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I can't find any pan head screws longer than 1½". I'm in the middle of a project but could use some 2½", 2" at least:( Is SPAX a good substitute? By that I mean is the head small enough to fit in the microjig pocket?

I'm also having trouble finding microjig plugs.:(   5/16" dowels are to big.

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I have taken dowel and chuck it up in drill and put a hunk of sandpaper in your spare hand and grip it and it will do same thing

After a hundred or so, likely a very sore spare hand.

Jens Jensen said:

I have taken dowel and chuck it up in drill and put a hunk of sandpaper in your spare hand and grip it and it will do same thing

Do the full length of dowel at once

If the project is painted just use bondo in holes and sand

John, 

Here's a SPAX screw, offered in #8x2-1/2''---

I'd be concerned of the countersink head style, creating outward forces that could possibly result in fracturing, when under too much clamping pressure.

http://www.spax.us/en/mdf-hardwood-screws.html

I use a lot of SPAX screws, for many applications, and get good results.

SPAX offers cabinet screw, that features washer head---

however, the head dia may be too large, to fit in the size of pocket hole, you're making.

http://www.spax.us/en/cabinet-screws.html

Hi Ken - Just might work. I have some #8 Spax, much shorter, but the head measures 5/16 so that could also solve the plug problem. I am going into pine so splitting is a consideration.

What I'm doing is covering a ceiling on a sunporch in an old house. I'm using 11/32" thick beadboard. Since the wall at ceiling level has a lot of zigs and zags for door openings, windows, etc. I am making molding out of 1x2 pine with a 3/8" x 1/2" rabbet next to the ceiling and a roundover bottom edge. This will leave a fairly square channel to slip the beadboard into and provide support along one end wall that has no joist avalable for nailing. 1x2 isn't that wide to begin with so I am using the micro jig set to 5/8" to avoid the rabbet. It does, however, put the pockets right in the roundover.

Thanks again for the input.

 

Jens - I may just do  the Bondo thing. Not far enough along yet to make a decision on that.

Just an idea.Little goes a long way.



John Schaben said:

Hi Ken - Just might work. I have some #8 Spax, much shorter, but the head measures 5/16 so that could also solve the plug problem. I am going into pine so splitting is a consideration.

What I'm doing is covering a ceiling on a sunporch in an old house. I'm using 11/32" thick beadboard. Since the wall at ceiling level has a lot of zigs and zags for door openings, windows, etc. I am making molding out of 1x2 pine with a 3/8" x 1/2" rabbet next to the ceiling and a roundover bottom edge. This will leave a fairly square channel to slip the beadboard into and provide support along one end wall that has no joist avalable for nailing. 1x2 isn't that wide to begin with so I am using the micro jig set to 5/8" to avoid the rabbet. It does, however, put the pockets right in the roundover.

Thanks again for the input.

 

Jens - I may just do  the Bondo thing. Not far enough along yet to make a decision on that.

Sad to say I'll be 55 this month and am just now getting interested in woodworking, largely due to the Kreg tool and how fun it all looks. I've had a few woodworking tools over the years but am now trying to buy some (already ordered and received my Kreg jig kit). Planes are on the menu, but they certainly don't go cheap do they? Craigslist seems to have cheap power tools for the most part, very few quality power and even fewer quality hand tools. But do they still say "better late than never?"

I hear ya' David. I'm 42 and just getting into woodworking myself.

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