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86 Re: Biscuit Joiners

From: phil@pepsi.amd.com (Phil Ngai)
Date: 26 Jun 90 19:53:00 GMT

In article <61331@oliveb.atc.olivetti.com> norm@oliveb.OLIVETTI.COM (Norm Carpenter) writes:
|I do think that I should be able to rely on the biscuits for alignment.

Well, I wouldn't, but I won't tell you what to do in your shop.

|I've cut a board after edge gluing it with biscuits and have found voids
|in the biscuit joint. Does this happen to you?

Sure. Where did you see the voids? At the tips of the biscuits, yes,
that's required to allow you to adjust the joint. Between the flat
part of the biscuit and the wood, that's not so good. The biscuits
are supposed to swell up and be tight. If your gaps are there, then
I'd get your BJ machine checked.




 

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