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Need some ideas folks
I have started to build new kitchen cabinets.I started last year with a six foot section for approval.She likes it so the rest is a go
Have a good start on the basic boxes,the idea to pre-build basic modular units,place them together with 3/4" between then add a pre-built face frame to give a built in look with a 3/4 "reveal of the face frame.On the six footer I pre finished everything in the shop(spray painted) then assembled in the kitchen.i was not entirely happy in that I used finishing nails to attach the face frames that required some touch up
I would like to hear some ideas on how to attach the face frames in some "invisible method.Is it possiable?
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pocket holes from inside the cabinets...
plug the sockets.. out of sight out of mind...

http://www.kregtool.com/default.html

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Tell me more,Stick
The inside wall of the box will be flush with the edge of the face frame,will that work?,would the screws be at a 45?
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I followed your link,then to the lee valley site
Looks like the answer,but have a few questions
: will the mini system work for my application
: what size screws should I use?boxes are parical board,face frame maple so I assume fine thread.any worries with the partial board?
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Tell me more,Stick
The inside wall of the box will be flush with the edge of the face frame,will that work?,would the screws be at a 45?
yes it will and 25/30ish degrees is more like it.....

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Thanks
Brains smoking already
Looks like a trip to leevalley is in order then a few practice pieces
Problem being going into that candy store,always leave with too many other goodies
Still wondering what jig to buy
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Brains smoking already
Looks like a trip to leevalley is in order then a few practice pieces
Problem being going into that candy store,always leave with too many other goodies
Still wondering what jig to buy

K3 or K4....
compare the two and go from there...

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Al, I would buy the K5 model. Mainly because you are building cabinets. With the other models, it can be difficult to reach around (or over) the large cabinet pieces to reach the clamping device. I did this for awhile, then modified mine with a pneumatic piston that is foot operated. :-)

With the K5 model, you have access to the clamp handle.

http://www.amazon.com/Kreg-K5-Pocket...words=kreg+jig

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Thanks gentlemen
Looks like the kreg jig is the way to go,have viewed a few videos,leaning toward the r3, but will defiantly consider the k5, once seeing them for real and with the excellent advice of the leevalley staff will make a choice
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Here ya go, Al. Drilling pocket holes for face frames (hard maple).
MyKregPocketHoleJigDemo.mp4 Video by mt_stringer | Photobucket

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