Filling Pocket Holes Cheaply





The goal of this ible is to show you how to fill the holes left by pocket screw holes from kits like Kreg's. They do sell special pre-cut dowels to fill the holes, but you don't necessarily always have some on hand, and wood type options are limited, and you can save money

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Step 1: Material

The big advantage of the power tool over the hand saw (other than speed), is that you can cut the dowel before the glue has set, which means less waste (no need to pre-cut with extra wood), and less tearing.

Step 2: Apply Glue

Put a bit of glue in the hole.

Step 3: Shove the Dowel in There and Cut It

Put the dowel in there and cut it with the flush cut tool.

Step 4: Cut Square

For the next one, you need to cut the dowel square on since the tip is already at the angle that you need it.

Step 5: Repeat As Needed

That's it! Keep going.



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    6 Discussions


    3 years ago

    To make the most out of the match, you can use some scrap cut-offs of your project and make your own dowels. Then follow these same procedures. Good idea.

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    Reply 3 years ago

    Definitely, that's the ultimate way to make matching plugs. Especially for exotic woods where there would never be matching dowels like purple heart.


    Reply 3 years ago

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