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Plate joinery. Looks at techniques, plate joining machines, and special hardware that install in plate-joiner slots.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER May-Jun 1988 (v.4#2) pg. 23

Buyer's guide to biscuit joiners. A shop test of 11 portable and two stationary machines.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #34 Sep-Oct 1993 pg. 48

Use a reground putty knife to spread glue in biscuit joint slots.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #37 Mar-Apr 1994 pg. 26

Buyer's guide to biscuit joiners.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #41 1995 Tool Buyer's Guide pg. 48

Miter biscuit-joint jig. A safe way to cut perfect biscuit slots in miter joints using a portable biscuit joiner.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #47 Oct 1995 pg. 120

Buyer's guide to biscuit joiners.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #48 1996 Tool Buyer's Guide pg. 44

Tip on avoiding biscuit "telegraphing".
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #51 Apr 1996 pg. 12

Tip on making a clip-on spacer block to facilitate repetative multiple cuts with a biscuit joiner.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #53 Aug 1996 pg. 20

Buyer's guide to biscuit joiners.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #55 1997 Tool Buyer's Guide pg. 64

Advice on factors that influence gluing up biscuit joints.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #60 Aug 1997 pg. 20

Buyer's guide to biscuit joiners.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #62 1998 Tool Buyer's Guide pg. 64

Buyer's guide to biscuit joiners.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #69 1999 Tool Buyer's Guide pg. 66

Shop test of plate joiners.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #73 Jun 1999 pg. 70

Technique for cutting biscuit slots in miter joints without adjusting the slot cutter fence.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #75 Oct 1999 pg. 17

Clamping jig for holding small or narrow stock when cutting biscuit slots.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #79 Apr 2000 pg. 17

How to buy a plate joiner.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #90 Nov 2001 pg. 81

Better biscuits. Seven essential tips for perfect biscuit joints.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Sep 2000 (v.23#10) pg. 16

Biscuit joinery. A description of the machines and biscuits, and tips on their usage.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Feb 1992 (v.15#5) pg. 9

When and how to use the hand-held biscuit joiner tool to full advantage. Some tips.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Aug 1994 (v.17#11) pg. 13

Tip on strengthening a miter joint by adding two exposed biscuit "keys" to the wrong side (back side) of the item.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Dec 1994 (v.18#3) pg. 15

Biscuit joiners. A user test of six portable models.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jun 1995 (v.18#9) pg. 72

Using the plate joiner. Some tips.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #307 Apr 1990 (v.40#4) pg. 14

Biscuit joiners. A simpler way to make a stronger joint. An introduction to using the machine and making five basic joints.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #394 Dec 1998-Jan 1999 (v.49#1) pg. 23

Tip on using a biscuit joint when installing a piece between two fixed pieces of wood.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #49 Oct-Nov 1988 pg. 28

Plate joinery on the job site. Using biscuit joints in a variety of door and window trim applications to prevent joints opening up.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #70 Oct-Nov 1991 pg. 50

Survey of biscuit joiners. Twelve different models are compared. Includes tips on maintenance and use.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #93 Feb-Mar 1995 pg. 46
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #96 Jun-Jul 1995 pg. 6

Plate or biscuit joinery. Alternative to doweling uses eye-shaped plates of compressed wood inserted into slots cut with a special tool. Their advantage is the ability to slide (adjust) wood before glue sets and greater strength.
FINE WOODWORKING #34 May-Jun 1982 pg. 95
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #41 Jul-Aug 1983 pg. 22

Jig for cutting plate joinery slots using a radial arm saw.
FINE WOODWORKING #41 Jul-Aug 1983 pg. 22

Form laminating curved carcases. Glued-up layers look like solid wood. Also includes information on using plate joinery to join both curved and flat panels
FINE WOODWORKING #54 Sep-Oct 1985 pg. 40

Plate joinery. It's strong enough for chairs. Two plate joiner machines are compared.
FINE WOODWORKING #64 May-Jun 1987 pg. 68
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #65 Jul-Aug 1987 pg. 4
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #66 Sep-Oct 1987 pg. 4, 22

Plate joiners. Eight portable slot-cutting machines are compared.
FINE WOODWORKING #76 May-Jun 1989 pg. 60
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #77 Jul-Aug 1989 pg. 6
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #79 Nov-Dec 1989 pg. 8

Coping with "biscuit pucker", those bicuit-shaped outlines that may be caused when the biscuit expands.
FINE WOODWORKING #80 Jan-Feb 1990 pg. 24
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #82 May-Jun 1990 pg. 8
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #83 Jul-Aug 1990 pg. 12

A plate joiner primer. Using biscuits to best advantage.
FINE WOODWORKING #85 Nov-Dec 1990 pg. 92
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #87 Mar-Apr 1991 pg. 38

Tip on attaching a saw dust pickup to a biscuit joiner.
FINE WOODWORKING #98 Jan-Feb 1993 pg. 26

Biscuit joinery gets more versatile. (1) Biscuit joinery with a router, grinder or drill press. (2) Accessories for biscuit joinery. (3) New biscuit sizes. (4) New hardware to fit biscuit slots (hinges, knockdown fittings, etc).
FINE WOODWORKING #98 Jan-Feb 1993 pg. 57

Plate-joinery basics. How four different setups will cut most joints.
FINE WOODWORKING #100 May-Jun 1993 pg. 82

Tip on reinforcing a miter joint with a biscuit cut in half.
FINE WOODWORKING #110 Jan-Feb 1995 pg. 28

Picking a plate joiner. A survey of the latest offerings in this versatile joinery system. 16 different models are compared.
FINE WOODWORKING #110 Jan-Feb 1995 pg. 52
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #112 May-Jun 1995 pg. 6

