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9 Secrets to Make the Best Pocket Hole Plugs

DIY pocket hole plugs are a great way to fill pocket holes but sometimes they chip or become jagged. These tips will help make the best pocket hole plugs.

Pocket hole plugs are a great way to fill pocket holes. Pocket hole joinery is a quick and easy way to assemble DIY furniture, but those little oval holes left behind aren’t very attractive. You can make your own DIY pocket hole plugs with a Kreg Pocket Hole Plug Cutter. woodworking projects woodworking tools woodworking supplies woodworking basics

The Kreg Pocket Hole Plug Cutter cuts plugs from leftover scrap wood from your furniture project, so the plugs will exactly match the wood of your project. With a pocket hole plug cutter, your pocket holes nearly disappear, you’ll take your furniture building to the next level and make your DIY projects look more professional. A plug cutter is a “gotta have it” tool for the DIY furniture builder! Skate over to my plug cutter tutorial to see how to make your own DIY pocket hole plugs. woodworking projects woodworking tools woodworking supplies woodworking basics

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Recently I’ve received several messages from DIYers who were running into an issue with their plugs. After drilling the plugs they noticed the edges of their plugs were chipped or jagged. What causes pocket hole plugs to become chipped or jagged? woodworking projects woodworking tools woodworking supplies woodworking basics

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There are a few reasons pocket hole plugs become chipped, but with a few simple tips, we can reduce the chances of jagged edges. Here are 9 secrets I use to reduce chipping and make the best pocket hole plugs. woodworking projects woodworking tools woodworking supplies woodworking basics

9 Secrets to Make the Best Pocket Hole Plugs

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For the best match use leftover scrap wood from your DIY furniture project. If you don’t have any wood leftover from your project use the same species of wood in a similar color and grain pattern. woodworking projects woodworking tools woodworking supplies woodworking basics

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