PLANS: Geek Builds a Lap Desk for His Pocket PC

Hi,
I've seen requests here in the past for lap desk plans. Saw this today and thought I'd post a link for anyone who's interested
http://www.pocketpcaddict.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t 71#1971
shortened url: http://tinyurl.com/yvam2
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I stopped reading when I realized he was using a Dremel Mototool to cut biscuit slots.
Charlie Self "There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured with what is right in America." William J. Clinton
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he made his biscuits out of paint sticks, and "lightly hammered them in". Also has a LOT of tearout on the corner of the board.
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I think this lap desk is a nice idea. IF I had a PDA, I would consider building one.
Real good results with limited tools etc. Hey, if you don't have a biscuit joiner but do have a Dremel tool then a Dremel tool seems like the logical choice.
DexAZ who's HS shop instructor said, "Never, EVER use a Crescent wrench as a hammer...unless you cannot find your hammer, then a Crescent wrench makes a darn fine substitute."

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Real good results with limited tools etc. Hey, if you don't have a biscuit joiner but do have a Dremel tool then a Dremel tool seems like the logical choice.
It seems like a real logical choice until you realize that it is a complete waste of time and effort. All he wanted to do was edge glue 2 boards. The long grain glue joint is more than adequate. The biscuits do little if anything to reinforce this joint. What they would do.. if he had actually used a biscuit cutter is possibly make the alignment simpler. but even that is a stretch as not much could really be made simpler. And, as he improvised the whole thing, alignment was probably more difficult and certainly more time consuming.
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DexAZ writes:

Actually, no. Biscuits are alignment tools. Cutting slots with a Dremel saw kills that whole concept. And then driving them in...
If you don't have a biscuit joiner, and you do have jointed edges, then butt joint the sucker and glue it up. The rest is a waste of time, and may well prove counterproductive over time.
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