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:

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  1. Tim Danby on January 16, 2019 at 8:15 pm is helpful,too.Great job,sir!

  2. Jerry Anderson on January 16, 2019 at 8:16 pm

    Wow, extremely grateful for the info. Getting ready to purchase and start some cabinets. Thanks

  3. Ernie Tetrault on January 16, 2019 at 8:18 pm

    WOW! That’s insane!! I’m getting one ASAP

  4. Batcave Bricks on January 16, 2019 at 8:18 pm

    Great video! Better than the one that Kreg put together for their pocket hole jig that I just bought. Glad I found your video!

  5. Candice G on January 16, 2019 at 8:21 pm

    Thank you so much for this video! I just bought a jig for a bed I’m making and now I feel prepared before I use it for the first time!

  6. jeff61 on January 16, 2019 at 8:23 pm

    1:40 your welcome

  7. Bill Smith on January 16, 2019 at 8:25 pm

    Thank you!

  8. Matti Virta on January 16, 2019 at 8:25 pm

    kregs jigs have wery lot owerprize same tools can buy 1/4 prize copy, and smart men do jig diy at home wery easy make, idiot pay lot kreg jigs.

  9. J Schulte on January 16, 2019 at 8:27 pm

    Just bought a jig & can’t wait to use it! Thank you for these helpful tips!

  10. Lachi on January 16, 2019 at 8:28 pm

    Just what i looked for. Great video. Thank you.

  11. Valiant Velarde on January 16, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    Great video!..I was tasked to teach farm machinery which includes construction. Your videos really helped.
    By the way, how did you make your videos?

  12. AsTheWheelsTurn on January 16, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    I use kreg jig /pocket screws for face frames but trying to assemble an entire project using only pocket screws is tedious. I much prefer just using glue and regular screws or nails with a nail gun to assemble boxes and the kreg jig for face frames. the end product is very strong. large cabinets I will also have internal cleats in places you dont see them. I dont have the tooling to dado everything together or do dovetails and honestly think its a waste of time unless you are making something that is meant to be an absolute showpiece. even then ….no one really cares…..

  13. Fabian Gort on January 16, 2019 at 8:32 pm

    I got the dutch version with the metric system! Love it,

  14. Tintus Asdi on January 16, 2019 at 8:34 pm

    Wow this necessary

  15. J Ancel on January 16, 2019 at 8:34 pm

    Great video, wish I would have watched before I built a new front porch.

  16. stealth7g on January 16, 2019 at 8:35 pm

    I go shallow on my step and use course drywall screws on anything 2×4 and up.

  17. bill reutzel on January 16, 2019 at 8:36 pm

    steve I bought the cutting board
    software and when I wanted to build a pop up box said that i had to make a slice can you tell me how to do that thanks

  18. Steve Marshall on January 16, 2019 at 8:36 pm

    I need to get me a Kreg K4 or K5. I built a workbench using pocket hole joinery (at least the base of it.

  19. Gary Tuttle on January 16, 2019 at 8:36 pm

    Will one pocket hole work on a narrow (1-1/2) door frame?

  20. Outbackbloke on January 16, 2019 at 8:36 pm

    do you use the same jig for large wood planks?

  21. Rodney Widger on January 16, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    Another great video Steve, I’m very much a novice and was forced to retire. I plan on doing a fair amount of woodworking and some craft type projects with my wife and grandson 11 years old. Is K5 a good jig to start with?

  22. ROBIN SHANE on January 16, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    Thanks. I got one for Xmas and I’m new to wood projects. This was very informative.

  23. MrBeast9000 on January 16, 2019 at 8:38 pm


  24. Learn Filipino with Papa Jedder on January 16, 2019 at 8:38 pm

    Who else is watching this as a refresher? 😀

  25. Richard Habicher on January 16, 2019 at 8:41 pm

    Very fine production. It explained it all so well. So I bought one already and will try it soon. I had to learn from the Master!

  26. Mariegabrielle Mariani on January 16, 2019 at 8:44 pm

    Très très bonne explications je debute et je crois avoir bien compris les ystème Merci.

  27. Marcela Bejarano Castañeda on January 16, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    Thanks for your tutorial! Now I am ready to start making holes! Thanks so much! : )

  28. leo vendramini on January 16, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    Terrific.Thank you.

  29. Gary Duncan on January 16, 2019 at 8:47 pm

    Your videos are so concise and well photographed. If I have to listen to a part more than once, it’s pretty easy to backtrack and locate the spot without having to go through more info than needed. I compliment you, your camera person, and your sharp editing skills. I’ve always been a little intimidated by using jigs, but this makes it seem so easy. Thank you!

