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RWW 142: 18th Century Pocket Holes

4 years ago

Pocket holes are not a 20th Century invention.  Cabinetmakers and joiners were using them even 300 or more years ago.  In this episode I take a recently restored combination gimlet bit and show how to make a pocket hole by hand in one pass.  It is also a useful bit for drilling pilot hole and countersink all at once just by drilling normally 90° to the wood’s surface.

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