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Offline NYC Tiny Shop

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Click-notches for the Y axis scale on Domino
« on: October 05, 2013, 05:40 AM »
Yesterday, I used the Domino 500 to join three separate builds.  Many of these connections were for reveals.  It would have been much faster for me to dial up the exact heights, on the Y axis, if my 500 had click-notches for each millimeter on the scale.

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Offline RDMuller

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Re: Click-notches for the Y axis scale on Domino
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2013, 07:15 AM »
And repeatability would be greatly improved when going back and forth between settings

Offline Sal LiVecchi

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Re: Click-notches for the Y axis scale on Domino
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2013, 07:18 AM »
Jim.  I not sure what thickness of material you are using but you should look into the Domino Plate that Ron Wen has been selling for the Domino , it gives you an accurate center for 3/4 and 1/2 inch material.

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Offline NYC Tiny Shop

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Re: Click-notches for the Y axis scale on Domino
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2013, 07:51 AM »
Yes, RDMiller, that is my point.  To be able to consistently dial in the exact setting quickly, for repeatability, time efficiency, and simplicity.

Hi Sal,
 Yes, I'm familiar with the Domiplate. Thanks.  Finding the center of a board isn't an issue for me, but for setting a variey of reveals and rapid repeatability over multiple builds, it would be so easy if I could dial in the exact millimeter quickly. This would be possible with a click-notch.  I have never had a hard time getting to the center of various size boards, with the Domino. I think that if the Domino had click-notches, then most users would find the Domiplate obsolete.
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Re: Click-notches for the Y axis scale on Domino
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2013, 09:46 AM »
Ryan is going to release a new "imperial slide" for the 500 machine (probably today).

  Also, we are looking into an incremental positive stop for the vertical sliding scale.

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Re: Click-notches for the Y axis scale on Domino
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2013, 11:34 AM »
Ryan is going to release a new "imperial slide" for the 500 machine (probably today).

  Also, we are looking into an incremental positive stop for the vertical sliding scale.

Incremental positive stops would help with the design.  If my post inspired this tool, then I'd appreciate a comp. If not, then please post when you have it available.  It would save me on painter's tape.

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Re: Click-notches for the Y axis scale on Domino
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2013, 11:56 AM »
Ryan is going to release a new "imperial slide" for the 500 machine (probably today).

  Also, we are looking into an incremental positive stop for the vertical sliding scale.

Incremental positive stops would help with the design.  If my post inspired this tool, then I'd appreciate a comp. If not, then please post when you have it available.  It would save me on painter's tape.

Several of our products roll around in the hopper for quite a long time, usually because the right approach hasn't revealed itself in our "braining sessions".  We may discuss an issue several times over several months until a light clicks on, then design, development and prototyping kicks in.  Cost is always a driver, many solutions would come much quicker if cost didn't matter.  The incremental fence adjustment falls into that category.   

Offline RL

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Re: Click-notches for the Y axis scale on Domino
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2013, 12:57 PM »
What about using setup blocks? The base is 10mm form the cutter's centre line.

For example, if you lay the domino on a flat surface, put a 30mm set up block in front of it, lower the face onto it and lock it down, the centre of the mortise will be 20mm from the face.


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Re: Click-notches for the Y axis scale on Domino
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2013, 02:24 PM »
What about using setup blocks? The base is 10mm form the cutter's centre line.

For example, if you lay the domino on a flat surface, put a 30mm set up block in front of it, lower the face onto it and lock it down, the centre of the mortise will be 20mm from the face.




That sounds handy. I've used set up blocks for things I never would nave thought of before I owned some.



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Re: Click-notches for the Y axis scale on Domino
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2013, 02:28 PM »
What about using setup blocks? The base is 10mm form the cutter's centre line.

For example, if you lay the domino on a flat surface, put a 30mm set up block in front of it, lower the face onto it and lock it down, the centre of the mortise will be 20mm from the face.




That sounds handy. I've used set up blocks for things I never would nave thought of before I owned some.



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Re: Click-notches for the Y axis scale on Domino
« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2013, 03:22 AM »
Setup blocks?  I just stack a few dominos under each side of the fence.
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