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Offline presidentsdad

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Actual Domino Sizes
« on: July 12, 2019, 02:39 PM »
Hey all, I want a Domino machine someday, but just getting started with wood working so I have other tools to purchase right now.  However, I have a workbench I'm building and it needs a few loose tenon joints.  I don't have a planer/router table to make my own tenons, so I was thinking of using some 5x30 dominos and cut the mortise with a 5mm upcut spiral bit.  The question:  Are 5mm dominos really 5mm x 19mm x 30mm (exactly)? (Similar question, do 5mm domino cutters actually cut an exactly 5mm slot?)

Thanks in advance.
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Offline ChuckM

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Re: Actual Domino Sizes
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2019, 03:20 PM »
Are 5mm dominos really 5mm x 19mm x 30mm (exactly)?

No. The dominoes are a little shorter (28mm?). I don't have the dominoes with me to measure. Someone else may be to help here. The mortises are, however, cut to 30mm deep, to provide a glue reservoir effect.

Similar question, do 5mm domino cutters actually cut an exactly 5mm slot?

Yes.
« Last Edit: July 12, 2019, 03:23 PM by ChuckM »

Offline GoingMyWay

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Re: Actual Domino Sizes
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2019, 03:38 PM »
I measure 28.5mm x 18.70mm x 4.98mm.





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Offline presidentsdad

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Re: Actual Domino Sizes
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2019, 03:49 PM »
Thx going....that helps!
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