O.K., I was putting a finish of wiping varnish on SWMBO's orchid table
and got bored waiting on it to dry. So I broke open one of the bags
of Rockler $4.48 biscuits and decided to separate them into piles of
loose, tight, and just right. Baby Bear would be proud.
Here are the test results using a PC577 Type 3 plate joiner:
In a bag of 250 #20 biscuits, there were:
23 too tight
107 just right
I took one of the both broken and loose biscuits, wet it, and inserted
it into the slot. After about 30 seconds, it took a pair of channel
locks and the application of great force to pull the biscuit from the
slot. I'd say the bags are keepers, overall. Repackaged them in
labeled zip-lock freezer bags with a bag of desiccant.
You know, now that I think about it, it wasn't boredom that
precipitated the execution of this precision test procedure, it was
the varnish fumes...<G>
Actually, I have one - but I could never watch Judge Judy.
Stargate SG-1 or Norm reruns maybe...
I believe I was watching "The Shield" at that time...
Actually, the impetus for test was the common suspicion that certain
brands of biscuits are too thick (PC) or too thin. Improperly fitting
biscuits are not good biscuits. Separating them into groups of loose,
tight, and just right speeds the selection process when doing quality
glue-ups. Have a sloppy slot, use a thicker biscuit. Got a tight
slot, use a thinner biscuit.
Hey at least he got the broken ones out of there first. I usually only find
broken ones when Im reaching blindly in my little till I keep them in while
holding parts together with the other hand and a glue brush between my
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