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Winter 2013-2014

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Biscuit Gauge

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I use my biscuit joiner all the time to quickly make strong joints. With narrow boards like face frames, I used to spend a lot of time figuring out which biscuit size to use so the slots wouldn't be too wide and show. To avoid all that recalculation, I made a permanent reference block.

I cut slots for No. 0, No. 10 and No. 20 biscuits in a block of wood and recorded all the information I need: the slots' exact widths, depths and centerlines. When locating slots for mitering, I insert a biscuit and note its curvature. This way I avoid cutting slots too close to the miter's tip. I drilled a 1/2-in. hole through the block to hang it over my bench, but I often keep this handy tool in my apron pocket.

 

 


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bricofleur wrote re: Biscuit Gauge
on 05-24-2009 8:46 PM

Unbeatable !

    Best,

         Serge

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Northerner wrote re: Biscuit Gauge
on 01-27-2011 5:26 PM

looks slick but i wish the picture was bigger as its hard to see the details