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post #21 of 22 Old 05-15-2013, 09:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Al B Thayer View Post
Well guys, I don't know why biscuits get such a bad rap and IMHO and those at Fine Woodworking. Biscuits do add strength to a joint. In fact It's better than a dowel in a lot of ways. There is a time to use them and a time not too.

Almost any two boards will glue edge to edge with plane ole yellow glue. I remember when Tight Bond was invented. Before that we used white Elmer's glue.

If I had to guess I would guess not enough glue, too much clamp pressure.


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As a guy that build HUNDREDS of cabinet doors each year (many of which are 'mitred' (or 'mitered' - don't care how anyone else spells it) doors using biscuits in the corners...)...

Me thinks these guys don't know much about joinery using biscuits...

I have never personally had a 'failure' come back in all the years I have been using them...

The problem here lies in the wood used and NOT the joinery method.
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Firemedic - chances are you're confusing "furniture building" with "fine furniture building".

You see, I can make a dining room table with 2x4s and pocket screws and it'll be 100x better than a dining room table bought at IKEA if for no other reason than the fact that it's made out of WOOD. It'll last longer, it'll survive moves, etc.

Now - would my dining room table sell at a local gallery? Absolutely not. It's not fine furniture. But it will be a place where many meals can be served and many memories made. And it won't hurt at all when I replace it with something nicer.

For young families these days who are struggling to get through, pocket screws have been a God-send. Most barely-knowledgeable home owners now can pump out a house full of furniture using ana-white or similar sources for half the price of IKEA even.

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