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Offline Bill Wyko

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Jig for Domino to work on 1/2" material
« on: July 09, 2008, 07:51 PM »
The Domino has a grudge against 1/2" plywood so I made this lil jig-a-ma-thing to adjust for depth of plunge and centering the mortise. It attaches with one screw and works great. Best part, you can make it out of scraps on the floor. Here's an example of the results.
« Last Edit: July 09, 2008, 07:56 PM by Bill Wyko »
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Offline josephgewing

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Re: Jig for Domino to work on 1/2" material
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2008, 05:44 PM »
Bill,

Great jig.

What ate the thicknesses you wood you used?

My goal is to use 5mm dominos with 1/2 inch baltic birch.

Joe
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Offline Bill Wyko

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Re: Jig for Domino to work on 1/2" material
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2008, 06:05 PM »
I built this out of 1/2" Baltic Birch. Only took a few minutes. It'll allow you to plunge as shallow as 1/4" and less.
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Offline Colo timber

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Re: Jig for Domino to work on 1/2" material
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2008, 11:15 PM »
Thanks Bill great jig and solution, my first time with 1/2 inch I used some spacers with hot melt glue but I like this one it can be taken on and off.

Dan
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Offline Steve Baumgartner

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Re: Jig for Domino to work on 1/2" material
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2008, 09:38 AM »
Thanks Bill - nice idea!  Here's a further thought: you could make the vertical face taller to help keep the mortise perpendicular when cutting into the face of stock as your picture shows.

Offline Bill Wyko

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Re: Jig for Domino to work on 1/2" material
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2008, 12:07 PM »
Thanks, good idea. I'll incorporate that into the next one. ;)
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Offline Eiji Fuller

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Re: Jig for Domino to work on 1/2" material
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2008, 11:40 PM »
Bill,

cool jig.  How do you line up your cuts? I see that the sight window and the reference pins are disabled with this thing.

Eiji

Offline Bill Wyko

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Re: Jig for Domino to work on 1/2" material
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2008, 06:08 PM »
Actually the window has a clear view of the line because this jig goes in front of the guide and has that "\___/" shape over the bit. I do find on dark wood it would work better using a white line but it's the same w/o using the jig too. On the box that the pictured panel goes on, I made all 10 Dominos a tight fit and it went together perfectly. One point here is that once again, a Biscuit or a dowell can not get these results. The Domino is the ruler of the land again. ;D
     One last point (Ok maby a few) ;D is that if the need for a jig like this arises, you don't have to have a machine shop make it, it's disposable when it wears out, you shouldn't even have to leave the shop and you can make it in about 10 minutes from a variety of scraps laying around the shop.  These facts make it a jig for every woodworker at any level (as long as you have a Domino ;))
« Last Edit: July 12, 2008, 06:23 PM by Bill Wyko »
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