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6/7/2007

Biscuit Joiners: Beyond the Basics


Biscuit Joiners: Beyond the Basics
By Rob Johnstone, Woodworker's Journal
1/1/2006

Precise, efficient and effective, the biscuit joiner and its pressed-wafer companions may lack for pizzazz, but they make up for it in practicality. And their versatility may surprise you.

As creatures of habit, we tend to categorize tasks and even tools into comfortable little niches. When most of us think of biscuit joints, they are often considered for their ability to join end grain to edge grain, as when forming face frames; or aligning long butt joints, as when gluing up panels. But biscuits and the biscuit joiners that cut their slots are much more versatile than those obvious bread-and-butter uses...

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