Jig Routs Pocket Holes
I've always found pocket-hole joinery appealing. But I never had much luck with the commercial clamp-on jigs, so I made my own, shown above.
When I need a pocket hole, I align the jig to the end of my workpiece and clamp it in place. With a 3⁄8 " straight bit and 1⁄2 " guide bushing on my router, I fit the bushing in the slot at the top of the jig and rout down the length of the slot. Next, I remove the jig and drill the screw hole in the center of the pocket.
—Billy Lowry, Rome, N.Y.