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lance

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11-06-2008 06:38 PM

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my kitchen wall cabinets are built, stained and polyed and so are the faces. Went to drill the pocket screw holes on the inside of the cabinet sides that will show and realized my drill machine and the bit are to long to fit inside the cabinets. Any suggestions for getting around this dilemma? Oh! My right angle attachment wont do the job either. Your help will be greatly appreciated. Have a great day.

-- Bob Lance, DE


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lew

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#1 posted 11-06-2008 06:45 PM

There is an adjustable right angle drill attachment. the angle can be varied from less than 45 to 90 degrees. I can’t recall the name but I have seen them at Lowes.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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lance

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#2 posted 11-06-2008 06:52 PM

Thanks. I have the 90 deg version, but the grip still gets in the way.

-- Bob Lance, DE

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itsme_timd

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#3 posted 11-06-2008 07:01 PM

Bob,

What about one of those flexible shaft drill extensions? LJ’s store has quite a few listed – here.

Tim

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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Damian Penney

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#4 posted 11-06-2008 08:06 PM

Epoxy the sides on instead :)

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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OutPutter

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#5 posted 11-06-2008 08:15 PM

Bob,

What if you drill the pocket hole at 45 degrees pointing up to the top of the cabinet or some other angle so that the drill fits?

Is it close enough that a smaller drill would help (bet you didn’t think of that)? ;2)

-- Jim

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lance

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#6 posted 11-06-2008 08:19 PM

Tim and Damian, two good ideas that I will give real consideration and let you guys know what solution I finally put to use.

Thanks and have a great day

-- Bob Lance, DE

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dennis mitchell

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#7 posted 11-06-2008 09:16 PM

Duct tape!
You can just glue and clamp the face frames. They just have to sit in the clamps for an hour or so. (Great reason to buy more clamps!)

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Kindlingmaker

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#8 posted 11-06-2008 09:22 PM

Maybe the hard way… measure and back drill… then use a small ratchet, socket with bit the drive home the screws. I am a professional in getting myself backed into a corner!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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Kindlingmaker

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#9 posted 11-06-2008 09:25 PM

Oh I jusr remembered… I once used a ratchet with a hex base drill bit to hand drill a hole. Its a pain but I got it done.

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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lance

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#10 posted 11-22-2008 05:54 PM

Hi Everyone,

Thanks for all the tips. I ended up borrowing a shorter pocket hole drill and a smaller 90 deg. drill attachment that allowed me to use pocket screws. Then I had to buy a Bosch PS10 adjustable 90 deg. power driver to screw in the pocket screws.

Happy Holidays to All

-- Bob Lance, DE

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Peter Oxley

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#11 posted 11-22-2008 06:06 PM

Glad you found a solution that works for you. In case anyone else is having a similar problem, you could try glue and dowels or biscuits.

-- http://www.peteroxley.com/woodworking -- http://north40studios.etsy.com --

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lance

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#12 posted 11-22-2008 06:13 PM

Thanks again. I passed on the biscuits because the would had already been stained and sealed.

Happy Holidays

-- Bob Lance, DE

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