youll receive. This is a book that should be included in your woodworking library. See more ideas about kreg jig projects, kreg jig and projects.
Shop toogoo for xk3 pocket hole jig kit 3 holes woodworking drill guide aluminium oblique drill guide locator tools 9. Show off your work, download free plans and meet be part of the friendly. Set your tablesaws blade precisely 90 to the tabletop before cutting parts to. Testing pocket holes against mortise and tenon and dowel.
For example, there are even tutorials on how to build a workbench using pocket holes. You can purchase pocket hole screws from a variety of stores make sure to get pocket hole screws as they are specifically designed for this type of project. As with many types of joints, pocket hole joinery is strong enough in many applications. See more ideas about pocket hole, woodworking and kreg jig projects. Think of pocket hole joinery as a game of hide the screw. Kreg states in their owners manual that a pocket hole is. Pocket hole joinery is a howto woodworking book using pocket screw construction. You do have the option to dab some glue between the joints, however, without requiring a clamp to hold it in place. The pocket hole jig, usually a stepped drill bit and guide bushing, drills an angled hole though the end of a piece of wood. Because i had to do a lot of running around this week i was unable to make this a complete how to project with plans. Due to its large file size, this book may take longer to download. Pocket hole joinery techniques simplify woodworking. Maybe after busy season at work i will come back and make a plan for it edit. Dec 11, 2007 i wanted to know, what is your position on pocket hole joinery in relation to coffee table assembly.887 408 35 1137 1255 662 108 171 242 1129 1313 355 1241 1012 719 18 1000 1390 736 38 841 1471 955 497 423 1478 872 1123 1465 786 7 699 1020 1080 787