  30. william martz on January 16, 2019 at 8:51 pm

    thanks so much for this video. i recently built a bed and I needed to put together some face frames. I bought the kreg jig to build them but had no idea how to actually use it. This video was very helpful for me. I am not subscribed.

  31. Keith Wilson on January 16, 2019 at 8:52 pm

    Pocket joinery sure has its place, but I would only patch the holes if I were going to paint, not stain. This is joinery to be hidden, not displayed, obviously. PS: Great colour T shirt!

  32. The angry Carpenter on January 16, 2019 at 8:53 pm

    I use pocket screws almost daily doing finish carpentry.

  33. Luke on January 16, 2019 at 8:57 pm

    Thanks for this. Is there anything out there for 4X4 pocket holes? Are pocket holes even recommended for something that stout?

  34. Ryan goodwin on January 16, 2019 at 9:02 pm

    thank you so much for all your tips! they are so helpful. my favorite part is telling me what NOT TO DO! so often professionals just assume people know the tiny tid bits of stuff that they know too. but we dont. you do a great job letting us know the things that may be super obvious to a pro, but not to a beginner.

  35. Gary Fairbrother on January 16, 2019 at 9:02 pm

    Really a good instructional video. It moves right along and pays attention to detail. I’m betting you’ve e saved new users a lot of time and lumber if they’re smart enough to watch YouTube how-to’s before barging in.

  36. James Morrow on January 16, 2019 at 9:04 pm

    Ly kreg jig is an indispensable part of my
    woodshop and I use it in most bui

  37. Daniel Romano on January 16, 2019 at 9:04 pm

    Love pocket holes!

  38. Robert Martinez on January 16, 2019 at 9:05 pm

    Very well explained on the use of the Kreg jig !!

  39. Chris Moody on January 16, 2019 at 9:06 pm

    I use a Kreg system and it just to useful not to use it. Used to use biscuits and saw but have slowly gotten away from it. For fine work I own a mortiser and tendon jig for the table saw.

  40. MTBNut on January 16, 2019 at 9:10 pm

    Just came across this channel…wow, this guy is good, great screen presence, awesome editing, no umms/ahhhs, not a single out-of-focus shot, and a Mystery Spot bumper sticker sighting…this is YouTube at its finest.

  41. Rodney Widger on January 16, 2019 at 9:11 pm

    I’m on a fixed income so I can’t keep buying the newest or latest version of tools

  42. Fernando Osorio on January 16, 2019 at 9:11 pm

    Hi, I’m Fernando and I live in Ecuador, your video is very interesting. I would like to know if you could add subtitles in Spanish so that you can learn from all the tips you indicate.

  43. joe blow on January 16, 2019 at 9:12 pm

    What mesurment do you use when screwing 2" × to a 3/4"? Or better put, two different thickness. Also , how do you determine the length of screw to use on multiple thicknesses?

  44. pampam cezar on January 16, 2019 at 9:13 pm

    great demonstration

  45. metratone5 on January 16, 2019 at 9:13 pm

    Nice video I’m planning on getting a pocket hole drill kit.
    There’s quite a few and I want it to last.

  46. Leo's Tüftelei on January 16, 2019 at 9:13 pm

    Great video as usual! 👍 👍

  47. Andy T on January 16, 2019 at 9:14 pm

    great video! Answered a lot of questions I had. New to doing pocket holes. I bought the smaller jig I think it is a R3. Looking forward to some projects.

  48. A Rod on January 16, 2019 at 9:14 pm

    Great video! Well explained while at the same time hands-on

  49. Pat Traynor on January 16, 2019 at 9:14 pm

    Another great video. I love, love, love pocket hole joinery. I make a ton of corn hole boards, with pocket holes doing all of the work. I don’t do it for profit, but it seems everyone knows someone who would like me to make them a set of boards. Back when I wasn’t sure how much I’d use it, I purchased a cheaper model from Harbor Freight. It actually has done a nice job, but you’re right about the massive quantity of sawdust it produces. I have to blow it away after every drilling, and I really love the idea of being able to attach my dust collector to it. Enough that I might buy the Kreg anyways.

  50. Tim Danby on January 16, 2019 at 9:14 pm

    Tip:When screwing in and using bar clamps and similar ones,dont’t clamp too tightly,clamp just enough to hold wood together.I did my first one too tight and the 2 pieces warped on me when I screwed them together.