Butt ugly, but damn effective. But, how many times do you need to make a
mitered corner with construction lumber?
Kinda reminds me of those ubiquitous corner fasteners my grandfather
used to use to fix window screens, on steroids. :)
I'm building a game console to go in our son's room, nothing very fancy,
just some cherry trim and cherry plywood with a laminate top to match his
desktop (which right now has become a game table with a small portable TV on
it (he does his homework in the kitchen so he can pester my wife or myself
with how hard it is and how much help he needs. :-) This would have been
very handy for both the mitered top frame and the miters on the console
base. The biscuits would not be visible and the clamping and pulling the
pieces together would do much better than the in the ends of the frames
There is never a situation where having more rounds is a disadvantage
There is something just wrong about using an overpriced and patented
piece of plastic in a biscuit joint. For pete's sake, clamping isn't
that difficult. I suspect that the cost of those plastic bits from
Lamello is going to add up pretty quickly for volume work. For low
volume and one-off pieces, the overhead of clamping is better than the
hassle of dealing with yet another tool in the shop.
I think that most of us will admit that we're better off learning how
to adapt a smaller number of tools and techniques to a large number of
applications than try to use the "perfect" tool and technique for each
time. For one, it cuts down on the cost of tools. But more
importantly, it lets us concentrate on mastering our techniques.
But you're still clamping.
This is for Q&D work, not fine furniture.
Yeah that is true but I have to justify the cost of the Domino,,,, just like
Lamello is coming up with ways to justify payinf mor for their product..
Seriousely though I have made a dozen or so picture frames and used the Kreg
jig and pocket hole screws to fasten the corners. I made the frame
material, 2 pieces, in to long moldings after staining each of the 2 pieces
Luckily no tear out in the miters so no touch was needed and the pocket
holes closed the miters perfectly.
Just watched TOH and Tommy was using a Domino to make his built-in
They were also using a Delta line boring machine to do the adjustable
shelf pin holes ... eatcherheartout, viewers!
I tuned in late, but didn't see any Festool ... :)
The Domino would be a nice fit for my shop. So would a nice powerful
bread-dough mixer for the house. *S* That's a fun hobby so far.
Annnd, as with most hobbies, there's this lunatic fringe which has
quite a presence on the net.
I'm hoping this interest of mine fades. (Butter pecan raisin loaf is
NOT low-cal)....(but farking awesome!!!)
Just did a price check. So far... 50 cents apiece. Sooo. that little
demo they did, the 4 flat miters and the 4 butt miters. $ 8.00.
That still makes it Quick & Dirty, but not Cheap & Dirty.
Hell, I can throw a band clamp on for $ 4.00.. or as you suggested,
use the Kreg.
Those Lamello bastards....
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