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I am building a couple of Wood Magazine on-the-go children's lap desks designed after the Thomas Jefferson lap desk.  It calls for screws and plugs for the carcase joinery but it also calls for 1/2 inch pine to keep the desk light.  I planed down some maple for the sides for increased strength and will use pine for the top.  However with 1/2" material I feel the screw/plug combination will not work with such thin stock and will potentially break out.  I have been waiting to use my micro jig and this is the perfect application.  I was initially going to put the pockets on the inside of the desk but it would look really nice if I used some contrasting plugs for the outside - such as cherry.


Now  for my question - where can I get the mirco plugs which were to come out November 15, 2010.  The Kreg site states that they are currently unavailable.


I  would attach a copy of the plans but they are probably copyrighted.  So I will just attach a pix of the original Jefferson Desk - see attachment.



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Let me add that I was going to use box joints but because the sides are sloping downward and are higher than the front and back pieces (to accommodate the desk top) it just does not work.
Just a thought, my brother has a Kreg PHJ and he uses dowel rods instead of the precut stuff, if you can't get wait for the expensive premade plugs you might look at this option.
Thanks - I never thought of that! I have never used the plugs before but if I get doweling and cut it at an angle then voila - home make plug.
Really, thanks a lot for the suggestion.
John I have a video on cutting plugs check it, out I never buy plugs
Exellent video! That is what this forum is all about!
I hope it will save you some money

John said:
Exellent video! That is what this forum is all about!
Brand new - just released - Micro Pocket Plugs!
Available now on
Great video! Thanks for the idea!
Can you share that video with me?

Jens Jensen said:
John I have a video on cutting plugs check it, out I never buy plugs

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