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using a kreg drill system to fasten boards at a 45 degree angle

I am trying to make a flag case using the kreg system. my problem is I cant screw the 45 degree angles with out going through the wood. I am using 1" boards (3/4"). I have my system set  for the 1" boards  i havent had any problems in the past with using  this setup with the boards. Should  i reset my drill to a shorter setting and use shorter screws or do I need to do something else. I have sold my wife on the fact that kreg is the best thing  around and if I cant make this flag case I will never hear the end of it. Thanks Dave

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the trick is to cut cut your miter on one board your pocket holes go in the other board then use shorter screws for instance if your stock is 3/4 use screws for 1/2 boards then line up the inside of the miter which will leave a small "point" that will have to be trimmed,i usually measure then trim before assembly just remember it will change where the outside corner is 

hope this helps

also if using 3/4 boards the jig should be set for 3/4

 

Is this the only way to create this angle joint? IF so, where can I find the plans to make the necessary jig?

mark fields said:

the trick is to cut cut your miter on one board your pocket holes go in the other board then use shorter screws for instance if your stock is 3/4 use screws for 1/2 boards then line up the inside of the miter which will leave a small "point" that will have to be trimmed,i usually measure then trim before assembly just remember it will change where the outside corner is 

hope this helps

If I understand what you are doing correctly, a typical flag display case is a 45-90-45 triangle. The 90 is not an issue, the jig is made for that. The two 45's can be done but from the outside of the case.

 



P Papooch said:

Is this the only way to create this angle joint? IF so, where can I find the plans to make the necessary jig?

mark fields said:

the trick is to cut cut your miter on one board your pocket holes go in the other board then use shorter screws for instance if your stock is 3/4 use screws for 1/2 boards then line up the inside of the miter which will leave a small "point" that will have to be trimmed,i usually measure then trim before assembly just remember it will change where the outside corner is 

hope this helps

David - Just re-edited the drawing to try and figure out what the jig setting should be... looks to me like it would be set at either 2-5/8 or 2-7/8"... not sure which though. The tip of the drill needs to hit the stock 3-3/8" from the end. The red dotted line is the centerline of the screw and the black dotted lines indicate the pocket. As you can see from the drawing, coming from inside the case is problematic because the 22-1/2 degree angle of the joint is too close to the 15 degree angle of the jig for the path of the screw to intersect the mating piece within a reasonable distance.

 

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