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Old 05-22-2011, 02:58 AM   #11
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Pocket hole jigs shouldn't cost 100. Mine was like 25 or 30.
I found an affordable jig, though a tad late, just finished the stand frame. I did it so I wouldn't have to drill long ways.
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You guys could look at framing angles. Something like this, they sell it in the roofing section.

Simpson Strong-Tie A35Z Z-Max 18-Gauge Steel Framing Angle - A35Z at The Home Depot
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Old 05-25-2011, 07:45 PM   #13
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I think if I had to do it again I would use just liquid nails, that stuff is wickedly strong. I did a test on two pieces and it was indestructible.
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Old 05-26-2011, 04:41 AM   #14
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Pocket screws? Are you guys talking about toenailing screws/nails? Im thinking not cuz you dont need a jig to toenail, just countersink em, i gotta figure out what pocket scews are they sound interesting, are they screws you take out of ur pocket? Lol jk
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yeah its basically toenailing with a screw. a pocket screw jig just makes it easier and sometimes faster and stronger to join pieces together. They are mostly used in butt joints for face frames and other finish carpentry. To give you an idea, a pocket screw butt joint (with no glue) for drawers is actually stronger than a dovetail drawer that has been glued, although dovetails look so much nicer.
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yeah its basically toenailing with a screw. a pocket screw jig just makes it easier and sometimes faster and stronger to join pieces together. They are mostly used in butt joints for face frames and other finish carpentry. To give you an idea, a pocket screw butt joint (with no glue) for drawers is actually stronger than a dovetail drawer that has been glued, although dovetails look so much nicer.
Yeh dovetails are sweet, go norm abrum of new yankee workshop lol
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Old 05-26-2011, 10:47 AM   #17
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I used a plan I found on the internet and it worked really nice.

Basically I nailed the green 2x4 to the red and orange colored base frame and the top frame. That way the screws don't take the weight.


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