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Hi, I am new to this forum. I am somewhat a novice woodworker and have a question that someone may be able to answer.

I have a Kreg 2000 jig and have been very happy with it. However, when joining 1/2" baltic birch drawer sides I have a problem with the screw head standing proud of the outside surface of the board. (using 1" screw as recommended). Driving them in further puts the tip through the board I'm joining too.

I have heard there may be a shorter Kreg type pocket hole screw available, possibly a 7/8" size. Does anyone have this info?

Thanks, John
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Hi John

I use short dry wall screws all the time, they work just fine
After all it's just a clamp until the glues drys the norm..

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Hi, I am new to this forum. I am somewhat a novice woodworker and have a question that someone may be able to answer.

I have a Kreg 2000 jig and have been very happy with it. However, when joining 1/2" baltic birch drawer sides I have a problem with the screw head standing proud of the outside surface of the board. (using 1" screw as recommended). Driving them in further puts the tip through the board I'm joining too.

I have heard there may be a shorter Kreg type pocket hole screw available, possibly a 7/8" size. Does anyone have this info?

Thanks, John



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Hi John,
are you set on using pocket scews for your drawer joinery? You might try a tongue & dado joint. There is a drawer joint bit which is fast & easy. Or you could use a half blind dovetail. Whith these you would not have worry about scews poking out. These provide a type of physical interlocking joint & all you need is glue to hold together.

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Thanks for the suggestions. I have used the tongue and dado joint before and it worked well. I was in a hurry making drawers for basement storage when I used the pocket hole joinery, nothing fancy, so it didn't matter.

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are you set on using pocket scews for your drawer joinery? You might try a tongue & dado joint. There is a drawer joint bit which is fast & easy. Or you could use a half blind dovetail. Whith these you would not have worry about scews poking out. These provide a type of physical interlocking joint & all you need is glue to hold together.
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