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Author Topic: Closest point for a Domino to exterior surface  (Read 517 times)

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Offline gmaffPappy

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Closest point for a Domino to exterior surface
« on: May 03, 2022, 06:12 PM »
I'm building kitchen cabinets from 3/4 hardwood. How close can a Domino be to an outside edge and still be structurally viable. I think my design is cutting it a little close.
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Offline Crazyraceguy

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Re: Closest point for a Domino to exterior surface
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2022, 06:25 PM »
I would say that 1/8" is cutting it too close. You would probably have glue forced out through the surface with it that close.
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Offline ChuckS

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Re: Closest point for a Domino to exterior surface
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2022, 06:29 PM »
I'd prefer the spacing from the edge be at least the width of the domino to be used.

Offline tsmi243

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Re: Closest point for a Domino to exterior surface
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2022, 06:33 PM »
Agree with CRG, but if you don't have any great options to avoid it, you could always shave the ribs off the dominos before you tap em in. 

You could also switch to 5mm Dominos.