I bought a harbor freight biscuit joiner and used it for the first time this weekend. I read good reviews and it’s 1/4 the price of all the rest so I gave it a shot.
I made a table top for a small package table that will sit outside. I got inspired by ianwater’s curved leg picnic table. This one will also feature curved legs.
Anyway, I was in a rush and working on several projects at once. I used the biscuit joiner – first time I ever used one – and I noticed after gluing it up that a couple of boards sat proud. Not a big deal for this project. I can sand them down. But one reason I bought the joiner was to do a dining table. This was sort of a practice project.
2 part question: what kind of spacing and depth below the surface should the biscuits be, and any tips on how to handle the machine for best results? With such a small fence, it’s easy to wobble around after a few cups of coffee. Should I make a large fence or will am improved fence be negligible?