How to build a cabinet with pocket hole screws sawdust girl. Pocket hole joinery is a howto woodworking book using pocket screw construction. The kit includes a portable or benchmountable jig that easily makes flush, corner and angle pocket hole joints. Most pocket hole screws come with an oversized washer head for increased contact with the pocket shoulder, but you can also get screws with a smaller pan head for use with shallow pockets where a washer head would protrude above the workpiece surface. Refer to my post on cabinet building basics for additional information on spacing. Pockethole joinery provides real advantages for beginning woodworkers and veterans alike. There are countless ways to join two pieces of wood nails, dowels, bi. Ill be building this bookcase over the next couple of days as my previous one, which hung on the wall, decided it didnt like where it had been placed and decided to dismount itself and come crashing down however, the bookshelf itself survived relatively undamaged. Jan, 20 kris williams of rocky blue woodworks completes a coffee table using pocket hole joinery. Apr 22, 20 i am about to start making custom closet builtins for my parents. 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.
You can perform pocket hole joinery with a very simple clampon jig, a more comprehensive benchmounted jig such as the k3, or by standalone production machines designed for commercial shops, where no portable drill is required costprohibitive so not covered here. The tooling guarantees a strong joint every time, and with the help of this easytoread guide, the techniques are easy to master. In part 2 of pocket hole jig, ill show how i use the kreg pocket screw jig to make short work of assembling a drawer. One just has to peruse itmake their first joints on practice piecesthen proceed with making projects. I wanted to see a book with examples of furniture using 100% pocket holes or as close to it as possible, some of the furniture plans use biscuit and dowel joinery with pocket holes. With a few handy tips, you can make your project look professional, even if its your first. Jun 08, 20 nice job jay, always like your videos and builds. Pocket hole joinery by mark edmundson, paperback barnes. For me, this joinery method is so dang simple and fast, it is hard not to use pocket screws. Oct 02, 2018 with pocket hole joinery there isnt anything to keep the faces of the workpieces flush. Learn how to create fast and easy 90degree panel joints with your kreg jig. I use pocket screws and pocket hole joinery from time to time.
Jan 01, 20 pocket hole joinery solved all of those problems at a very small tradeoff for strength. Kreg joinery is a relatively new technique in which an angled hole is drilled into one workpiece only and then is joined to the second workpiece using a specialized selftapping wood screw. After the hole has been drilled, its easy to drive the selftapping pocket hole screws in. Before the pocket hole jig was invented, what was the method used to securely butt join two boards. Oct 17, 2017 the pocket hole joinery book, by mark edmunson is put together with these things in mind. Testing pocket holes against mortise and tenon and dowel joints. I know that i could us a router and create dados and do it that way i imagine it would be easier to use either a biscuit joiner or a pocket hole jig. When i heard that taunton press, parent of fine woodworking magazine, was going to launch a book about pocket hole joinery, i felt the need to buy it. Use the widest 2 holes you can get away with, while keeping the pocketholecenters within 38.
Aug 26, 2014 there are countless ways to join two pieces of wood nails, dowels, biscuits, mortise and tenon, dovetails, to name but a few, but in recent years pocket hole joinery has been growing in popularitymainly because it is a simple technique to master and the tooling available guarantees a strong joint every time. Once you realize how fast, strong, and simple pocket hole joinery is, youll wonder how you ever got along without it. Aw extra 7512 tips for building cabinets with pockethole. Sep 23, 2014 woodsmith magazine december january 2004, vol. Joining with the pocket hole method isnt quite as strong as with glue, but its sufficient for most projects. When you use a joint like this, be sure to consider how the wood and finish will react to shrinking and swelling. Ive heard of a technique where biscuit joinery and pocket hole joinery are used for the same joint. And usually, thats not a problemyou just substitute another form of joinery, say biscuits or. Simply put, pocket hole joinery simplifies woodworkinglearn how with these helpful tips and 8 furniture projects. 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. Now, thats easy for me to say, but i know that you may not own a pockethole jig. Click here to download the pdf project plan for this bookcase. This is a book that should be included in your woodworking library.
