Thanks for your responses re: edge gluing boards. seems like the consensus
AFA jointing both edges is "yes."
Here's another question: Do you use biscuits, or simply glue the edges?
Back in HS (the 70's) we simply glued the boards. Now I see a lot about
using biscuits, as well. One of the boards on my coffee table base from the
70's eventually warped and broke its bond. Would a biscuit be able to
Check back for my reply on why you "ideally" should not run the cut edge
through the jointer. I think my reply was after your post here. You do not
need to use biscuits to make this joint stronger in this application. If
you joint failed, you probably had a bad glue joint or the finish did not
prevent moisture from getting in to the wood. Biscuits do strengthen some
joints but do not help a lot in others except for alignment purposed.
Generally, properly gluing 2 boards edge to edge should yield a strong joint
with out biscuits unless the joint is starved for glue or the boards are not
I am starting to like biscuits. My last glue up is coming apart
(was:why does gorilla glue suck)
It was s4s hard maple, using the directions on the bottle. (moisten one side,
glue the other) I have had 3 of the joints starting to separate.
Using red oak I have had lots of luck simply clamping them together with yellow
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