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I used pocket holes screws for some joints in my cherry kitchen chairs. (Don't ask why.) Other joints Iv'e used through dowels. Now I'm having guilty feelings. I'm thinking of removing the screws, drill through the plug and replace with dowels. Will it work (and be forgiven for my pocket hole sins)?
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Are the screws performing the way that you intended? If yes, turn off your guilt and go about your life. You could could cause more damage trying to fix something that is not broke. I do not use screws very often, but do not condemn those who do.


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I used pocket holes screws for some joints in my cherry kitchen chairs. (Don't ask why.) Other joints Iv'e used through dowels. Now I'm having guilty feelings. I'm thinking of removing the screws, drill through the plug and replace with dowels. Will it work (and be forgiven for my pocket hole sins)?
Unless you can take the parts apart and drill for dowels and re-assemble it I would leave it alone. Just leave the pocket hole jig in the drawer next time. That device is really only intended for something that is only visible from one side. It was developed for cabinet faceframes and the marketing that Kreg has leads people to believe you can build anything with it.
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If it worked, don't fix it. If problems show up later deal with it.

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