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post #1 of 4 Old 07-06-2016, 02:56 AM Thread Starter
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Biscuit joiner jigs?

I bought a HF joiner, the type with the metal fence and so far it seems to be a pretty good little tool/machine, but I think that its function could be enhanced with the right jigs. As you know HF has a tendency to not be extraordinarily accurate.
I saw one video where whatshisface (can't remember the name) made a jig using the older HF cutter and pretty much stripped it down, but I'm thinking something a bit less involved, just something to help line up things, but so far in my searches I've come up a bit empty .
I made the little box
and used biscuits and it's really strong, but lining up the cuts wasn't particularly easy and took quite a bit of trial and error and the mallet came in pretty handy along the way. While this works I can also envision me wasting a lot of more expensive wood trying to get it right and even the plywood ain't cheap.

I should mention that the above box is made of 1/2" plywood and almost everything I've read mentions use for 3/4" stock. Cutting into the edge is not a problem, but the adjoining face is where things get a bit tricky.. I just clamped the pieces in a vise and eyeballed it, but I'm thinking there is an easier method.
Yeah, sloppy glue on the one corner.. It's just a lock box to keep the thieves in the family out of things.. Pretty was low on the list of worries..

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This thread may be helpful

I used mine is a slightly different way than "recommended" then I found that way was used by some really top woodworkers online.... go figure.

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I have the HF biscuit cutter and I don't have a problem with it as it is. The only jig one might need is to hold the parts while using it.
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Other than a pencil and possibly a Try Square I can't think of much else that would be needed, actually a shelf back in the corner out of sight might be a good idea as well. :smile3:
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