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Filling biscuit slots in rosewood

I am modifying a round table into an octagon (thank you seventh grade math). However, it has exposed several biscuit slots. How do I fill them?

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If you have any rosewood left over, you might want to cut pieces to match the end grain and glue them in place.

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Another good reason not to use splines.
You could dress up the table with breadboards. It would cover the holes and the end grain. The math/geometry would come in handy.
Should be an attractive table.
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How thick is the top? A couple of ideas off the top of my head. Cutting filler pieces from the cut offs has already been mentioned. If the top is thick enough, how about inlaying a bowtie dutchman of a contrasting wood?
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Forgive my ignorance, what's a breadboard?
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Breadboard ends are essentially edgebanding. Typically it is on either end of a top, the grain running perpendicular to the top. It is supposed to be a floating end, it is pinned to the top instead of glued which allows for seasonal movement of the top.
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My avatar shows an octagon table I built I put banding around and then cut it in a circle. I don't know how to post a pic from this computer, when I get home I can post it off my phone.It is in my photo album if you care to look at it.
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I would edge band. I do not like end grain showing.

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I would just put ebony splines in them, make it look intentional. If some joints don't have the slot add one.
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Forgive my ignorance, what's a breadboard?
As mentioned it is a trim detail that hides the end grain on tabletops etc.
It is built as large mortice and tenon but is fixed /pinned in the centre to allow seasonal movement. Pegs are often used:decorative on top or functional on bottom. The side pins have oval holes in the tenon to allow for the movement.
The geometry would be more interesting in a polygon table but very doable and does dress up the piece. it would hide the spline holes well.
On that note the mortice for the breadboard is usually a stop mortice that does not go to each end leaving them "clean".
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