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  • Mooresville, NC
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Stabalizing Clamped Joint to avoid movement when screwing
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I have been running into this frustration more and more lately. What is the best and most foolproof way to clamp stability into a joint so that it won't slip when putting in the pocket screw?Continue

Tags: clamp, hole, pocket

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gary roofner Mar 18.

 

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Gary roofner replied to Bradley M. Small's discussion 'Stabalizing Clamped Joint to avoid movement when screwing'
"I use corner  clamps on carcuses and kreg on face frames."
Mar 18
michael evans replied to Bradley M. Small's discussion 'Stabalizing Clamped Joint to avoid movement when screwing'
"Screw two pieces of straight timber at 90 degrees on your workbench ,place frame in two the temporary frame clamp with downward pressure screw together.Hope this helps. "
Mar 11
Don Foley replied to Bradley M. Small's discussion 'Stabalizing Clamped Joint to avoid movement when screwing'
"Bradley, When assembling cabinet carcasses or similar projects requiring edge to face mounting I use corner squares from Rockler.  I clamp the two pieces to the square to keep them aligned, both flush and square.  I then still use a long…"
Feb 18
Bradley M. Small replied to Bradley M. Small's discussion 'Stabalizing Clamped Joint to avoid movement when screwing'
"Don - If I were making a face frame or door the clamping would not be an issue. Where I am having a problem is edge to face like in making a carcass for a cabinet or a drawer box. Bradley"
Feb 16
Don Foley replied to Bradley M. Small's discussion 'Stabalizing Clamped Joint to avoid movement when screwing'
"Bradley, I use a 2 clamp system.  First I clamp both pieces to my work bench typically with a padded "F" style clamp, placing the clamp over the joint between the piece with the pocket holes and the piece the screws will go…"
Feb 16
Bradley M. Small replied to Bradley M. Small's discussion 'Stabalizing Clamped Joint to avoid movement when screwing'
"Do you mean the one that fits inside the hole? That does work quite well, until I have a hole pattern that doesn't allow that clamp to be near enough to the one I am screwing."
Feb 16

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Which Kreg products do you own?
Kreg Jig K4, Face Clamps, Precision Router Table
How would you describe yourself?
Intermediate Woodworker
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What's one interesting fact about you, your life, your garage, shop, or home?
We tore down a garage and built the shop because we moved to a much smaller house

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