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Offline ChuckS

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Re: Gadget - If you build it, they will....
« Reply #30 on: December 02, 2022, 04:54 PM »
Exposed joinery, like a lot of other furniture design features, is in the eye of the beholder. Sam Maloof (rockers), Tage Frid (three-legged stools), Krenov (cabinet stands) and Nakashima (chairs) -- whose works I admire-- had used it sparingly in their pieces. When it comes to dominoes, I've never used exposed tenons except for shop builds as I don't like the gaps left on the ends.



The primary use of hardwood domino caps, if commercially available, for me would be to hide/cover mistakes:

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Offline Packard

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Re: Gadget - If you build it, they will....
« Reply #31 on: December 02, 2022, 08:33 PM »
I use through dowels frequently, but only on applications where they don’t show.

For example, I use them on face frame cabinets to strengthen the vertical panel to horizontal panel joints.

I use confirmats to “clamp” the joint, then i through drill and glue in dowels.  The dowels provide racking strength and the confirmats hold thins together while the glue dries.  But, those cabinets get end panels applied or they are hidden. No exposed joinery.

Offline krudawg

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Re: Gadget - If you build it, they will....
« Reply #32 on: December 16, 2022, 05:29 PM »
A solution looking for a problem to solve?
https://dfmtoolworks.com/products/a2-domino-trim-plate
That looks interesting.  I may pick one up.
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Offline ChuckS

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Re: Gadget - If you build it, they will....
« Reply #33 on: December 16, 2022, 05:59 PM »
Please share how good it's if you end up getting one.

Offline Mini Me

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Re: Gadget - If you build it, they will....
« Reply #34 on: December 16, 2022, 07:20 PM »
While both products need to be glued in place

If dominos are being used as an alignment aid then gluing is unnecessary unlike if Dominos are being used as loose tenons.