Reinforcement options

FINISH NAILS are easy fasteners to use for reinforcing butt jonts. Drill a pilot hole for each naif before driving it. Set the nail head betav the wood surface with a correctly-sized nail set.

DIAGONAL GLUE BLOCKS Can be glued beneath s butt Joint for additional support. Use them with or without additional fasteners in the joint The blocks are attached with glue oniy.

WOOD SCREWS are popular fasteners for reinforcing butt joints. They should be driven Into counterbored or countersunk pilot holes.

FINISH NAILS are easy fasteners to use for reinforcing butt jonts. Drill a pilot hole for each naif before driving it. Set the nail head betav the wood surface with a correctly-sized nail set.

DIAGONAL GLUE BLOCKS Can be glued beneath s butt Joint for additional support. Use them with or without additional fasteners in the joint The blocks are attached with glue oniy.

WOOD SCREWS are popular fasteners for reinforcing butt joints. They should be driven Into counterbored or countersunk pilot holes.

How Countersink Bolts Wood

Countersink

A COUNTER BO RE HOLE has a cylindrical top intended to accept a wood screw plug; a countersink hole has a beveled top just deeply enough for the screw head to be driven beiow the wood surface, creating a small recess to be filled with wood putty.

A COUNTERSINK BIT reams out the top of a pilot hole with a Devei that aiiows the screw head til be recessed.

2/3 length

Countersinking & counterboring / - • :: Countersink ^

Countersink

A COUNTER BO RE HOLE has a cylindrical top intended to accept a wood screw plug; a countersink hole has a beveled top just deeply enough for the screw head to be driven beiow the wood surface, creating a small recess to be filled with wood putty.

The 2/3 ruie

Follow the two-thirds rule: Screws shouid be driven through the thinner work-piece first, whenever possible. The iower two-thirds of the screw shouid end up In the lower beard after the screw has been driven,

A COUNTERBORE BIT can drill a pilot hoie, shank hoie and counteibore hole ail at the same time.

A COUNTERSINK BIT reams out the top of a pilot hole with a Devei that aiiows the screw head til be recessed.

Plugging a counterbore

IUse a counterbore bit to counteibore the pilot hole for the screw (3/s in. Is the standard counterbore diameter).

2 Drive the screw, then appiy glue to the end of a wood plug and insert ft Into the counterbore hole.

3Trim the plug with a chisel, flush-cut saw or rasp, then sand the plug until Ifs even with the wood surface.

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

There are a lot of things that either needs to be repaired, or put together when youre a homeowner. If youre a new homeowner, and have just gotten out of apartment style living, you might want to take this list with you to the hardware store. From remolding jobs to putting together furniture you can use these 5 power tools to get your stuff together. Dont forget too that youll need a few extra tools for other jobs around the house.

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  • eleleta tewelde
    What bit reams out countersunk holes?
    4 years ago

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