6 pocket hole joinery at the ends of narrow boards like rails stiles and aprons will only need 2 pocket screws use the widest 2 holes you can get away with while keeping the pocket hole centers within 3 8 from either edge 7 if you ever strip out a pocket hole its not ruined necessarily heres what you do remove the screw cut a couple tooth picks in half put a small . Pocket hole joinery or pocket screw 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 self tapping screw the technique in addition to doweling is said to have its roots in ancient egypt although much doubt is thrown on this theory older woodworking reference books never mention the technique of . Pocket hole joinery can come in real handy when you need to pull a miter joint together to hold a miter joint tight drill a pair of pocket holes oppo site and perpendicular to the joint line as shown in the photo at the right a face clamp holds the joint flush while you drive in the screws attach a table top you dont usually think of using pocket screws for attach ing the top of a . The only real drawback to pocket hole joinery is that the oval shaped pocket holes are visible on one face however in many instances the holes can be drilled on an unseen face or if not they can be disguised with special plugs the jigs as i mentioned what makes pocket hole joinery possible is the use of a specialized jig and bit to drill the holes in order for the screw to make the
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