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Blog entry by Huckleberry posted 12-04-2007 04:16 PM 820 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ah Huck’s back! In the shop that is. Took the hand longer to heal that I had first hoped, but all is well now. It amazes me that when you loose the ability to do something that you really enjoy how great of a feeling it is to get back in saddle. So I am back on track with this futon that I am making and had plenty of time to make design changes and this thing is turning out a heck of a lot better than I thought. I hope to have some pictures soon on this. I hate to disappoint everyone I did go through with the pocket holes and glue. I am not giving up on mortise and tenons I wanted a quick joint and to my surprise this joint is pretty strong. I really appreciate the well wishes that I received from everyone it was really nice of you all.

-- I cut it twice and the damn thing is still too short!@#$%

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#1 posted 12-04-2007 04:53 PM

Welcome back!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#2 posted 12-04-2007 04:56 PM

great to have you back.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#3 posted 12-04-2007 05:12 PM

Glad to hear you are healing well!

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#4 posted 12-04-2007 06:06 PM

Hucklerry’s got his groove on!

Hey, you might have missed some good discussion on the pocket hole joinery from a blog I did a couple days ago. I use it and am not ashamed to say so. Have I given up M&T joinery? Of course not! But there is a time and place for the modern joinery methods and you have discovered this.

The piece you are working on could use contrasting plugs as a joinery feature.

Anyway here is the link and happy healing!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#5 posted 12-04-2007 07:03 PM

Don’t be ashamed that you used pocket screw joinery….hold your head high! Todd I think we need to to start a “proud to use pocket screws” support group. I use pocket screws…there I said it and I am proud…sure I could have used other more complicated joinery, but I choose to drill some funny looking holes and drive screws..and I’m glad i did!

Heal well, Huck!


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#6 posted 12-04-2007 07:32 PM

I’ve punched so many pocket holes in the last week that I’m nearly sick of them, NOT. They put things together pretty handy. Will they replace mortise and tenon joinery? Nope, but they will do a good job when used in the right place.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#7 posted 12-04-2007 08:11 PM

welcome back!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#8 posted 12-04-2007 08:32 PM

Welcome back Huck! I use pocket hole joinery quite a lot. I’m still not sold that it’s the best for the futon application, but I don’t have any testing to back it up. So I say go for it.

I’m glad you are back and look forward to more projects and posts. Always good to see someone excited about this grand adventure.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#9 posted 12-04-2007 08:41 PM

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#10 posted 12-04-2007 08:44 PM

That’s hilarious!!! Well funny anyway. :-)

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#11 posted 12-04-2007 08:47 PM

Glad to hear that you’ve returned to the shop! I look forward to seeing you post some pictures.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#12 posted 12-04-2007 09:05 PM

Welcome back and I love those Pocket Hole Screws too!!!! Oops, did I just say that out loud? I guess I can finally say I have something to “come out of the closet” for :-))

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#13 posted 12-05-2007 02:22 AM

Welcome back Huck, glad to see your injury was not too serious. Remember the old rule, ‘never put your finger where you would not put your * ‘

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

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