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Offline ChuckM

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Cutting spline slots with a Domino joiner (DF500)
« on: July 02, 2019, 01:01 PM »
Henrik Tjærby of Denmark attaches a V-block to the base of his Domino joiner, and uses the set-up to cut slots on the mitre corner joints. I found that with a bit of practice, the same could be done freehand using the sight gauge on the fence to position the machine with the mitre line. I used a chisel to square the ends. Dead-on mitres for these trays were cut on the Kapex (which was fine-tuned using Gary Katz's four-cut(?) method for square cuts upon purchase).

« Last Edit: July 02, 2019, 01:13 PM by ChuckM »

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Offline ear3

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Re: Cutting spline slots with a Domino joiner (DF500)
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2019, 05:21 PM »
That's a neat modificatiion. Any chance of a pic of the underside to see the full shape of the jig?

Henrik Tjærby of Denmark attaches a V-block to the base of his Domino joiner, and uses the set-up to cut slots on the mitre corner joints. I found that with a bit of practice, the same could be done freehand using the sight gauge on the fence to position the machine with the mitre line. I used a chisel to square the ends. Dead-on mitres for these trays were cut on the Kapex (which was fine-tuned using Gary Katz's four-cut(?) method for square cuts upon purchase).
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Offline ChuckM

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Re: Cutting spline slots with a Domino joiner (DF500)
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2019, 05:39 PM »
This is the block I used before going free hand. The 90* notch was cut on the bandsaw with a mitre gauge. The vertex is flush with the front edge of the base.
« Last Edit: July 02, 2019, 05:43 PM by ChuckM »

Offline Jiggy Joiner

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Re: Cutting spline slots with a Domino joiner (DF500)
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2019, 06:37 PM »
That’s a handy mod, that provides extra strength and nice aesthetics. Did Festool miss a trick here?

Offline Cheese

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Re: Cutting spline slots with a Domino joiner (DF500)
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2019, 10:03 AM »
Thanks for that...rather clever.    Nice job on the trays also.  [big grin]

Those handles look like they're riveted on.  [eek]
« Last Edit: July 03, 2019, 10:06 AM by Cheese »

Offline ChuckM

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Re: Cutting spline slots with a Domino joiner (DF500)
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2019, 11:53 AM »
Thanks for the kind remarks. Rivets are reinforced with epoxy glue in the pre-drilled holes.

Offline Cheese

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Re: Cutting spline slots with a Domino joiner (DF500)
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2019, 02:58 PM »
Rivets are reinforced with epoxy glue in the pre-drilled holes.

Still more cleverness... [big grin]

Offline Mario Turcot

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Re: Cutting spline slots with a Domino joiner (DF500)
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2019, 07:51 PM »
Those trays are awesome Chuck, and the spline hack.... OMG  [dead horse]
« Last Edit: July 04, 2019, 08:03 PM by Mario Turcot »
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Offline ScotF

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Re: Cutting spline slots with a Domino joiner (DF500)
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2019, 11:40 PM »
Great jig and use of the Domino!! Thanks for sharing...I am going to have to give that a try.