A pocket hole is simply a hole drilled at an angle that forms a pocket for the screw think of it as a highly engineered toenailing technique what makes it precise is the design of the pocket hole jig that guides the drill bit into the wood at a specific angle to produce an engineered hole to house the screw head. 6 pocket hole joinery at the ends of narrow boards like rails stiles and aprons will only need 2 pocket screws use the widest 2 holes you can get away with while keeping the pocket hole centers within 3 8 from either edge 7 if you ever strip out a pocket hole its not ruined necessarily heres what you do remove the screw . So drilling pocket holes in the bottom shelf frames of a display stand i recently made didnt present a problem now thats easy for me to say but i know that you may not own a pocket hole jig and usually thats not a problem you just substitute another form of joinery say biscuits or dowels in place of the pocket screws. Pocket hole joinery drilling pocket holes the pocket hole jig guides the drill bit at exactly the correct angle the stop collar can easily be set to accu rately drill the correct depth hole in various thicknesses of wood inserting pocket hole screws after the hole has been drilled its easy to drive the self tapping pocket hole screws in . Pocket hole joinery or pocket screw joinery involves drilling a hole at an angle usually 15 degrees into one work piece and then joining it to a second work piece with a self tapping screw pocket hole jigs pocket holes can be formed by drilling a series of holes until a pocket hole is created but pocket hole jigs make the process
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