|Forum topic by Redoak49||posted 03-24-2014 03:57 PM||1621 views||1 time favorited||6 replies|
03-24-2014 03:57 PM
A recent thread described the difficulty that one poster was having with making joints with the Kreg screws. I am certain that most of us who have used them have also encountered problems. I recently make some drawers that were about 16” x 22” x 6” using ½” plywood and the Kreg Micro Screws. I am hoping that some others will provide how they clamp parts to use the Kregs Screws and offer suggestions.
I had a number of drawers to make so I made 48” long drawer side stock with a bottom groove and then finished them. I was then able to cut all the sides, fronts and bottoms at one time to make certain that they were all the same size.
I drilled the pocket holes in each end of the front and back pieces.
I built a clamping jig with 8” wide piece of ¾” plywood and attached to the table I was using for assembly.
It was then pretty easy to drive the screws for the joint. With the micro Kreg screws, they are not the washer head screws and it is easy to overdrive the screws. I used the clutch on my drill turned down almost all the way to drive them.
The back part of the drawer had the groove cut off so I could put in the ¼” MDF bottom and this is the finished drawer.