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Hi Guys
I'm new to the Kreg Jig usage but I started a new TV cabinet last week and things are going awesome!! It is working just like they say in the demos and it is easy to use too.

So now I have got the hole plugs glued in, I'm wondering how I'm going to cut off the excess plug stock. I have seen videos of using a router but what if you are trying to trim off the plugs on an inside corner?

Well after scratching my head and trying a few things, here is what I came up with. My wife got me a new Dremel tool and kit for Christmas last year. In the kit was an attachment for cutting circles in drywall. It is a cone shaped piece that attaches to an arm along with a spiral bit. The spiral bit has a FLAT bottom on it. SO.... I screwed the cone shaped piece along with the depth setting piece onto the Dremel, trimmed the base so I could get up close to the side of my cabinet and set the depth to about 1/32 above the base material and "wa la" I have a mini plug trimmer. I have it set close enough to the base material that a light sanding is all I need to finish the plug to match the base. I have attached a picture of the setup.

I have just included a closeup picture of my mini router so that you can get a better look at how I was using it. It takes about 20 to 30 seconds per plug.

***NOTE*** make sure you hold the Dremel tool tightly against the base wood!! As you run the bit through the plug it does want to jump if not held tightly against the base wood. I just finished trimming 25 pluges in about 10minutes. With a little sanding , I am done.

John Frankforther

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Crank-neck Chisel

This style chisel works well for shaving off proud wood plugs or dowels,

and removing glue squeeze out from inside corners.

It allows slicing away material while resting the chisel blade on the workpiece.

The bent handle lets you grip it without scraping your knuckles.

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