15 Common Pocket Hole Mistakes To Avoid

Pocket Hole Jig

Did you know that a simple error in pocket hole joinery can compromise the entire integrity of your woodworking project? I will show you how to avoid and identify the most common pocket hole mistakes, ensuring your projects are visually …

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Should You Glue Pocket Hole Joints?

Should You Glue Pocket Hole Joints

Ever wondered if gluing those pocket hole joints is worth the extra effort? You’re about to discover the ‘how’ and the ‘why’ behind using glue in these joints. QUICK ANSWER: Yes, you should glue pocket hole joints. Gluing enhances joint …

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Can You Use Pocket Holes on Miter Joints?

Can You Use Pocket Holes on Miter Joints

We woodworkers certainly know mitered corners and numerous joinery techniques.  They are a regular part of the work we do in our woodworking shop. Among those joinery techniques is the pocket hole joint, a strong joint with many applications. How …

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Guide to Pocket Hole Spacing In Woodworking

How Far Apart Should Pocket Holes Be

Ever drilled a pocket hole and wondered, ‘Is this the right spacing?’ You’re not alone! I’ve been there, and now I’m here to share the secrets of perfect pocket hole spacing. I’ll guide you through the nitty-gritty of creating joints …

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Can You Pocket Hole MDF?

Can You Pocket Hole MDF

If you have followed Obsessed Woodworking over the last 18 months, you’ve read a number of articles on pocket hole joinery.  We like pocket hole joints and use them often in our woodworking projects, and know a little bit about …

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Are Dowels Stronger Than Pocket Holes?


Chairs need to support people; tables need to support dinner, or computers and books, or vases filled with water and flowers; cabinets need to hold their content; and, doors need to support the weight of their woods.  This is basic …

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What Tool Do You Use To Make Pocket Holes?

What Tool Do You Use To Make Pocket Holes

If you’ve been making picture frames, cabinet faces, or tables in your woodworking shop, then you likely know pocket holes and pocket hole joinery.  Most woodworkers consider it the strongest of joints, even more, strong than mortise and tenon joints.   …

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Are Pocket Holes Strong Enough For Shelves?

Are Pocket Holes Strong Enough For Shelves

Pocket hole joinery is a mainstay in woodworking due to its straightforward application and dependable strength. It’s a method that quickly and effectively joins two pieces of wood, suitable for various construction needs. This technique is especially useful for building …

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