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#1 posted 03-08-2011 03:56 PM

JHawkFan, those vids helped me tremendously! I actually thought the loose tenon wasn’t glued at all, because of the word “loose’ lol. I’ve been thinking about getting the kreg pocket screw jig, it was nice to see it used. I thought it was interesting that the presenter (Charles Reid?) said the pocket screws were great for small projects, but not big weight bearing ones – my friends just picked up 3 free-standing bookshelves made by the local Amish – two bookcases are 6-1/2’ tall, 4’ wide, 16” deep, and have 5 adjustable shelves – the third bookcase is one third that height, made to hold a 46” tv. I looked them over carefully while helping my friends get them in the house (being nosey & wanting to learn) and the only joinery I could find were two pocket screws in each corner of the units. The back panels (ply) were stapled to the frames of the bookcases. The bookcases are made out of poplar and cost $950…

Sorry DylanC for getting off topic…

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