Daves Workshop #16: Candle stand top biscuit jointed glue up

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Blog entry by dbhost posted 06-26-2017 02:00 AM 1728 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 15: Overview of the Ryobi JM82K biscuit joiner, and comparison to the JM82GK. Part 16 of Daves Workshop series Part 17: Hurricane Harvey in the shop. »

First off sorry about not embedding but embed does not work well for mobile.

I was finally able to take some time and do the sizing of the word pieces cut the biscuits and do the glow up for the candle stand top. I hope you enjoy my little video.

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Jim Bertelson

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#1 posted 09-27-2017 03:35 PM

I have the same experience with miter saws you do, they spew sawdust everywhere. I have the dust well controlled on my RAS, and unless I am cutting off less than a blade’s worth, the table saw dust collection works well also. My miter saw is a Festool, and I use their dust extractor with it, but it is almost a waste of effort to attach it to the saw. So even the top notch miter saws have sawdust collection problems. That miter saw is in La Conner. The RAS gets the cross cut work here in Anchorage.

I got a biscuit joiner for building the dining room table for my handicapped daughter’s condo, but then decided I didn’t need them. I will be using it in the future, however, especially for shop projects where I tend to use butt joints and nails with 3/4” plywood. Getting those things lined up is difficult at times, and the biscuits should be a help.

Today I will be sanding the primer coat, and then applying the first finish coat on the two end tables and coffee table that I am refinishing for the condo. So staying pretty busy.

Have a good day. Hope that everyone is recovering from Harvey, but I suspect it will take months if not years for full recovery.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#2 posted 09-27-2017 06:30 PM

Years I am sure.

I have volunteered with my church to start building / rebuilding standard lower cabinets. Even with 1” of water flooding a house, particleboard cabinets simply wick the water straight up and… well you know the rest of the story.

A huge part of the donations that came trucking in after the storm was lumber. Plywood, and lots, and I mean LOTS of poplar and various oak. Not partuclarly impressive stuff, but worthy enough to make cabinets for people’s homes. We are going to go all assembly line once we figure out the production stops.

The face frames are all biscuits, the carcasses will be pocket screwed. We literally have 4 biscuit joiners, (My Ryobi, 1 other Green Ryobi, and 2 Craftsman) oddly enough they are all mostly identical), and 5 pocket hole jigs (3 HF and 2 Kreg) set up in cobbled together jigs at the ready.

We simply set up in the parking lot. We have a mess of folding tables with plastic covers to keep from gluing things to them, and we just clamp our jigs and go…

Major break down station, helper runs to the XY or Z cutting station depending on the piece, those pieces get run to the appropriate jig station, then when finished the parts get run to the assembly stations.

I have literally been too busy with that to video it. But it IS giving me LOTS of good experience.

It will likely be several years before things get back to normal here. This has brought the best out in people, and the worst.

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