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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20 Replies to “Beginner's guide to pocket hole joinery | WOODWORKING BASICS”

  1. Awesome video as usual Steve. You are a fantastic instructor. I’ve been watching you for years now and you have inspired me to start my own YouTube channel. Thank you!

  2. Explicas muy bien y yo soy un principiante en la carpinteria, un simple mortal, me suscribo. Gracias. Your explanation is very clear, I am an enthusiastic begginer in woodworking, a mere mortal. I am subscribing to your channel, thank you very much.

  3. I have used the K4 jig for 3 maybe 4 years and have no problems. People tell me to get the K5. Why fix what is not broken. Your take on this?

  4. Are you the man responsible for teaching my dad how to build his own house from scratch with no professional training at all? Hahha.

  5. Thanks for all your video. I like how you explain everything in complete detail for those of us who have no experience. Too many other videos skip steps assuming we, the viewer already know that step, which many of us don't. Please keep making videos that we can learn from. I also love the Kreg line of tools.

  6. Robertson head screws are the absolute best. I'm not sure why you guys haven't given up on flat heads in favor of the robertson.

  7. Plugging the pocket hole: Would wood filler work? Or is there something about it that makes it a bad choice?

  8. I never thought I could learn so much from you. You explain everything in detail that other doesn't. I like how you show the outcomes if is done wrong. Great guy.

  9. Very informative. Thank you. Going to start my first project by myself. Had use the jig years ago with my dad and couldn't remember how it worked.

  10. I use my Kreg Pocket hole jig all the time. Because I use different size lumber I have to change the drill bit depth and the hold down suction cup. The allen wrench is always falling out and I can never find the right size wrench on the threaded piece on the hold down. I took a couple of rare earth magnets one on either side of the handle. One for the allen wrench and one for the 10mm wrench.

  11. After watching Steve’s video I asked Santa to bring me a Kreg pocket hole system for Christmas. And he did 👍🏻👍🏻😃

  12. If I am working with a hardwood that is 2 inches thick, is it better to use an 1 1/2 fine screw at the 3/4 setting or use a 2 1/2 coarse screw at the 1 1/2 setting?

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