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Forum topic by Jofa posted 08-18-2013 10:29 PM 782 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jofa

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08-18-2013 10:29 PM

Hey LJ’s,

I’m looking to make a joinery decision. I currently butt joint my pedalboards using glue and finish nails. I like the way they come out except for the nail holes.
I’m trying to decide on moving to either the Kreg R3 or the Rockler 45 Lock router bit.

I almost always do a 1/4” round over on the edges (and my new Makita palm router has been a joy with that).

Any opinions on which way to go would be appreciated.

-- Thank you Lord for the passion and ability to make things from your creation.


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Loren

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#1 posted 08-18-2013 10:39 PM

Pocket hole jigs make huge holes compared to nail
holes. Also, when used on a corner, if you put the
screws in from the outside the holes will be on
the outside. If you put them on the inside, then
screws will be pointing out and may split the wood
as they’ll be real close to the corner. It is possible
to hit the screw points with a roundover bit too.

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NiteWalker

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#2 posted 08-18-2013 10:58 PM

The lock miter, but don’t go for the rockler. Get a whiteside from holbren or hartville tool.

Edit to add: If you use a 1/4” roundover you will definitely hit the screw tips with pocket screws. BTDT.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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OhioMike

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#3 posted 08-18-2013 11:07 PM

Have you considered a biscuit joiner? You could continue to construct the pedalboards with butt joints but not have nail holes when complete.

Mike

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Jofa

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#4 posted 08-19-2013 02:21 AM

You know, Mike, I never even thought of that.

I have a small bit for my router that might actually work. Never tried it before but tomorrow I will.

Thanks for the suggestions guys!

-- Thank you Lord for the passion and ability to make things from your creation.

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David Dean

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#5 posted 08-19-2013 04:45 AM

Well here’s my 2 cent I have had good luck with the Pocket hole’s.

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Jofa

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#6 posted 08-19-2013 03:31 PM

Wow David, those look super clean. Beautiful piece as well.

Oh and I’m thoroughly coveting your cache of boards you have there! :)

-- Thank you Lord for the passion and ability to make things from your creation.

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