|Part Number||PHD BOOK|
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|Product Dimensions||0.5 x 11 x 8.5 inches|
|Item model number||PHD BOOK|
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Kreg PHD BOOK The Pocket Hole Drilling Jig Project Count Book by Danny Proulx
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I initially borrowed this book from the library but liked it so much I bought my own copy. Considering how expensive wood can be, it's well worth the money to have this to refer to.
Most of the book focuses on the Kreg Jig, but there are a couple different ones, including homemade. If you have just bought a Kreg Jig, and are new to pocket holes, this book is a great companion. I have not really found to many pocket hole books around, and most woodworkers seem to be prejudiced against pocket holes. I guess the purists do not like them for some reason, as they would rather wait for days for glue up's etc. The Kreg Jig makes one of the tightest joints I've ever seen, and makes most work fast, as glue really isn't even necessary, although I still use a bit.
This book was very helpful in some basic projects. I've made four of them. What I really like about the book is how clear the photos and instructions are. Also, because the projects seem to be built around learning about the jig, the projects are very expandable. If you are like me, you like a basic plan which you can play around with in order to get the final product that is unique to you. In doing the projects in the book, I learned a great deal and am very happy with at least three of them (opperator error of course!).
Great book for the beginner like me.
It has some handy tips for making mitered corners and how to best use the pocket hole jig for that application, and has several design plans. I don't particularly like the style of the furniture but if you have your own style I'm sure you can innovate beyond these plans. One picky point I have is that there is one dining room hutch/cabinet in this book that has and angled face and cabinets, but the book skips right over the steps required to cut the angle in the face frames after they are built so that they mate together at an angle and create the beveled face of the cabinet. One thing you have to be careful with when using pocket hole screws is that if you want to plane or trim an assembled face frame or panel, you don't want to run a screw through your blades - they are hidden within and you have to remember where they are located before you start cutting. It appears that if you follow these plans exactly, the proper way to cut the face frame would be apparent, but it seemed like a critical step that at least requires more mention than simply skipping to the next step.
If you haven't used pocket hole screws before, this is a great book for ideas and should get you started pretty quickly.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Easy to follow instructions. This is very helpful. Nothing like building with the pocket hole jig. So easyPublished 3 months ago by Michael
The book is for beginners. Projects are really old and outdated. You can learn some basic techniques. Not a book for those with sawdust in their veins.Published 4 months ago by tell family