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Offline flybynite

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Domino XL: Cutting a Mortise in Headboard
« on: November 13, 2017, 01:53 PM »
I am building a bed using a the domino connector system and want to know the best way to drop a mortise in the middle of the headboard for the center support stretcher.  I can use the fence as a reference on the stretcher itself, but have to raise the fence to cut the mortise on the headboard.  There does not appear to be a good index on the XL of where the bottom of the fence would be when raised  [crying]

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Offline Gregor

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Re: Domino XL: Cutting a Mortise in Headboard
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2017, 01:19 AM »
You can use the bottom of the machine as a reference, gives you exactly 15mm offset to the center line of the mortice created.

https://www.festoolusa.com/-/media/tts/festool/festool-usa/downloads/manuals/domino_xl_df700_supplemental.pdf

You can use the alignment marks (page 12) and the center line on the baseplate (page 7) for free positioning on a flat surface, but clamping something to the surface to get a reference edge to push the machines base against (page 17), makes it easier as it helps against accidently rotating or relocating the mortice while doing the plunge.
« Last Edit: November 14, 2017, 01:35 AM by Gregor »