I am just finishing my first project using the Kreg system of joinery exclusively. This included making up panels by joining six inch wide boards. Needless to say, I have a lot of holes to plug. I found that the plugs do not fit all the way into the holes and am going to have a lot of planing, chisleing and sanding to get the plugs level with the surrounding surface.
Is there a secret to this. I cannot make the holes any deeper. Is part of the game that you have to trim the untapered end of the plugs to fit your needs? Anyone else run across this situation? None of the videos address this problem.......I think.
I use my cable cutter to cut off the end of the plug to match whatever size hole I am working with. It is fast and requires less work. You do not have to worry about cutting off the end of your finger either. After cutting the plug with the cable cutter; I then slightly mash the cut end with pliers to make the plug-end round again. Works great. You can cut about a hundred in less than five minutes.
I have tried a couple of these methods but the one i like the best is wood filler although I don't think it looks as nice. I have a real tendency to leve my wood it's natural color so staining to cover it is usually not an option for me. Sure is faster, and easier though!
I too love this site and it's nice to see how many woman are on here.
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