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Offline rzaccone

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Domino: Serving trays splayed at 11 degrees
« on: July 26, 2019, 05:27 AM »
I want to make serving trays with sides that are splayed at 11 degrees. Since I'm gluing edge to edge I feel it necessary to reinforce the corners. Any suggestions would appreciated!

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Offline Bob D.

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Re: Domino: Serving trays splayed at 11 degrees
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2019, 08:09 AM »
You mentioned dominos in the subject line, so I am guessing you want to incorporate dominos into your design. They can either be hidden as they normally are or you could make them a design element like a through mortise.

To do that you could glue up your tray frame then cut the dominos in afterward from the outside. You could set the domino flush or leave it proud like a through tenon and round off or soften the exposed end slightly. No room for oops here though since you've already glued up the tray sides. This would seem to be easier than the normal hidden domino as far as layout goes. You might need a tapered block to rest the DF500 on and get it in line with the side of the tray you would be plunging into.

I would imagine the sides of the tray are not that high so not much to bear on when using the Domino machine.

I've never tried any of this so just thinking out loud so to speak of how I might approach the same situation.

A couple tests would be in order for sure no matter what you come up with.
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Offline Birdhunter

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Re: Domino: Serving trays splayed at 11 degrees
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2019, 09:04 AM »
I built a set of serving trays similar to what you are building.

I reinforced the corners with a spline (ebony) of contrasting wood ( to walnut). I made a simple jig to hold the trays at the right angle. The jig ran against the table saw fence. I used a flat bottom cutting saw blade to cut slots on the corners. I then glued in the splines and, after drying, cut the splines flush with a flush cutting Japanese saw.

If you use a standard saw blade on the table saw to cut the slots for the splines, there will be a small gap under the spline.

Offline rzaccone

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Re: Domino: Serving trays splayed at 11 degrees
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2019, 06:10 AM »
thanks to All!