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Side Table Build-A-Long: Part 3

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Blog entry by GarageWoodworks posted 378 days ago 1075 reads 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the last installment of the side table Build-A-Long series.
I plan on doing more of this style of build video in the future. They are a lot of work to produce so I hop you like it. If you have any feedback let me have it.

Cheers!

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lumberdustjohn

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#1 posted 378 days ago

Nice job!
Good content.
Nice looking table.

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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NiteWalker

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#2 posted 378 days ago

Amazing job!
More projects shot this way would be awesome. :)

I want my drawers to open themselves too…

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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Bob A in NJ

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#3 posted 378 days ago

Brian, another useful project and video showing lots of techniques. Well done. Bob

-- Bob A in NJ

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GarageWoodworks

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#4 posted 378 days ago

Thanks guys! I appreciate it.

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RonGoldberg

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#5 posted 375 days ago

Brian, I notice some woodworkers use biscuits when gluing together boards for a countertop (ie, Norm A on of New Yankee fame), while otherd don’t. Can you give me the “wood science” behind using or not using especially in tabletop glu ups.

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GarageWoodworks

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#6 posted 375 days ago

Some woodworkers like to use them for alignment. When joining together very long boards the biscuits can help keep all the boards in the same plane during the glue up. They offer very little in the way of added strength.

Personally, I do not like using them. If you are not extremely careful when making the biscuit slots you can end up making things harder for yourself. A misaligned biscuit slot can end up throwing a board out of alignment. This has happened to me in the past and I had to remove the offending biscuit during the glue up.

The only time I ‘might’ use them is if I was glueing together very long boards for a dining table. In this case a biscuit on center would help to align the boards during glue up.

Again, they add very little strength and are mainly an alignment tool.

Hope this helps.

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