I am new to wood working and the Kreg system, That being said I have a question.
How close to the end of the board can drill a hole. I would like to be at @15/16.
I am making a set of cornhole boards and want to make sure the edges of the top picece of plywood is securly fastended in the corners.
The frame is made of 1x4 Poplar, fastened 90°
I have built several of these the traditional way. I wanted to use this system to hide all the screws and not have to have any playing surface. i wanted to stain the birch plywood. That being said, this is a new design, nested suitcase style so corner blocks wouldnt work.
I will have to experiment i guess anybody ?
attached is a drawing for my set.
I was just laying it out, I can fit the hole 1/2 in from the board edge, Does anybody know if this will hurt the strength?
I will have to attach all the 90° corners on the outside and plug them, this way I will have room to keep the screws close to the corners for the top
see my pictures, does anybody see a problem? if you look at the wireframe you will see that the screws won't intersect
i will have to make some plugs out of poplar rod though, for the outside
If the holes are in the direction of the grain, there's no problem- you can place them very close to the edge. If the holes are perpendicular to the grain the i suggest staying about an inch or 2 away from the edge. I've seen cracking when I placed the hole too close to the end grain and perpendiclular to it.
would the micro block allow me to install closer ?
I will re adjust for 1" minimum
the wood will crack if the boards are not perfectly parallel to each other. The micro jig will not help either. What you could do is cut your piece a little wider than required, then install the pocket hole about an inch in from the end and then trim to final width.
Don't drill through the pilot hole- I've seen many people suggest it here but I don't like the idea.
I am a bit confused?
Will it crack when I am drilling to pocket hole. or when i am screwing the boards together ?
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