If you are considering purchasing this book another title to check out is the pocket hole drilling jig by danny proulx. If you build cabinets with pockethole screws, should you also glue the joints. Question ive been looking through schmidts book and he doesnt use glue on pocket hole face frames. Bookshelf day bed mirror picture frame dresser bathroom vanity. If there is such a thing as seductive joinery, pocket screws would be it. On this weeks show, i demonstrate quite possibly one of the most hated forms of joinery in the woodworking world pocket holes.
My personal favorite was the blanket bench project. Kreg pocket hole joinery makes it very simple and easy, for the beginner wood worker, and as well as the skilled wood worker. Specifically, as it relates to building garage cabinets, were interested in 90. Pocket hole joinery heres how i do it complete guide.
For beginners and master craftsmen, the pocket hole joiner has become a favorite woodworking technique. I see a lot of video woodworkers using pocket hole joinery. First, biscuit slots are cut, glue is applied to the biscuit, inserted in the slots and the joint is clamped. Jan 20, 2014 use a kreg jig or other brand pocket hole jig to drill pocket holes into the cabinet bottom. Face frames cabinets tables shelving units dressers frameandpanel doors and more. 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. A mustread for beginner woodworkers and diyers, pocket hole joinery will simplify nearly everything about woodworking. A builders guide to pocket hole joinery jlc online. Pocket hole joinery by mark edmundson, 97816216743, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide.
Build an entertaiment center, entryway organzier, and coffee table. General tools ez pro deluxe pocket hole jig kit 850 the. You need something like a portercable pc560 pocket hole jig and a cordless drill. I could have made the dowel joints stronger by using four dowels instead of two. Kreg pocket joinery will leave the oval hole on one side and you have to clamp to keep the angled screws from moving the joint a 116 or so.
How to make strong, simple joints with this timesaving tool popular woodworking by danny proulx 4. Panel joints are used to build bookshelves, cabinets, and more. The general tool ez pro deluxe pocket hole jig kit enables you to produce strong, attractive joints in a multitude of applications, eliminating clamping and gluing. Its an easy and sturdy way to build almost any frame. Pocket hole joinery from dewalt, milwaukee, makita and other top tool brands. Pocket hole joinery 14 klingspors woodworking shop. And usually, thats not a problemyou just substitute another form of joinery, say biscuits or dowels, in place of the pocket screws. When i heard that taunton press, parent of fine woodworking magazine, was going to launch a book about pocket hole joinery, i felt the need. Flush fitting joints rely completely on tightly clamping your project. So drilling pocket holes in the bottom shelf frames of a display stand i recently made didnt present a problem. I especially like them when they focus on one of my favorite types of joinery projects. The book lays out eight different projects with basic diagrams and step by step instructions. Low prices, free fast shipping, knowledgeable staff, secure shopping.
Welcome to a companion blog to the book pocket hole joinery. While these same woodworkers happily tell you that a jig saw can be used instead of a band saw, they never mention an alternative to pocket holes. I know hes a professional, but am i the only one that uses glue on frames or is. I think you will really enjoy this book and the projects included. T he pocket hole joinery book, by mark edmunson is put together with these things in mind.
Then pocket holes are drilled through the joint and pocket hole screws are attached. Pocket hole joinery is a mustread for beginner woodworkers and diyers. We actually used an 18v impact driverjust be sure not to overdrive the fastener. Follow along as jeff devlin builds a pottery barn inspired bookcase. You can sand it flush unless it is ply, which would sand thru the veneer. 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. Special pocket hole clamps and face clamps are available, but i typically use an assortment of bar clamps and scrap wood as cauls for tightly clamping my pocket hole projects. Kreg joinery has many advantages compared to other wood joinery techniques for a variety of reasons. Two versions of each project are included in these easytofollow, stepbystep plans. Free book download and new gallery contest by fine woodworking editors nov 04, 2014 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 bench available as a free download below.
