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I have been spacing them 4-6 inches apart. Is that about right?
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#1 posted 08-06-2012 05:20 PM
good morning monte, the use if biscuits is primarily to keep the board aligned, they are not really use to enhance the structural part of the glue up, just to align, so the spacing should be done so that it keeps them aligned, and you can tell how far apart you should do them according to how long the glue up is, say if it was 2 feet, i would have one close to each end and then maybe two more , or just one near the center of it, just do the spacing so it keeps them aligned..i hope this helps in some way…grizz
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#2 posted 08-06-2012 05:21 PM
Monte, that sounds good, I normally space them anywhere between 4 and 6”
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#3 posted 08-06-2012 05:22 PM
That seems a bit close to me Monte, on the last table top that I did, I placed them about 12 inches apart (thats 300mm for the Brits).I’m no expert, just a hobbiest, but my thought is that alot of tables are made with out biscuits at all just the glue joint. but I do use them for alignment and added strength.Just my two cents worth.
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#4 posted 08-06-2012 05:25 PM
Grizz, sorry but I have to disagree with the part about only for alignment unless I misunderstood the biscuite also provides a stronger bond not just for aligment’s only.
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