This article is from the Woodworking FAQ Collection 2, by multiple authors.
From: norm@oliveb.OLIVETTI.COM (Norm Carpenter)
Date: 26 Jun 90 17:28:58 GMT
> Depends on what you mean by loose. Do you get strong joints? Have you
> done any strength tests on a test joint? If the strength is there,
> then just provide support while the glue sets up. You aren't depending
> on the biscuits to provide alignment, are you?
I do think that I should be able to rely on the biscuits for alignment.
After all, I believe that spline jointery is weaker than edge to edge
glue joint, but you doo use the splines for alignment. When you have
an end grain joint to make then the biscuits to add greater strength.
I've cut a board after edge gluing it with biscuits and have found voids
in the biscuit joint. Does this happen to you?