Pocket hole joinery building drawer boxes using the kreg. Pocket hole joinery makes it easy to assemble oddangled parts and gives curved forms extra rigidity. 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. The pocket hole drilling jig project book kreg owners. In this video i show you a method of joinery that im not sure will work but its worth a shot. For beginners and master craftsmen alike, pocket hole joinery has become a favorite technique for holding everything from small projects to large cabinets together. The stop collar can easily be set to accurately drill the correct depth hole in various thicknesses of wood. I wanted to see a book with examples of furniture using 100% pocket holes or as close to it as possible, some of the furniture plans use biscuit and dowel joinery.
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. Heres a quick look at the kreg jig details and how it makes for easy work in drilling pocket holes link opens in a new window. Both books really complement each other, and if you are new to pocket holes i think you will find them helpful. The ultimate guide to pocket holes the handymans daughter. Its not wrong to use the forms of joinery but i wanted to learn tricks and tips by limiting your self to just pocket holes joinery. Pocket hole joinery, book rockler woodworking and hardware. Pockethole joinery is fast and strong finewoodworking. Free book download and new gallery contest finewoodworking. One of the advantages of pocket hole joinery is that you only need to use one clamp.
The pocket hole joinery book lays out eight different projects with basic diagrams and step by step instructions. Sep 23, 2019 after the pocket hole is drilled, a specially designed fastener is used to assemble the joints. How to build a bookcase part 1 of 4 kreg tool company. The pocket hole joinery book, by mark edmunson is put together with these things in mind. There are countless ways to join two pieces of wood nails, dowels, biscuits, mortise and tenon, dovetails, to name but a few, but in recent years pocket hole joinery has been growing in popularitymainly because it is a simple technique to master and. 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. Biscuit joiner or kreg pocket hole jig general woodworking. You do have the option to dab some glue between the joints, however, without requiring a clamp to hold it in place. Pocket hole joinery is pretty simple compared to other joints.
Think of pocket hole joinery as a game of hide the screw. 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. Most pockethole screws come with an oversized washer head for increased contact with the pocket shoulder, but you can also get screws with a smaller pan head for use with shallow pockets where a washer head would protrude above the workpiece surface. Pockethole joinery is fast and easy to work with and can adapt to many woodworking and home renovation projects, providing strong joinery. If your project involves joining two pieces of wood together, give pocket hole joinery some consideration. 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 hole joinery techniques simplify woodworking. Pockethole joinery, or pocketscrew joinery, involves drilling a hole at an angle usually 15. For making professional style flush, corner and angle pocket hole joints. The ultimate guide to pocket holes will show you everything you need to know about this simple joinery technique, from proper placement to the correct screws for the job. It really is easy to use and its very versatile, in that you can remove sections as needed.
Pocket hole joinery is commonly used in cabinet face frames, but it can be useful in many other applications, as well. Earlier tests indicate that such a joint should be nearly as strong as a mortise and tenon joint. Pocket hole joiney begins with drilling steepangled holes with a special jig and. For outdoor applications, choose stainless steel or coated screws. This pocket hole jig does a great job of simplifying and speeding up the pocket hole joinery process. Introduction to basic cabinetmaking using pocketscrew joinery. The technique, in addition to doweling, is said to have its roots in ancient egypt, although much doubt is thrown on this theory. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. The pocket holes will hide the screws and your joints will be stronger because the wood screws are drilled at an angle.822 1415 1185 822 109 441 1395 789 205 1439 309 1123 941 1396 1467 1158 1557 626 66 1543 120 1220 791 328 585 1348 1283 12 468 482 987 740 214 588 9 836 1429 633 720 941 582 886 525 462 1411 683 191 334