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Jens,

Re Pocket Screw Joinery---

Nothing fancy---just follow Kregs instructions, with a little fine tuning, here and there, and as circumstances arise.

 

I have several projects in the works that I would like to use Kreg screws in #4 & #6 size, 1/2 & 5/8''---for 1/8 to 1/4'' thick and small stock.

I'd like to see them introduce them on the market---Hint, Hint, Hint, to the Kreg rep.

Making small scale wood projects, like train railroad layout & buildings for train board layouts, doll houses and furniture,  kids furniture, toys and the like.  I've been using small dowels, small mortise and tenons, tooth-picks, popsicle sticks.  ''small'' Kreg pocket hole joinery would be nice for these projects.



Jens Jensen said:

Wow  that is impressive  cant wait to see some of your pocket screw work

Hi Ken - A few months ago I was whining about not being able to get Kreg screws in coarse thread/3/4" length. The Kreg rep came in and pointed out that with the bare shank needed to make the screw pull the parts together, there wasn't much room left for threads as it was. I suspect that by the time you get down to 1/2" length, there won't be room left for more than a couple of turns of fine thread....

Sorry Capn - I canna break the laws of physics :(
Ken Darga said:

Jens,

Re Pocket Screw Joinery---

Nothing fancy---just follow Kregs instructions, with a little fine tuning, here and there, and as circumstances arise.

 

I have several projects in the works that I would like to use Kreg screws in #4 & #6 size, 1/2 & 5/8''---for 1/8 to 1/4'' thick and small stock.

I'd like to see them introduce them on the market---Hint, Hint, Hint, to the Kreg rep.

Making small scale wood projects, like train railroad layout & buildings for train board layouts, doll houses and furniture,  kids furniture, toys and the like.  I've been using small dowels, small mortise and tenons, tooth-picks, popsicle sticks.  ''small'' Kreg pocket hole joinery would be nice for these projects.



Jens Jensen said:

Wow  that is impressive  cant wait to see some of your pocket screw work

Hi John,

My comments, about smaller pocket hole joinery, noted above, are some wishful thinking.

I've used lots of wood screws in #2 & #4, from 1/4'' to 1/2'', on miniature projects.

I'll have to give this more thought and a closer examination, to see if I can come up with my own miniature pocket hole drilling jig---but for now, I have too many projects in the works, that need completion.

YIKES---xmas is less than 2 weeks away!

I'm going to have to put my tools in ''high-speed'' mode.

I use miniature drills for the necessary drilling operations---ex, a miniature drill chuck, inserted into a drill press chuck; also a miniature drill press, and the application cutting/drilling tool inserted in the miniature chuck.

John Schaben said:

Hi Ken - A few months ago I was whining about not being able to get Kreg screws in coarse thread/3/4" length. The Kreg rep came in and pointed out that with the bare shank needed to make the screw pull the parts together, there wasn't much room left for threads as it was. I suspect that by the time you get down to 1/2" length, there won't be room left for more than a couple of turns of fine thread....

Sorry Capn - I canna break the laws of physics :(

Hi Ken - yeah, this time of year we're all busier than cat..... well you know. Just a suggestion on the shorter screws is i've had pretty decent luck with SPAX and they are easily available.

Cheers and Merry Xmas

Ken Darga said:

Hi John,

My comments, about smaller pocket hole joinery, noted above, are some wishful thinking.

I've used lots of wood screws in #2 & #4, from 1/4'' to 1/2'', on miniature projects.

I'll have to give this more thought and a closer examination, to see if I can come up with my own miniature pocket hole drilling jig---but for now, I have too many projects in the works, that need completion.

YIKES---xmas is less than 2 weeks away!

I'm going to have to put my tools in ''high-speed'' mode.

I use miniature drills for the necessary drilling operations---ex, a miniature drill chuck, inserted into a drill press chuck; also a miniature drill press, and the application cutting/drilling tool inserted in the miniature chuck.

John Schaben said:

Hi Ken - A few months ago I was whining about not being able to get Kreg screws in coarse thread/3/4" length. The Kreg rep came in and pointed out that with the bare shank needed to make the screw pull the parts together, there wasn't much room left for threads as it was. I suspect that by the time you get down to 1/2" length, there won't be room left for more than a couple of turns of fine thread....

Sorry Capn - I canna break the laws of physics :(

I purchased a Saw Stop PCS 3hp in the summer of 2010 & would rate it @ 5 out of 5.  It's hard to say what I like most about it, so I would have to say "everything". The accuracy, ease of blade change, the quick release for the riving knife, the quick release for the zero clearence insert, the dust collection, the smooth vibration free operation, the hydrolic lift & mobile base, the long table extension & accurate fence, the big shut-off paddle. I could go on & on.  Plus the added safety feature of the blade stop & retraction! I still have all ten didgets, and you can't put a real price on that.

Like I've said before.  I love my Saw Stop, like I love my Kreg!   

John,

I like the SPAX screws, as well---

beneficial over other type screws, for most applications.

I keep a good supply of #6 & 8's, at the ready.

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