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Offline Birdhunter

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TSO Bigfoot
« on: November 06, 2019, 05:21 PM »
I almost ordered the TSO Bigfoot Domino attachment when it first came out but backed off thinking I wouldn’t use it.

Facing a monster project with a lot of Domino usage, I ordered one.

I am amazed how much I like this tool. The Bigfoot adds stability to almost any Domino drilling application.

I highly recommend the tool.
Birdhunter

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Offline savsuds

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Re: TSO Bigfoot
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2020, 06:34 PM »
I was marking for mid-panel dominos for a bottom shelf (My table saw cannot do dados and I am hesitant to use my router for dados still). I aligned the shelf along the line. That is when inspiration hit. I would love to have a big foot with slots where it attaches to the Domino base, so that I can put the Big Foot on the shelf and the Domino on the panel. Sorta like an adjustable ladder on different stairs to make it more stable to change the light bulbs in the ceiling.

Other than the idea I had, I love the Big Foot.

EDIT: My idea is open source and free to use.
Hobbyist just trying to have fun and not let my OCD ruin it for me.

Offline deepcreek

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Re: TSO Bigfoot
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2020, 11:34 PM »
I found it to be a game changer in terms of added stability as well.  Great tool.
Joe Adams
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Houston, Texas

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Offline TSO_Products

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Re: TSO Bigfoot
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2020, 09:20 AM »
I was marking for mid-panel dominos for a bottom shelf (My table saw cannot do dados and I am hesitant to use my router for dados still). I aligned the shelf along the line. That is when inspiration hit. I would love to have a big foot with slots where it attaches to the Domino base, so that I can put the Big Foot on the shelf and the Domino on the panel. Sorta like an adjustable ladder on different stairs to make it more stable to change the light bulbs in the ceiling.

Other than the idea I had, I love the Big Foot.

EDIT: My idea is open source and free to use.

@savsuds - how about a picture showing the arrangement you have in mind. email me you contact informration with your FOG handle to
info@tsoproducts.com

Hans

Offline savsuds

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Re: TSO Bigfoot
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2020, 03:49 PM »
@savsuds - how about a picture showing the arrangement you have in mind. email me you contact informration with your FOG handle to
info@tsoproducts.com

Hans

Sent as per your request. Thanks for entertaining my tweak.
Hobbyist just trying to have fun and not let my OCD ruin it for me.

Offline mkasdin

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Re: TSO Bigfoot
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2020, 02:53 AM »
I was marking for mid-panel dominos for a bottom shelf (My table saw cannot do dados and I am hesitant to use my router for dados still). I aligned the shelf along the line. That is when inspiration hit. I would love to have a big foot with slots where it attaches to the Domino base, so that I can put the Big Foot on the shelf and the Domino on the panel. Sorta like an adjustable ladder on different stairs to make it more stable to change the light bulbs in the ceiling.

Other than the idea I had, I love the Big Foot.

What about a guide bushing for the router? I feel the same way about my Bosch 4100 Table saw. It’s a party wrecker.

EDIT: My idea is open source and free to use.

Offline savsuds

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Re: TSO Bigfoot
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2020, 01:27 PM »
They implemented my suggestion with a slight modification.
Hobbyist just trying to have fun and not let my OCD ruin it for me.

Offline afish

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Re: TSO Bigfoot
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2020, 10:18 PM »
I have one of these on my short list.  I see the possibility to make it way better, especially for mid panel work but for what I use my domino for it would work as is for extra stabilization.

Offline ChuckM

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Re: TSO Bigfoot
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2020, 11:30 PM »
This accessory adds stability to the domino joiner when fence registration is not used, but it is unnecessary for any mid-panel work , and here is why.

When mortising a mid panel, you only need to register against both pieces' reference edges with the edge stop dogs (paddles) for proper alignment. The middle mortises are cut with the narrow setting on one board and the wide setting on the other.

In other words, as long as the machine is held tight against the top board (shelf piece's endgrain, say), any slight side-way movement when cutting middle mortises won't affect the fit. The stability issue is non-existent in this case.

In fact, the factory support bracket or this kind of accessory shouldn't be used for mid-panel joinery because you need to remove it when mortising the endgrain board (shelf). That's an extra step.
« Last Edit: September 13, 2020, 12:21 AM by ChuckM »

Offline krudawg

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Re: TSO Bigfoot
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2021, 10:23 PM »
I almost ordered the TSO Bigfoot Domino attachment when it first came out but backed off thinking I wouldn’t use it.

Facing a monster project with a lot of Domino usage, I ordered one.

I am amazed how much I like this tool. The Bigfoot adds stability to almost any Domino drilling application.

I highly recommend the tool.

I'm a big fan of TSO.  I own several of their creations and like all of them.  They are a niche player and are very nimble.  I hope they will be around for a while.   
Ted
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