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Offline Bill Fleming

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TSO Big Foot jigs?
« on: May 20, 2020, 01:23 PM »
Hey

Just got my TSO Big Foot, haven’t used it yet but I can see how it is a big improvement. I did notice a couple of tapped holes in the face that goes on the work piece. Haven’t explored spacing or tap size but was wondering if anyone has used these for interesting jigs, etc.?

Thx

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Re: TSO Big Foot jigs?
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2020, 02:42 PM »
@Bill Fleming - thanks for your BDF-45 BigFoot purchase and a salute for spotting those additional holes.

The intent was to prove an attachment provision for some, as yet, unidnetified attachment. WE are always thinking ahead and want to leave options open for us - and for our customers - to provide for backward compatibility.

For now we will keep our ears to the ground to learn what uses for these attachment holes a customer thinks of. Perhaps an idea surfaces we can incorporate for added utility.

Let's see what other FOGers can add to this conversation.

Hans

Offline mwolczko

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Re: TSO Big Foot jigs?
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2020, 06:31 PM »
Just a couple of weeks ago I needed to put dominos into some small parts (1.25 x 2.5”) so I made a little plywood jig and attached it to the Big Foot.
Worked great.  The Big Foot is a great addition to the Domino (I have an XL).
One suggestion for TSO: publish dimensions (offsets, thread sizes) for the holes. I had a quick look on the web site but didn’t find anything, and for this application I didn’t need high accuracy so took quick measurements, but it would be nice to have the real numbers.
-Mario

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Re: TSO Big Foot jigs?
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2020, 06:52 PM »
Just a couple of weeks ago I needed to put dominos into some small parts (1.25 x 2.5”) so I made a little plywood jig and attached it to the Big Foot.
Worked great.  The Big Foot is a great addition to the Domino (I have an XL).

One suggestion for TSO: publish dimensions (offsets, thread sizes) for the holes. I had a quick look on the web site but didn’t find anything, and for this application I didn’t need high accuracy so took quick measurements, but it would be nice to have the real numbers.
-Mario

-Mario - great suggestion! - thank you.
Look for it on our TSO website product page soon!

Hans
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Re: TSO Big Foot jigs?
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2020, 05:16 PM »
Just a couple of weeks ago I needed to put dominos into some small parts (1.25 x 2.5”) so I made a little plywood jig and attached it to the Big Foot.
Worked great.  The Big Foot is a great addition to the Domino (I have an XL).
One suggestion for TSO: publish dimensions (offsets, thread sizes) for the holes. I had a quick look on the web site but didn’t find anything, and for this application I didn’t need high accuracy so took quick measurements, but it would be nice to have the real numbers.
-Mario
@mwolczko - you  have been heard: TSO created drawings with the requested dimensions of our DBF-45  BigFoot (as well as GRS-16 series) you and other woodworkers might find helpful.

If you email me directly I will send them to you directly while working to get them up on our website for convenient download.

We try to be helpful  [smile]

Hans
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Offline mwolczko

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Re: TSO Big Foot jigs?
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2020, 06:00 PM »
Thanks, Hans — email sent.  My esteem for TSO grows with every interaction.
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Re: TSO Big Foot jigs?
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2020, 08:54 PM »
FOG Team: in response to customer suggestions we have added new capabilities to the BigFoot and call it DBF-45 v2.0

Read all about it:
https://tsoproducts.com/accessories/dbf-45-bigfoot-v2-0-base-system-for-festool-domino/

Drawings of all this, with dimensions and instructions are available free on our website:
https://tsoproducts.com/support/

The idea is to make it easy for you to add fixturing aids of your own as the project need arrises.

