To all of you woodworking Frank Zappa fans;
I just got my Domino Friday and have been using it all morning and the
song that keeps running through my tiny little brain is a version of
Marc (who should be "outside now" because it is
sunny and in the high 50s)
Now you're in trouble. Things you either used pocket screws or just
off the list because cutting a bunch of mortises is just too time
- and that's after you've done all the layout lines - go to the top of
list. And things you didn't even think of before go on the projects
Tables with aprons and stretcher - loose tenoned together - will start
to proliferate. Fence gates with mitered corners on the frame - with
four loose tenons per joint - and loose tenoned filler boards are in the
Hello Charlieb (And Leon and other Domino users, please chime in too),
Thanks for your comments about doing more (in less time, etc.) One of
my mini projects today was making a clamping table that could allow me
to hold down an almost unlimited variety of pieces for motising with
my DOMINO-HUM. The first few times I was using it (not the table, but
the Domino) I was a bit overwhelmed with the best way to hold the
pieces because my current set up was two work benches that are usually
cluttered with stuff. My new table has two semi permanent Pony hold
down clamps and a couple of toggle clamps and since it is semi
portable I will store it against a wall until I need it and then lay
it on a partially cleaned off workbench.
Anyway, what do you guys- or gals- use as a hold down for your
It was slower than pocket hole screws but I built a cabinet this weekend and
used the Dominos to attach all the face frame parts together and to attach
the face frame to the carcass, all during the same glue up. 30 Domino's, 60
mortises and the carcass front edges glued up fine but what was I thinking.
Yeah, 8 months later and I still find new things to do with it.
The cabinet I am building will fit in the void left in a cabinet when I
removed a double oven in a 35 year old kitchen.
The sides of the cabinet will not show after sliding the cabinet into the
The new cabinet has a shelf midway up and I used 2 finish nails on each
side to tack the shelf into position and then I used the Domino to plunge
through the sides of the cabinet and into the side edges of the shelf, 4 on
each side. Then I glued and pounded in 8 Dominos to permanently fasten the
shelf in place.
You're still finding uses for that Domino, eh? :)
That's exactly the way I joined the vertical dividers to the top and bottom
of the dovetailed sideboard case I made recently, except that I used a
plunge router to cut the "mortises" ... "through tenons" the easy way, and
hell for stout.
Would have been much quicker with the Domino. That's one slick tool.
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