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I have finished making the carcass of the kitchen cabinets for my sister (the corner cabinet was a challenge to make). I have cut all the rough hickory up into the pieces for the face frames, doors and drawer fronts. Yesterday I took out my Kreg pocket hole jig that I have had for many years but just recently attached it to a sheet of plywood. I only have a box of coarse pocket hole screws and when I started attaching the rails to the stiles, the screws split the wood on the stiles. Is this due to using a course screw? Would a fine srew be better? So Kreg jig experts, what do you think? Is there a way to join the pieces with course screws? Best regards Ron Peterson
I was going down an internet rabbit hole yesterday just surfing around (not to mix metaphors, though). I found this on a new simple pocket hole jig. The guy really liked it I noticed that they sell and use Torx screw heads. We have had a lot of problems with the volunteers at the furniture bank not holding the drivers right and munging up the square drive bits. So I contacted them to see if they sell more than the packs of 100 (we use about 32 screws per table at the furniture bank, and usually order one or two boxes of 5000 at a time). Well, they don't, but they volunteered to research it and come up with a quote. I got a call at the end of the day yesterday and again first thing this morning from the president of the company asking for more details. They are still looking into it from their supplier, but in the meantime are sending out several packs for us to try out. What great customer service from a small company. They are just getting into pocket holes. They seem to have a lot of innovative products. And they seem to be geared to the hobbyist market. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=horaysNGJOk
Came across an oldie but goodie tool. Dad dropped a few things off at my place a year ago, I stashed them for later. During my cleaning I came back across this neat old Kreg Jig. I don't think he ever used it. He loved Wood Magazine, this would have been in the late 80's he purchased this, no doubt because it was Wood Magazine top choice rated. Even says so on the box lid. Pretty cool eh!
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