The use of pockets for screws is nothing new... used at least as early as
the 18th century. Mack Headley, master of the Colonial Williamsburg Cabinet
Shop, cut pockets with a gouge in the VCR tape "The Cabinetmaker, Crafting a
Card Table." He cut the pockets for screws to hold the top on.
I'm certain you wouldn't catch Mack making face frames with pocket screws
though... mortise and tenon for sure! For that matter I don't think you'd
find Mack doing any casework with pocket screws... ;-)
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