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Project by SPHinTampa posted 01-07-2010 11:17 PM 5166 views 45 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Biscuit joining jig, based roughly on plans from Wood Magazine.

I thought biscuit joints were pretty simple but this has turned out more useful than I anticipated – it really speeds up production. It is also necessary for using biscuits joints for picture frames.

Using it to construct face frames for built in closets.

-- Shawn, I ask in order to learn





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GMman

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#1 posted 01-07-2010 11:19 PM

I use a biscuit joiner so thanks for the jig tip.

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#2 posted 01-08-2010 12:17 AM

Great idea….my bisquit joiner has been gathering alot of dust lately as I have been using more pocket screws…..and thats mostly since I haven’t had the time to go through all the set up for using the bisquits…Ill have to look for the jig…and see if I can adapt it to work for me also…Thanks for the great inspiration.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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Eric in central Florida

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#3 posted 01-08-2010 02:49 AM

Great Jig Shawn.
Looks easy to use and that’s always a plus.

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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woodworm

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#4 posted 01-08-2010 03:54 AM

Nicely built Jig.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 01-08-2010 04:29 AM

nice jig
how does it operate?

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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Jack Barnhill

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#6 posted 01-08-2010 06:45 AM

I made one of these a couple of years ago. I don’t use it often but, when I do, it really makes cutting multiple biscuit slots quick and easy.

-- Best regards, Jack -- I may not be good, but I'm slow -- www.BarnhillWoodworks.com

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#7 posted 01-08-2010 07:07 AM

Have any pictures of the supports for the biscuit jointer?

-- Derek, Bremerton WA --

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SteveMI

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#8 posted 01-08-2010 06:47 PM

Great idea. My biscuit joiner has been collecting dust for quite a while due to me using it hand held and not getting an adequate alignment in each part. Always seemed to have fractional offset or the slot being loose due to my moving.

I also like the ability to have stops on the fence to do repeat cuts.

This will go on the short list of to-do shop builds.

Steve.

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Jim

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#9 posted 01-08-2010 09:28 PM

Nice setup. What issue of Wood Magazine was this in?

Thanks,
Jim

-- Artificial Intelligence is no match for Natural Stupidity….

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SPHinTampa

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#10 posted 01-11-2010 05:45 PM

I got the plans from Wood Magazine Online so I don’t know the exact month but the year was 2005.

The biscuit joiner is attached to the jig using 3/16” machine screws through the base of jig, through the mounting holes in joiner. Use washers and nut to tighten to base.

Clamp the workpiece to the horizontal or vertical fence and then simply push the joiner into the reference mark.

-- Shawn, I ask in order to learn

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Mark Colan

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#11 posted 02-04-2011 02:15 AM

For those who want to find the original article, I think it was the Feb/March 2005 issue of Wood Magazine. You can buy a PDF or reprint from the Wood Magazine Web site. Amazon sells the PDF, too.

-- Mark, hack amateur woodworker, Medford (greater Boston) MA

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