Joinery Video Summary:
Collin does a great job here explaining the basics of pock hole joinery but then also goes into more detail with some tips on using the tools, and why and when to use different tools in conjunction with your pocket holes.
Pocket Hole Video Breakdown:
(0:22) – Pocket hole rack he built for the jig;
(0:33) – Adjusting the vertical collar scale;
(1:06) – The drill bit scale adjustment;
(1:37) – How to think about using pocket holes: upside down then inside out;
(2:24) – Sharpening the pocket hole drill bit;
(4:29) – Examples of material strength differences when using pocket holes;
(5:38) – Use glue with the pocket holes and glue with end grain;
(6:08) – Don’t use glue with outdoor projects;
(6:41) – Avoid misaligned joints with clamps;
(7:27) – Frame clamp jig for consistent reveals.
(8:16) – Review of preferred pocket hole screws;
(11:22) – Driving screws;
(13:07) – Wrap up.