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    Some times I think I should not have contributed to the gene pool

    It was enough to ruin my summer.

    I have been working on my kitchen island and all has been going like a charm until I was routing the raised panels for the four large drawer fronts.

    I edge glued the panels using biscuits....yup, you guessed it.... The darn biscuits showed up on the edge of all the boards.

    Not sure how to fix something like that short of new boards.

    I may just leave it like that.

    Soon as I find the memory stick I will post photos.


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    Ouch!

    Might be able to do a shallower face cut and do a deeper back cut.
    Darren

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    either make a new front, ofcourse you know that, or chisel out the biscuit carefully.(I just had this problem on the bartop I made, but not as visible as a drawer front)
    After you chisel out the biscuit, cut a piece of wood the same grain orientation and tap it in place with a bit of glue. After its nice and dry, sand it down. Once finish is applied, at least it will blend in same color and wont be as noticable as a white slice of different colored wood.

    Im an amateur, but where I did this it was just about not noticed. hope this helps somewhat. Just an idea.
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    Nice solution Allen!

    Might be able to just run through the shaper if it's still setup too.
    Darren

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    Thanks Allen, I will probably do something like that. I still have about 3" of board from that same piece and your solution might just work.

    Thanks again.

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    Than the next thing to do is sell the bisque joiner.
    It could be worse You could be on fire.
    Stupid hurts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Thoits View Post
    Than the next thing to do is sell the bisque joiner.
    I wasn't going to use the biscuits but it seemed like a good idea. I didn't use them on the island panels and they came out nice. I don't know why I used them on this...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julio Navarro View Post
    I wasn't going to use the biscuits but it seemed like a good idea. I didn't use them on the island panels and they came out nice. I don't know why I used them on this...

    But now you know why not to.
    It could be worse You could be on fire.
    Stupid hurts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Thoits View Post

    But now you know why not to.
    I'm an expert now.

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    Allen's solution is best - short of making all new panels. Done right, it'll be nearly invisible. Use hide glue instead of the yellow stuff, though. It'' show less under finish.

    As for the biscuit joiner - after many years of varied usage, the only things I ever use it for now are to reinforce miters, and to install face frames on cabinet carcases. For glue-up alignment, I find biscuits useless, and it's been proven many times over that a plain glue joint, properly done, is stronger than the wood itself, so why mess with biscuits?
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