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gforcegarcia

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1595 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: biscuit joiner mistake question help

I made a mistake while cutting a row of buscuits for a Maple dresser I am building. Luckily the slots will only be seen when the drawers are completely removed from the openings. I was wondering if anyone has any ideas on how I could hide my mistake. I thought of gluing a biscuit in the slot and cutting it flush, then filling any gaps with filler. Or I might just leave the slots as a design element :-)


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JAGWAH

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#1 posted 1595 days ago

I would make biscuits of similar wood and fit them in like you said. If it’s of the same wood and color tone it will not show very strongly. As to a design element, that’s how I describe all my problems er opportunities. Most of my family would only know if I made a mistake when I point it out.

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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patron

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#2 posted 1595 days ago

i just store my gold bullion ,
in the drawers that have mistakes ,
they are so heavy ,
nobody wants to take them out (LOL) !

like jag said ,
don’t tell them what they don’t need to know .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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KRAIG

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#3 posted 1595 days ago

BRAIN BLOCK. HARD TO ADVISE WITHOUT PICTURE. I AM TOUCH AND FEEL GUY. IF END GRAIN. YOU COULD CUT OUT ONLY THE WIDTH NEEDED. AND DO NOT CUT THROUGH ENDS. CUT AND FIT WITH 45. NOT SURE IT MAKES SENSE.

-- kraig stewart

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CaptainSkully

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#4 posted 1595 days ago

What about a thin strip of veneer over the biscuited surface?

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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chewbuddy13

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#5 posted 1594 days ago

mix some sawdust with epoxy, then fill it in.

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Gregn

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#6 posted 1593 days ago

Call them cross sectioned worm holes! LOL

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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ToddTurner

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#7 posted 1591 days ago

I have a better one….I was making raised panels for cabines. I biscuit joined the panels then sanded them smooth. I was routing the edges and out popped a biscuit, about half of it. I evaluated it and with one of the methods mentioned here, i knew i could fix it. I routed the opposing end grain and boom, out popped another one….i turned the lights out and went to bed…..

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