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Pocket hole - flat surface to flat surface

Can you use a pocket hole to attach a flat surface to another flat surface?

I'm wanting to screw two 3/4" sheets together and wondered if I can use my Kreg jig somehow to do that? Two sheets, laying one on top of the other, so if I had a 4x8 sheet of MDF, 3/4" thick, it would now be 1-1/2" thick, screwed together with pocket holes.

Doable? Or are pocket holes only for edge joinery?

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Can you use a pocket hole to attach a flat surface to another flat surface?

I'm wanting to screw two 3/4" sheets together and wondered if I can use my Kreg jig somehow to do that? Two sheets, laying one on top of the other, so if I had a 4x8 sheet of MDF, 3/4" thick, it would now be 1-1/2" thick, screwed together with pocket holes.

Doable? Or are pocket holes only for edge joinery?
I'm trying to figure out just what would you gain? Just to use the jig?? I suppose you could using an extraordinarily long screw and putting a huge trench in one surface. The jig is designed primarily for butt joints and does a fair job with them as long as the pieces are at a 90 angle. Moving off the 90 starts introducing interesting issues.

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Ok - that's what I had assumed but wanted to make sure I wasn't missing something. Yes, I want to use the jig, but for what it's intended purpose is. I was figuring I was making it more complicated than what it needed to be, but figured if it did actually serve that purpose (and I couldn't figure out how), that it was easy enough to ask. :)

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post #4 of 6 Old 08-06-2014, 07:04 PM
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Just glue the 2 sheets together. No mechanical fasteners needed.
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Just glue the 2 sheets together. No mechanical fasteners needed.
+1. If you can lay the bottom sheet flat, lay the top sheet on top. Using TB II or TB III, use weights on top.






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Can't see what the advantage would be, just use screws straight into the second sheet, they can be plugged the same as pocket holes if that is necessary.

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