D-style head cabinet and bisquit joinery

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Re: D-style head cabinet and bisquit joinery

Post by norburybrook » Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:02 pm

Bill Moore wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:26 pm
I've been using bisquits for a while now, and have had no problems, even with speaker cabs. I also figure mine with the top and bottom over the sides, thinking the chassis weight will be distributed while sitting.
My machine is a DeWalt I traded from a friend.
Bill,

yes I do the same but screw and glue. Top and Bottom over the sides :D

there's some talented people here on this forum for sure.

I'm envious of you all for having space and workshops etc :D I live in London where recently someone was renting their van out for someone to live in for $400/month......that's how valuable space is here...

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Re: D-style head cabinet and bisquit joinery

Post by alkuz1961 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:34 pm

When I build my cabinets I use a straight router bits for making slots and ledges on the boards. This helps to accurately position all of the boards together. For primary fixation and compression the panels when gluing I use the screws as a temporary method. After fixing glue, I remove the screws and drill holes with a large drill. Next I filling glue to holes and hammering fluted 3/8″ hardwood dowel pins into the holes. I'm waiting for polymerization of the glue and then I leveling the surfaces and round out the edge and corners with a round router bits.

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Re: D-style head cabinet and bisquit joinery

Post by xtian » Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:34 pm

Vinyl arrived, and she's all dressed up:

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Re: D-style head cabinet and bisquit joinery

Post by fred.violleau » Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:50 pm

xtian wrote:Vinyl arrived, and she's all dressed up:

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Re: D-style head cabinet and bisquit joinery

Post by Geeze » Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:00 pm

Nice job on the cab @xtian! Good looking finished head.

I too drill the holes for the chassis after the cab is done. I make a template - cardboard for one off's or lexan for reuse - to align holes then clamp a piece of scrap to prevent tear out. I tend to build exactly one of a particular design and the planning and execution requirements of predrilling and other pesky tolerance necessities violate my OOPS! building style.

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Re: D-style head cabinet and bisquit joinery

Post by ampmike » Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:30 pm

Wow very nice!!!The only thing about the Festool is those beech tendons are un breakable.They come in 6 sizes for the main domino cutter.Great for furniture building.no nails.They work great on the 45 degree miter.But they are a bit pricy,I think mine was 1100.00 with the tendons.I needed one or I would have stuck with biscuits.Awesome cab :D
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Re: D-style head cabinet and bisquit joinery

Post by pompeiisneaks » Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:52 pm

Due to this thread I just bought myself a Makita Biscuit Joiner so I can avoid doing the super slow/painful finger jointing :)

Thanks for the heads up!

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