Tip on using a modified toothbrush to apply glue in biscuit slots.
FINE WOODWORKING #125 Jul-Aug 1997 pg. 30

Take the plunge. Getting good at using a biscuit machine. A quick tour of the tool, biscuit basics, biscuit-joint options, etc.
FINE WOODWORKING #133 Nov-Dec 1998 pg. 80

Tip on compressing an oversized (swollen) biscuit.
FINE WOODWORKING #138 Sep-Oct 1999 pg. 20

Tips on selecting and using plate joinery tools.
HOMEOWNER Jan-Feb 1986 (v.11#1) pg. 68

Plate joiner basics. How to make the most of the newest power tool. Includes shop built jigs and fixtures.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1990 (v.167#9) pg. 51

Dual biscuit joinery. Increase the strength of a biscuit joint by installing two biscuits side-by-side. A simple spacer is shown which facilitates cutting the slot wide enough for 2 biscuits.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #80 Sep 1994 (v.14#2) pg. 66

Put your biscuit joiner to work. How to make the six fundamental biscuit joints.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #87 Nov 1995 (v.15#3) pg. 52

Plate joinery. Three quick steps to making tight joints. Tools and techniques for making face-frame joint, corner joint, miter joint, and T-joint.
SHOPNOTES #3 May 1992 (v.1) pg. 16

Shop-built table to convert a plate joiner into a bench top tool. Features a sliding table, a plunge system with foot pedal control, and a quick release mechanism for removing the plate joiner.
SHOPNOTES #33 May 1997 (v.6) pg. 16

A test of five of the most popular plate joiners and some features that are different from model to model.
SHOPNOTES #33 May 1997 (v.6) pg. 26

Using biscuit joinery when building loudspeaker enclosures. Part 1. Edge joints and butt joints.
SPEAKER BUILDER 4/1994 [May 1994] (v.15#4) pg. 32

Using biscuit joinery when building loudspeaker enclosures. Part 2. Corner joints and miter joints.
SPEAKER BUILDER 5/1994 [Jul 1994] (v.15#5) pg. 50

Make strong, accurate joints with plate joiners. What is available in tools and tips on their use.
WOOD MAGAZINE #23 Jun 1988 (v.5#3) pg. 44
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #24 Aug 1988 (v.5#4) pg. 12

Make gauges for quickly setting your plate joiner machine.
WOOD MAGAZINE #36 Aug 1990 (v.7#4) pg. 14

A guide to buying a biscuit joiner and shop tests of 13 models.
WOOD MAGAZINE #57 Dec 1992 (v.9#9) pg. 42

Biscuit joinery basics. Includes instructions for making seven basic joints.
WOOD MAGAZINE #57 Dec 1992 (v.9#9) pg. 48

Buyer's guide to biscuit joiners. Sixteen models are listed.
WOOD MAGAZINE #73 Oct 1994 (v.11#7) pg. 56

Tip on using old toothbrushes as glue applicators for biscuit joints.
WOOD MAGAZINE #81 Sep 1995 (v.12#6) pg. 15

Biscuit-slot marking guide for three common biscuit sizes.
WOOD MAGAZINE #103 Feb 1998 (v.15#1) pg. 34

Tip describes how to use an electronic stud finder to locate bisuits in edge-joined stock.
WOOD MAGAZINE #106 Jun 1998 (v.15#4) pg. 20

Tip on using biscuits and slots when attaching a triangular corner brace.
WOOD MAGAZINE #117 Oct 1999 (v.16#6) pg. 30

Biscuit joiners. A shop test of 10 plate joiner machines.
WOOD MAGAZINE #117 Oct 1999 (v.16#6) pg. 56

Technique for safely cutting biscuit slots into small pieces of wood using the biscuit joiner tool.
WOOD MAGAZINE #126 Sep 2000 (v.17#6) pg. 34

How to get started in biscuit joining.
WOOD MAGAZINE #128 Nov 2000 (v.17#8) pg. 85

Using biscuits to join shelves to the side of a cabinet.
WOODSMITH #88 Aug 1993 (v.15) pg. 5

Jig for holding a plate joiner upside down on your workbench so that small work pieces can be fed into the cutter.
WOODSMITH #91 Feb 1994 (v.16) pg. 25

Wedge "clamp" lets you grip a board securely while cutting biscuit joints. Eliminates the need for clamping and unclamping the work piece.
WOODSMITH #95 Oct 1994 (v.16) pg. 4

Plate joinery. Tools and techniques for using biscuits to reinforce frame joints, corner joints, T-joints, and miter joints.
WOODSMITH #123 Jun 1999 (v.21) pg. 14

The plate joiner. A look at the operation and applications of this unique joinery tool.
WOODWORK #1 Spring 1989 pg. 74

Tip on resizing swollen biscuits (caused by high humidity).
WOODWORK #28 Aug 1994 pg. 14

New ways to use a biscuit jointer and biscuits includes sawing panels, drawer construction, supporting removable shelves, cutting decorative patterns and moldings, grooving, etc.
WOODWORKER Jun 1995 (v.99#6) pg. 20

Biscuit alternatives for the plate joiner.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1996 (v.20#3) pg. 20

Biscuit gauge has slots for #0, #10 and #20 biscuits for marking centerlines.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1997 (v.21#1) pg. 10

Jig holds several wood biscuits in shallow depressions so that they can be hand sanded to fit a slot.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1999 (v.23#1) pg. 14

Guide to plate joiners. What is available and tips on their use.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1988 (v.44#2) pg. 19
Added Info WORKBENCH May-Jun 1988 (v.44#3) pg. 6
Added Info WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1988 (v.44#4) pg. 4