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My very first pocket hole!!
« on: August 10, 2019, 07:43:49 am »
Despite the fact that I'm 100% sure this means nothing to anyone other than me, I felt compelled to take a picture of my very first pocket hole and post it for posterity!

I feel like a lad who's had his first knee-trembler!


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Re: My very first pocket hole!!
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2019, 03:12:28 pm »
Awesome...  if the rain will either come on and rain or go away, I can finish painting my 5' tall Q Bert that was assembled entirely out of 1/2" mdf and pocket hole screws...  very sturdy...  my Galaga is next and will be built the same way.

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Re: My very first pocket hole!!
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2019, 03:14:07 pm »
Awesome...  if the rain will either come on and rain or go away, I can finish painting my 5' tall Q Bert that was assembled entirely out of 1/2" mdf and pocket hole screws...  very sturdy...  my Galaga is next and will be built the same way.

Yep chucking down here too! Would love to see your photos of Q-bert and the forthcoming Galaga!! :-)

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Re: My very first pocket hole!!
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2019, 09:56:29 pm »
I have never tried that, Jenn has never seen that used on a machine (Although possibly old wooden television cabinets) but have noticed it used in more recent times on custom kitchen cabinets. However I have secretly been curious and noticed that Kreg jig set it really quite reasonably priced, And certainly makes one think of the posibilities...Thx for the pic.

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Re: My very first pocket hole!!
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2019, 10:49:30 pm »
I feel like a lad who's had his first knee-trembler!

Had to google that one...

Pocket hole's that good, eh? :lol
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Re: My very first pocket hole!!
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2019, 04:39:19 am »
I have never tried that, Jenn has never seen that used on a machine (Although possibly old wooden television cabinets) but have noticed it used in more recent times on custom kitchen cabinets. However I have secretly been curious and noticed that Kreg jig set it really quite reasonably priced, And certainly makes one think of the posibilities...Thx for the pic.

Hi Jenn, yep I got the Kreg Jig R3 junior. It was £30 and came with various screws and some of those dowels to put in and cover the hole.

The instructions are really easy to follow and the holes I drilled worked out fine.

I feel like a lad who's had his first knee-trembler!

Had to google that one...

Pocket hole's that good, eh? :lol

Maybe not *that* good.... but at my age I get to drill more pocket holes than I get knee-tremblers....  ;D ;D ;D

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Re: My very first pocket hole!!
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2019, 10:37:16 am »
I have a full Kreg set.

However - 99.9% of the time - I use this one:
https://www.amazon.com/Kreg-MKJKIT-Mini-Jig-Kit/dp/B00065WPP2/ref=sr_1_13?crid=2ASESGGMYXDLV&keywords=kreg+pocket+hole+jig&qid=1565620490&s=gateway&sprefix=kreg+pocket%2Caps%2C134&sr=8-13

So you can really lower the cost of entry/testing with it.

It solves some joinery problems that otherwise are clunky.
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Re: My very first pocket hole!!
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2019, 11:05:25 am »
I have a Kreg kit sitting in my garage unopened, with some wood next to it ready to be turned into furniture. (Turntable stand/ record cabinet). I look forward to my first pocket joint as well, but it has been sitting for about 2 months, as my higher priority stuuf seem to keep creeping in, like a downed tree in my yard, or my boat motor seals going bad.

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Re: My very first pocket hole!!
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2019, 11:11:31 am »
I look forward to my first pocket joint as well, but it has been sitting for about 2 months, as my higher priority stuuf seem to keep creeping in, like a downed tree in my yard...

Get it full of pocket holes!!! :) :)

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Re: My very first pocket hole!!
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2019, 11:31:02 am »
Pocket holes are the best for cab construction
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Re: My very first pocket hole!!
« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2019, 11:36:20 am »
Pocket holes are the best for cab construction

Yep, my primary reason for learning them. But I would also like to start doing a bit of woodworking and learning more about it in general so I'm sure it will come in handy for other projects in the future too :)

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Re: My very first pocket hole!!
« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2019, 01:19:04 pm »
as my higher priority stuuf seem to keep creeping in, ... my boat motor seals going bad.


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Re: My very first pocket hole!!
« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2019, 01:19:52 pm »
Pocket holes are the best for cab construction

Yep, my primary reason for learning them. But I would also like to start doing a bit of woodworking and learning more about it in general so I'm sure it will come in handy for other projects in the future too :)

Iíve used them for furniture repair, build crates to hold my records, scratch cab builds... thereíre awesome
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Re: My very first pocket hole!!
« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2019, 01:44:09 pm »
Vigo blew a seal.

Don't let PETA find out.

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Re: My very first pocket hole!!
« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2019, 02:20:30 pm »
as my higher priority stuuf seem to keep creeping in, ... my boat motor seals going bad.




Just like all you desert people have a in-ground pool, up here we all have a boat. Motor is from the 70's, but it still has plenty of life in it.



Vigo blew a seal.

Don't let PETA find out.


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Re: My very first pocket hole!!
« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2019, 03:22:44 pm »
Vigo blew a seal.

No, said he motorboats them.
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Re: My very first pocket hole!!
« Reply #16 on: August 12, 2019, 05:22:17 pm »
Vigo blew a seal.

No, said he motorboats them.

That sort of thing usually precedes making the pocket hole.

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Re: My very first pocket hole!!
« Reply #17 on: August 13, 2019, 09:39:42 pm »
Love me a good ol pocket hole, but a couple if issues i have ran into using them for my first cab construction.

1. The mdf can split if you just drive the screw home, almost need to hand screw it.
2. The screws can foul and collapse your T-Track slot.