Biscuit Joiner.

Position:The Woodworking Shelf - Brief article - Book review
 
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  1. William Benitez

Positive Imaging, LLC

9016 Palace Parkway, Austin, TX 78748

9780985687625, $19.95, www.amazon.com

A biscuit joiner (or sometimes plate joiner) is a woodworking tool used to join two pieces of wood together. A biscuit joiner uses a small circular saw blade to cut a crescent-shaped hole (called the mouth) in the opposite edges of two pieces of wood or wood composite panels. An oval-shaped, highly-dried and compressed wooden biscuit (beech or particle wood) is covered with glue, or glue is applied in the slot. The biscuit is immediately placed in the slot, and the two boards are clamped together. The wet glue expands the biscuit, further improving the bond. In "Biscuit Joiner: A Woodworker's How-To Guide To Biscuit Joinery: Reintroducing My Favorite Joinery Tool With Four Project Plans", woodworking expert Bill Benitez draws upon his many years of experience and...

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