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Pocket Hole Joinery #1: Hiding Pocket hole drilling.

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Blog entry by woodklutz posted 11-01-2010 10:32 PM 1414 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Prior to drilling my pocket holes, I take the piece over to the band saw and slice about a 1/4”x 5” from where the ph is going to be drilled. After hole is drilled I glue back the slice,for almost a seamless join. Better than those ugly inserts and cheaper too. You can use a shorter screw if needed.

What I have learned, is to remember that I am going to use this method before I drill my first hole. Doh!

-- honing my craft one mistake at a time.



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#1 posted 11-01-2010 11:11 PM

Oooo. I love pocket screws and finding tricks to extend their use beyound the norm.

So I get the idea of sawing out a plug of material to use as a patch later. I don’t quite see how you do this with a bandsaw or why a 5” segment is needed. Can this be applied to any ph site, or only those with a certain accessibility.

-- "The unexpected, when it happens, generally happens when you least expect it."

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#2 posted 11-01-2010 11:20 PM

I used my bandsaw because it seemed to me ideal, with the piece on it’s side I move in 1/4” or less (dont want the screw head interfering after slice is reattached). 5” up from end of piece arbitrary, any height should be o.k. but the 5” on my project fit in with my design.
You should be able to this with any ph app, as long as you slice before you drill.

-- honing my craft one mistake at a time.

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#3 posted 11-02-2010 07:36 AM

Could you supply a couple pictures of this process. I’d like to see what you are describing here. Thanks

-- Aaron - central California "If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?"

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#4 posted 11-02-2010 01:33 PM

C:\Users\les\Pictures\Picasa Exports\jig2\100_0585.JPG

Don’t know if this will come out. If not I will try to find another way.
It really is quite simple.

-- honing my craft one mistake at a time.

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#5 posted 11-02-2010 01:55 PM

why not put the pocket hole where it cant be seen?

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#6 posted 11-02-2010 02:01 PM

But what if they can be seen? Obviously if ph hidden there is no need.

-- honing my craft one mistake at a time.

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#7 posted 11-02-2010 02:24 PM

Hope this helps/

-- honing my craft one mistake at a time.

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#8 posted 11-02-2010 02:30 PM

Pretty good idea.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#9 posted 11-03-2010 03:46 AM

Interesting, but what about the bs blade kerf? I guess at least you don’t see the ph.

Steve.

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#10 posted 11-03-2010 01:54 PM

Steve, the kerf is not offensively noticeable after finishing.

-- honing my craft one mistake at a time.

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#11 posted 11-03-2010 06:27 PM

I like the idea and will add it to my bag of pocket holes tricks. Thanks for sharing.

-- "The unexpected, when it happens, generally happens when you least expect it."

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