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Offline ear3

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Domino offsets, the easy way
« on: October 14, 2017, 02:45 PM »
I'm not sure why it took me almost 3 years to figure this out, since I do it all the time when setting the depth rod on my router, but I just had a Eureka moment for doing offsets on my Domino beyond those provided by the fence height gauges. The solution? Set up blocks.

I'm sure many of you have figured this out already, but just in case there is someone out there as slow-witted as I, here you go.
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Offline Master Carpenter

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Re: Domino offsets, the easy way
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2017, 04:54 PM »
I've also used a thickness or 2 of paper under the factory spacer to "drawbore" my panels together when I want that extra tight fit.
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Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: Domino offsets, the easy way
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2017, 05:18 PM »
I've also used a thickness or 2 of paper under the factory spacer to "drawbore" my panels together when I want that extra tight fit.

Please explain.

Offline Sparktrician

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Re: Domino offsets, the easy way
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2017, 09:10 AM »
I've also used a thickness or 2 of paper under the factory spacer to "drawbore" my panels together when I want that extra tight fit.

OOO!!!  I like that idea!!!   [smile]
- Willy -

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Offline neilc

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Re: Domino offsets, the easy way
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2017, 10:17 AM »
Great idea, Edward!  And an easy, repeatable way to drive consistency of placement.

Offline Birdhunter

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Re: Domino offsets, the easy way
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2017, 09:09 PM »
I guess I’m a bit dense, but I don’t understand the technique.
Birdhunter

Offline ear3

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Re: Domino offsets, the easy way
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2017, 10:19 PM »
Register the set-up block off one of the steps of thickness gauge and set the fence to it.  Not necessary of the offsets are small/standard, but with the imperial thickness gauge, the thickest preset only centers on a 1 1/8" board, so you're out of luck if you want to, say, add a 1/2" offset for a 3/4" board running into a thicker table leg or a drawer front.

I guess I’m a bit dense, but I don’t understand the technique.
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Offline ChuckM

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Re: Domino offsets, the easy way
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2017, 12:01 PM »

Offline ear3

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Re: Domino offsets, the easy way
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2017, 12:07 PM »
It's kind of odd that in the video they do vertical plunging horizontally (when fence is referenced off the end grain) and horizontal plunging vertically (when fence is referenced off the flat face).  Maybe it's a function of their bench not having many holes, which forces them to use the leg vise?

Another way of doing offsets:

http://www.finewoodworking.com/2017/03/29/get-perfect-reveals-domino
Kapex KS 120 w/UG Cart and Extensions • CXS Set • T18+3 w/Centrotec Installer's Set • PDC 18/4 • TS 75 • TSC 55 • HKC 55 w/250, 420 and 670 FSK rails • Carvex 420 w/Accessory Kit • Domino 500 Set • Domino 700 XL • OF 2200 w/Base Accessory Kit • OF 1400 • OF 1010 • MFK 700 EQ Set • LR 32 • MFS 400 w/2000, 1000, and 700 extensions • Rotex 90 • Rotex 150 • LS 130 • ETS-EC 150/5 • ETS 150/3 • Pro 5 LTD • RTS 400 • RAS 115.04 • DX 93 • RS 2 • HL 850 • Vecturo OS 400 • CT 26 w/Long-Life Bag • CT Sys w/Long-Life Bag • MFT/3

Offline ChuckM

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Re: Domino offsets, the easy way
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2017, 12:15 PM »
Not sure if it was done that way for filming reasons or that's her usual way of doing it.