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Offline TnCop1261

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Domino vs dado on a cart build
« on: September 06, 2022, 10:09 PM »
Starting on a cart for my MFT...Based on a plan by the Wood Whisperer.  Will be 3/4 plywood.  Will be a bottom and 2 sides and 2 dividers on long side dividing into 3 storage areas.  The middle and right section will be divided front and back.  Several plans I have seen use rabbet joints for the side panels and dados for the dividers.  Is there a reason that I could not use dominos for all joints?  Thanks for any help
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Offline ChuckS

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Re: Domino vs dado on a cart build
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2022, 12:00 AM »
The Domino joinery will be perfect for this type of project, saving the need to cut rabbets and dadoes with a table saw or router.

Also a great opportunity to practise the mid-panel joinery technique (and the pencil-line free mortising technique if you use the cross stop).

Final bonus: The joinery process is dust-free (rabbeting and dadoing are dusty from start to finish).
« Last Edit: September 07, 2022, 12:08 AM by ChuckS »

Offline Christopher Fitch

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Re: Domino vs dado on a cart build
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2022, 12:46 AM »
I used Dominos for mine...worked great.