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Offline Drew Sanderson

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3d print shim for Domino XL DF700
« on: October 22, 2019, 02:33 PM »
Is anyone aware of any 3d printing files or similar floating around to make a shim for the Domino XL DF700 like the Seneca Domishim?

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Offline PeterJJames13

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Re: 3d print shim for Domino XL DF700
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2019, 03:17 PM »
Just curious - why not get the Domishim?

Offline Gregor

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Re: 3d print shim for Domino XL DF700
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2019, 04:20 PM »
Just curious - why not get the Domishim?
Because a piece of plywood and two paperclips does the same job for a tiny fraction of the price?

Offline PeterJJames13

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Re: 3d print shim for Domino XL DF700
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2019, 04:35 PM »
Just curious - why not get the Domishim?
Because a piece of plywood and two paperclips does the same job for a tiny fraction of the price?

Ah. I see. I'm not the brightest at times. Thanks for enlightening me. Can you 3D print plywood now? I'll await your next constructive answer.

Offline ChuckS

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Re: 3d print shim for Domino XL DF700
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2019, 05:11 PM »
Just curious - why not get the Domishim?
Because a piece of plywood and two paperclips does the same job for a tiny fraction of the price?

This way of thinking especially makes sense when you only need to solve an issue once in a blue moon. Shop-made solutions have helped me cut down many unnecessary tool/gadget purchases.
« Last Edit: October 22, 2019, 05:14 PM by ChuckM »

Offline Gregor

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Re: 3d print shim for Domino XL DF700
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2019, 05:14 PM »
Can you 3D print plywood now? I'll await your next constructive answer.
My point was that 3D printing a clone of a domishim would be massively overthinking the solution to an extremely simple problem, combined with my guess (as an answer to your posted question) that coming up with the idea likely has something to do with the price of that certain piece of aluminium - because durability, availability and convenience of aquisition favour a domishim.

I'm sorry in case my post sounded unconstructive to you.

Offline Svar

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Re: 3d print shim for Domino XL DF700
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2019, 05:21 PM »
3D print is overthinking it. It's an arbitrary size (except thickness) rectangle with couple holes. I'd just cut it from any durable sheet material.

Offline Drew Sanderson

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Re: 3d print shim for Domino XL DF700
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2019, 09:34 PM »
It’s not overthinking it. Making a 3D print from an existing model is really easy.


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Offline PeterJJames13

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Re: 3d print shim for Domino XL DF700
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2019, 09:43 PM »
@Gregor thanks for the clarification. A lot of woodworking is making up jigs and templates. I get that. I just didn't know if there was a manufacturing issue or if the wrong materials were used or what. I was truly curious. Obviously, if it's something only used once in a blue moon yes - economics says to make one out of whatever materials you have laying around the shop. Again, thanks for the clarification.

Offline Gregor

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Re: 3d print shim for Domino XL DF700
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2019, 12:45 AM »
@Gregor thanks for the clarification. A lot of woodworking is making up jigs and templates. I get that. I just didn't know if there was a manufacturing issue or if the wrong materials were used or what. I was truly curious. Obviously, if it's something only used once in a blue moon yes - economics says to make one out of whatever materials you have laying around the shop.
I have some shims that I use quite often with my 700 when using the seneca adapter for thin stock. These are made from breadboards that were on sale at the local supermarket, thrown through a thickness planer to make them even and bring them to the intended thickness and then cut to size. Total cost for three of them about 1€, time to make was less than 10 minutes.

In case I would see the need I could modify them so they attach to the fence like the (LA/RA)-DF 500/700, but paperclips work fine to hold them in place.

Offline bulubuluplopplop

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Re: 3d print shim for Domino XL DF700
« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2019, 07:17 AM »
I ordered some, but they are for my small domino, not the XL  [tongue]



« Last Edit: October 23, 2019, 07:21 AM by bulubuluplopplop »

Offline Mike Goetzke

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Re: 3d print shim for Domino XL DF700
« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2019, 08:57 AM »
@Gregor thanks for the clarification. A lot of woodworking is making up jigs and templates. I get that. I just didn't know if there was a manufacturing issue or if the wrong materials were used or what. I was truly curious. Obviously, if it's something only used once in a blue moon yes - economics says to make one out of whatever materials you have laying around the shop.
I have some shims that I use quite often with my 700 when using the seneca adapter for thin stock. These are made from breadboards that were on sale at the local supermarket, thrown through a thickness planer to make them even and bring them to the intended thickness and then cut to size. Total cost for three of them about 1€, time to make was less than 10 minutes.

In case I would see the need I could modify them so they attach to the fence like the (LA/RA)-DF 500/700, but paperclips work fine to hold them in place.

@Gregor out of curiosity, how are the paper clips applied? Pic would be nice.

Thanks