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Offline dupres

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Domino for joining table leg to apron
« on: October 08, 2021, 07:24 PM »
I am build a table. The legs are 1.75 inches square and the aprons are 4.25×0.75 inches (the top is 74x33).+

I am new to dominoes, but it seems to me that I could use either the 6mm domino (about .24 inches thick, leaving about 0.25 cheeks) or the 8mm domino (about .31 inches thick, leaving about .22 cheeks).
Which domino size would you recommend that I use? Also. would you recommend using two dominoes (one above the other, equally spaced) on each joint?

Thank you.

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Re: Domino for joining table leg to apron
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2021, 08:00 PM »
@dupres , thanks for asking the forum. I would go with the 6mm, as that is 1/3 the thickness of your stock. Use the 1/3 rule when deciding which domino thickness to use.

For the size of your apron, I would go with 3, evenly spaced dominos.

Please see my illustration for clarity.

« Last Edit: October 08, 2021, 08:04 PM by BenMarshallDesigns »

Offline dupres

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Re: Domino for joining table leg to apron
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2021, 01:35 AM »
Thanks for the advice. Unfortunately, I can not seem to open the attached jpg's. I am getting a message indicating corrupt file or unknown file type. any idea what I am doing wrong?

Offline Pizza Steve

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Re: Domino for joining table leg to apron
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2021, 08:16 AM »
Thanks for the advice. Unfortunately, I can not seem to open the attached jpg's. I am getting a message indicating corrupt file or unknown file type. any idea what I am doing wrong?
I can’t see them either.  Don’t think it’s you, @dupres.

Offline Bob D.

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Re: Domino for joining table leg to apron
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2021, 08:26 AM »
Ditto, I also get an error message when I try to view the images.

I noticed I have to download them then open a viewer on my PC.
Most times images are viewable in the post within your browser.
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Offline waho6o9

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Re: Domino for joining table leg to apron
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2021, 09:46 AM »
* D8346B34-9167-4B4E-87A4-E22664811EE3.jpeg (1456.45 kB - downloaded 72 times.)

Here's one of those jpgs

Good advice from BenMarshallDesigns
« Last Edit: October 09, 2021, 09:48 AM by waho6o9 »

Offline jobsworth

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Re: Domino for joining table leg to apron
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2021, 10:26 AM »
Who is the largest one that would fit. Make sure you have enough meat so it won’t poke through the side or the back and will hold it over time.

Offline guybo

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Re: Domino for joining table leg to apron
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2021, 01:42 PM »
Hi,here some light readinghttps://www.festoolownersgroup.com/festool-how-to/table-legapron-joinery-with-df500/ btw I would use the 8x50 and let the precision of the machine set the distances.guy

Offline Crazyraceguy

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Re: Domino for joining table leg to apron
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2021, 05:58 PM »
I'm with Ben on this one. 3 of the 6mm Dominos in a line on the centerline of the 3/4 apron.
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