I'm finishing up an oak hutch from plans I got through Fine Wodworking
and the author (Marty Milkovitz, Jan/Feb 2007 issue 189 for those who
want to know) suggests fastening the top to the base cabinet with
buttons. I have seen a variety of wood fasteners for securing table
tops but I thought it might be easy to use the Domino cutter to make
slots in the carcase and in the matching "buttons". I took a piece of
stock and set the depth to 20mm then using the Domino's indexing pin I
made a series of slots along the stock's length. After cutting the
stock to 1&7/8 inch wide I made a few select slots in the carcase
applying the same depth. Then I glued a domino (small d to infer the
wooden item, not the expensive cutter) into the button block, slip the
unglued end into the slot(s) of the carcase and screwed the block into
the underside of the top. The side slots were cut wider to allow for
expansion and the back slots were not fully inserted for the same
It seemed a lot quicker to do this than to rabbet and cut a series of
buttons, plus it was a lot more fun with the Domino.
Anyway, that's my story and I'm sticking with it.
Oh, now I get it. Okay, no gloat intended, I was just making my own
"Eureka" statement, but I see your point and I accept the "you suck"
accusation proudly. And Leon, I will try to send some pictures later
this evening. Question for you or the group; Should I send them
directly to you or can you describe how to send them out to a larger
group, say the Binaries group?
Thanks in advance for any advice.,
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