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Project by Jack Barnhill posted 01-08-2010 09:42 PM 7768 views 49 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my version (made it a couple of years ago) of the Biscuit Joiner Jig from Wood Magazine. Now that I have this made, it is very to clamp it to a table or bench and quickly cut biscuit slots.

The only down side would be if you have to use the biscuit joiner freehand for some reson very often. If so, you have to unscrew it from the jig and then reinstall it and align it to the jig to use the jig again. It doesn’t take long but, I wouldn’t want to do it often.

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





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stefang

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#1 posted 01-08-2010 10:11 PM

You did a very nice job on this jig Jack. I don’t use my biscuit joiner much because of the type of small projects I’m doing nowadays, but I can see what a great jig this would be for larger work.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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rseabrease

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#2 posted 01-08-2010 11:18 PM

Jack,
I wished I had the plans for this jig. It would really come in handy especially for the cuts on 45 degree angles. You did a great job. Any photos of how it joiner connects to the jig?

-- Richard

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Jack Barnhill

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#3 posted 01-08-2010 11:34 PM

Thanks for the compliments.

rseabrease – There are 2 holes in the base plate of the PC biscuit joiner. The joiner is bolted to the jig through these holes. One of them is a bit of a challenge to get to but, doable. If I get the chance over the next few days, I take some more pictures of the jig and put together a blog entry. Too bad, I didn’t take any pictures while I was building it and I don’t recall which issue had the plan. I’ve only seen it once unlike some plans that get published over and over.

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

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bobthebuilder647

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#4 posted 01-09-2010 01:15 AM

I was given a biscuit cutting bit for a router. I think I will make somthing like this to make it easier to use.
Nice job!

-- Rick, Pa. Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.

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blackcherry

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#5 posted 01-09-2010 04:28 AM

Great looking jig Jack and for those who might want it you can download the plans off the Wood Mag. online store it 4.95 for the pdf…Blkcherry

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#6 posted 01-10-2010 04:42 AM

Hi Jack;

Great jig!

Very handy, I’m sure.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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#7 posted 01-10-2010 04:54 AM

Super jig Jack

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Mark Colan

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

Is the original plan for this the one at: http://www.woodstore.net/acbijig.html, originally from Feb/March 2005 Wood Magazine?

Your jig looks more complete – some fixtures added?

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

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Jack Barnhill

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#9 posted 02-04-2011 02:28 AM

@Mark

You are correct. I used the plan in the original magazine. I think the only real difference is that they built the T-track into the base of the jig and I had some left over aluminum T-track that I used on mine. The jig really comes in handy when I need to cut some slots for biscuits.

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

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303Woodwork

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#10 posted 08-01-2011 08:20 AM

Wow, that’s a seriously large dust pipe hanging off the back of the Biscuit Joiner there!
Do these things really chuck out that much debris?

-- Gotta love woodworking!

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Jack Barnhill

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#11 posted 08-01-2011 09:03 AM

@303Woodwork

Based on your experience with biscuit joiners, do you think the 2 1/2” hose is overkill?

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

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