You speak - TSO listens and acts [smile]

Hans

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Re: TSO Big Foot jigs?
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2020, 04:16 AM »
Really nice update! May use the detailed drawings to "update" my previous version to the current one. Loved the Big Foot for the last several times I did a vertical plunge. Thankfully, it's aluminum so we can come up with our own holes/taps for jigs. Excellent product.
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Re: TSO Big Foot jigs?
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2020, 11:16 AM »
An excellent update to the DBF-45 Hans.  [big grin]  Love the 3 additional cursors for alignment purposes with or without the auxiliary fence.  The transfer screws are also a nice touch.

Heads-up, I can't get either video to work, either on the Mac or on the iPhone.   [unsure]


Offline ChuckM

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Re: TSO Big Foot jigs?
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2020, 12:07 PM »
FOG Team: in response to customer suggestions we have added new capabilities to the BigFoot and call it DBF-45 v2.0

Read all about it:
https://tsoproducts.com/accessories/dbf-45-bigfoot-v2-0-base-system-for-festool-domino/

Snip.

The idea is to make it easy for you to add fixturing aids of your own as the project need arrises.

You speak - TSO listens and acts [smile]

Hans

Hi Hans,

For the enhanced function of wide panel face mortising, how does one ensure that all mortises are cut perfectly on a straight line?

According to the animation, the big foot/fence is moved along the pencil line every time a new mortise is cut. That means the positioning of the fence relies on how accurately the user does it against the pencil line freehand every time. Is my understanding of how this jig works correct? Thanks.
« Last Edit: July 20, 2020, 04:41 PM by ChuckM »

Offline vkumar

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Re: TSO Big Foot jigs?
« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2020, 12:28 PM »
@TSO_Products  any upgrade options for us early adopters?
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Re: TSO Big Foot jigs?
« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2020, 01:16 PM »
Thank you Hans!  I just received mine a couple days ago!  Big thumbs up!
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Offline Mark Katz

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Re: TSO Big Foot jigs?
« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2020, 01:22 PM »
@TSO_Products  any upgrade options for us early adopters?

This would be my question too. If the basic form and original hole positions haven't changed, it would seem to be relatively simple to take in an older model, position it, and drill the new holes. I'm assuming this is all CNC.

I could theoretically drill the new holes myself but I really don't have the equipment to accurately position those new holes.

Of course I'd be willing to pay a nominal fee for the upgrade (but not a huge percentage of the full price).

Online Mike Goetzke

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Re: TSO Big Foot jigs?
« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2020, 03:44 PM »
@TSO_Products  any upgrade options for us early adopters?

@TSO_Products  BIG +1

Offline jpmeunier

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Re: TSO Big Foot jigs?
« Reply #14 on: July 20, 2020, 04:26 PM »
Would be cool if they had an adapter for a LR32 rail.

Online Cheese

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Re: TSO Big Foot jigs?
« Reply #15 on: July 21, 2020, 09:31 AM »
Hi Hans,

For the enhanced function of wide panel face mortising, how does one ensure that all mortises are cut perfectly on a straight line?

According to the animation, the big foot/fence is moved along the pencil line every time a new mortise is cut. That means the positioning of the fence relies on how accurately the user does it against the pencil line freehand every time. Is my understanding of how this jig works correct? Thanks.

That's also my read on the subject Chuck. If I were to use that method, I'd clamp down a guide rail behind the fence and then move the fence along the guide rail.

I still think the simplest idea is to fab a guide stop that will hold the Domino. Similar to the guide stop that's used for the Trion jig saw when it's used on a guide rail.

Offline ChuckM

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Re: TSO Big Foot jigs?
« Reply #16 on: July 21, 2020, 10:18 AM »
Hi Cheese,

Subject to any clarification from Hans, using the Big Foot and fence with a rail would definitely address the concern I raised. However, if a rail (say, a wooden one) is used, there's no need to use the Big Foot set-up at all. The Big Foot set-up offers no additional benefits than the procedures laid out in the DF500 manual ("Making Carcase Butt Joints") for making mortises on wide panels. Are we missing something here?
« Last Edit: July 21, 2020, 10:21 AM by ChuckM »