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I am building a couple of coffee tables....... I have three boards to join using my Kreg jig...... is there any advantage to drilling every other pocket from the opposite direction?  OR do I just need to drill the centre board.  I re-watched the video and it just shows the centre board being drilled to join the outside boards, but it would seem that opposing pockets would be stronger?

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Mike, there is a review of biscuit jointers in the recent edition of Wood Magazine if you are interested in buying a jointer.  Turns out mine got a low rating. Darn.

Mike McGuire said:

thanks.  I have thought about trying biscuits and will look into a joiner.


Regarding dowels, I have a pretty good jig (Dowelmax).  It is pretty precise and takes the guess work out of lining up the holes accurately.  I like to use dowels as it allows me to assemble the project before using the keg screws to ensure that everything lines up true. 

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