Pocket holes in corner braces

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Forum topic by tolmeda posted 08-15-2009 12:41 AM 4681 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-15-2009 12:41 AM

Topic tags/keywords: pocket hole table question joining

First post here… I’m new to woodworking and finishing up my first project, a bedside table. I’m planning to post about what I learned and what I screwed up but first a quick question to help me finish up this project.

I’d like to add corner braces to attach the top but can’t quite figure out the best way to join them to the frame. I’ve got the four 6” pieces cut and mitered at 45 degrees. The rest of the joints on the table so far are a combination of dowels and pocket holes. My pocket hole jig, the really basic Kreg one, doesn’t work so well on the 45 degree angles.

Any tips on how to best attach these?


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#1 posted 08-15-2009 12:52 AM

I do those on the drill press
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#2 posted 08-15-2009 01:29 AM

drill the pocket into the top(the side that contacts the bottom of the tabletop) of the bracket on each side, not the angled edge. that way you can be perpendicular to the sides. once the top is on, it will hide the pocket holes.

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#3 posted 08-23-2009 04:20 AM

Pocket hole the ends first then cut the angles

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