Beginner's guide to pocket hole joinery | WOODWORKING BASICS
Beginner's guide to pocket hole joinery | WOODWORKING BASICS
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WWMM BASICS ►► How to get started using pocket hole joinery. Pocket screws are easy to use and allow anyone to make awesome projects with very little experience. In this video I cover the basics of how to create strong woodworking joints using a pocket hole jig. Full article and tutorial: http://woodworkingformeremortals.com/beginners-guide-to-pocket-hole-joinery-wwmm-basics/
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I’m Craig and I don’t sponsor him. Enjoy your videos though!
Great info! Thanks!
Thanks for this awesome video! Am trying to do the 90 degree join (end grain to face) but the drill doesn’t enter the face grain neatly and I end up with a gap. I didn’t see you pre-drill holes in the second piece (that didn’t get the pocket holes) and I’m not sure how to make holes in the right place to receive the drill bit, if necessary. Can you clarify? Thanks!!
This is fantastic information! Going to tackle a Ryobi Nation patio couch!
Love your videos !
lots of good tips. thank you.
Thank you! Very well explained! I am a beginner with that tool! I really appreciate your video!
Steve how would you make a cross .?? I have never done any wood work regards RAY
Best instructional video on pocket holes out there. Thanks for the fantastic overview!
This was super helpful thank you!
This video was well done. Thanks.
Dude. I love you!
I’m a complete novice and this has been so educational! I’m looking at building some rough furniture for a camper and pocket holes seem the simplest bet, but I would never have thought to consider screw direction or grain if I hadn’t seen this. Thank you 👍👍
Awesome! Thanks so much.
A pocket joint is very strong. I made that discovery last Summer.
Great, I’ll use this
just looking at the previous comments i agree whole heartily well done invaluable info for newbie’s. I was about to buy one but i would have got it wrong Thanks
Buy the pocket hole screws. Believe it or not, it really makes a difference
Thanks – I was always a bit wary of pocket holes – but now I am ready to give them a go
Awesome awesome video
Thank you so much Steve !! I was putting the screws in at the wrong angle…aka opposite of where the main thickness was…good grief Charlie Brown !! I had sat down on the porch stairs….wondering…what in the Sam Dell am I doing wrong ??? Ofcourse…we know….woodworking is like that. I always keep at it until I figure it out or just take a break for a while. I also knew …I just HAD to get this Kregg jig situation right because it was too important not to. Building a custom built in cabinet in my closet. Love and God Bless always, Lisa
Okay, so I understand the basic theory if you are using the same thickness of wood on both ends, but what do you set the pocket hole jig to, let’s say, if you are screwing a 3/4 into a 1.5" piece of wood or the opposite? The receiving piece of wood thickness or what you are screwing through?
I have a ply board of 3/4” and a 2by 4 being joined at a 90 with the edge of the 3/4 exposed and edge of two by four touching flat of the 3/4” in entirety. Which is the best direction to drill the pocket? Pocket on 2 by for or on cut from the 3/4 ply sheet.
The 3/4 ply sheet will be the anchor for holding one guitar hanger.
The pieces joined will be across 14”
I am erecting something to hang a guitar in a semi truck from the top bunk frame while in the stored away position.
How about angles do corners, that will be end grain on both ends
If you guys aren’t using an impact to drill your pocket holes you don’t know what you’re missing, definitely faster and easier
What kreg jig do you have?
Good stuff, but you should be using the provided stop collar setting block to set the collar on the drill bit to the proper location based on which screw you’re using.
Thanks Steve. Excellent video.
Thanks. I needed a refresher
Thank You Steve!!!
You answered my questions AND wore a Raiders hat. Instant subscribe.
Can I use pocket joining in plywood boards?
How do I do it without a special tool to drill the holes
Really good video but the background music is annoying. Leave the music out and save the content.
Nice job god bless
Not sure if its the quality Kreg send to Australia but the Jig and the screws you recommended are both poor quality and not accurate. 1 of the 3 Kreg drill bits has already snapped and the other 2 are blunt straight out of the packet. Make sure you do more research than I did as companies dont seem to send the same quality of their products to every country. Buyer beware
What jig do you reccommend?
Thank you so much.! This video is Great! Really appreciate the close up and the visuals. Mike in Colorado
“Remember that THING that you probably never used and you probably never even knew what it was FoR”…. When you did the eye brow raise and looked right at the camera it was like you were looking into my soul…..How did you know that I didn’t know eeeppppp?!?!?! Lol Thank you… I’m so new that this was MUCH needed!
You had me at the Tardis
Very informative. Thank you.
Great info here. I plan on turning a large niche in my kitchen into a cabinet with a glass panel door. Now I know how to use the Kreg pocket hole jig I bought. LOL
Such a helpful video – thanks! I recently bought a pocket hole jig but haven’t used it yet. I was at the hardware store the other day and had no idea which screws to get. Now I do! 🙂
Excellent video thanks for explaining this process I really didn’t understand but now I know 👍🏾
Raiddderrrrrrrssss!!! I seen that hat! Thanks for the tips in this video!✊🏼🏴☠️
This is one of the better instructional videos I’ve ever watched on any topic.
I’m planning to make a console and this is the first time I heard about this pocket hole thing. I’m crafty but a newbie in woodworking. I want to learn a lot, there’s so much I can build. Thanks for your video.
Great Video!! Short, concise , clear information on every step. You might title this as a second video. “How to make an instructional video” I subscribed”