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Railing attachment using Kregs HD pocket hole jig

by joea99
posted 11-01-2018 04:11 PM


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#1 posted 11-01-2018 04:31 PM

I just had another thought (more coffee can do that). I can just leave it as is and, if they are still an eyesore, I call mill a few boards of appropriate length, width and thickness, to run the length of the railing, covering the pocket holes and looking like it was meant to be all along.

Besides, I can’t seem to find any cedar dowels to fill the holes and do not want to get into making any.

Or is that cheating?

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#2 posted 11-01-2018 07:13 PM

I think dowels (end grain) should not be used. You want plugs and it will look better with plugs then without them ;)

plug cutters

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#3 posted 11-01-2018 08:37 PM



I think dowels (end grain) should not be used. You want plugs and it will look better with plugs then without them ;)

plug cutters

- torus

Ah. Those produce tapered plugs I guess for screw holes, etc. The pocket screw holes are angled in, like “toe nailing” a screw into a recessed pocket instead of standing proud of the work, or splitting the wood.


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#4 posted 11-06-2018 03:32 AM

Ah. Those produce tapered plugs I guess for screw holes, etc. The pocket screw holes are angled in, like “toe nailing” a screw into a recessed pocket instead of standing proud of the work, or splitting the wood.

- joea99

Yes, of course, the pocked screw holes are angled, but you can:

1) cut the plugs flashed after plugging them in, or
2) cut them before with a simple jig: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/400545

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#5 posted 11-06-2018 01:08 PM

Thanks for the link. The big problem for me is finding dowel stock in cedar that is not outrageously priced, once materiel and shipping is factored in. I may have to go find that old lathe under the stacks of whatever that has accumulated since being stuffed in the barn years ago.

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