Biscuit Joint for exterior project

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Forum topic by EdsCustomWoodCrafts posted 06-02-2016 07:35 PM 654 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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06-02-2016 07:35 PM

I just bought a craftsman biscuit plate joiner and I want to use it to join 1×4 cedar boards to complete my lid on a cedar beer cooler .

I was wondering would this application be good for this purpose.

I have searched online and I found some discussion threads that say yes and no..

I’ve previously used pocket joinery but I’m sick off cover covering the pocket holes with plugs!!!!!

Any suggestions?

Thanks as always

-- Thanks Ed “A bad day woodworking is better than a good day working. ~Author unknown”

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#1 posted 06-02-2016 08:14 PM

It works great for aligning your top edges.

Tip: Butter glue on 1/2 of the biscuits and insert into one side of the joint and let it start to grab. Then you have more time to work the mating surface. 100% glue coverage is a must.

Be sure to razor off the tearout on the end of the slots before starting.


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