If you're thinking about starting woodworking this fall, pocket woodworking offers a great way to make it less complicated and more enjoyable. Facilitates the assembly of wooden parts and simplicity is a big part of the attraction. All pocket woodworking systems use similar types of punching masks to create slanted holes that accept hidden screws to hold the seams together. The results are fast, surprisingly strong and do not require pliers or glue. Special clamping grippers with gripper grip hold the faces of adjacent parts in the front-to-back alignment while the screws draw the parts together with an amazing force. If you are planning to build cabinets, built-ins or even door and window finishes in your home, pocket woodworking deserves serious consideration.
Kreg is the company that made pocket carpentry many years ago and nobody claims that today they make the best masks to make pocket holes. For around $ 50 you can get their easiest jig package. Twice we get a model that efficiently manages a limited number of architectural details as part of home improvement projects. I use a counter pocket perforation mask when I join big projects in my shop all the time. Drill holes on one side of the joint, place the pieces together, hold them with the grip tool, then insert the pocket screws at home. That's all. At the next articulation.
So, exactly where do the pocket joints make sense to you as do-it-yourself? They are of the first order for the construction of mantels for fireplaces, boxes for staircases and other architectural details in which one face of the group remains permanently hidden. The only drawback of the pocket joints is that they do not look so beautiful. You can attach the angled holes with special angled pins, but the results look too busy for my eye. Better to orient pocket holes on hidden faces.
One of my favorite uses for pocket seams is the anti-stain door and window coating. The hardest part in creating perfectly tight door and window joints has very little to do with cutting the wood accurately, and a lot to do with the unevenness of the wall surfaces you're working on. The drywall is often quite uneven to hurl the angular joints otherwise narrow because the parts of the lining come together piece by piece on the wall. Then there is the perennial problem of the angles of the windows and of the doors that are not as squared as the joints that come off the saw. All of these problems can be quickly and easily circumvented by constructing pre-assembled frames, then fixing these frames to the wall surfaces as a single unit.
Pocket woodworking offers the quickest and easiest way to pre-combine frames and frames remain tight. The trick for success is to carefully measure the dimensions of the doors and windows you are cropping, and then accurately build the trim frames to fit them. Trim frames for windows always have four pieces of joined trim. Door trim frames have three-sided frames. Temporarily secure a piece of scrap wood on the back of the door frames to stabilize them, then remove the stabilizer wood just before installation. It is also possible to pre-define trim frames like this before installation to save more time.
The best way to start is with the simplest and least expensive mask possible. You will also need a special step in the form of a step and a drill to guide it. The pocket woodworking also uses special screws sized to fit the thickness of the joining wood.
Faster, simpler and more efficient options for successful buildings are everywhere in the DIY world. Pocket woodworking may not be as flashy as other woodworking innovations, but it makes a bigger difference than it looks.