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Offline vuongnuce

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How to make Domino Tenons
« on: June 02, 2018, 01:07 AM »
Hi folks. I am diyer from Vietnam. This is my video guide how to make a domino tenon

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Offline neilc

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Re: How to make Domino Tenons
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2018, 08:11 AM »
The Jessem router hold down guides and bit make that easy!

Offline Joe Felchlin

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Re: How to make Domino Tenons
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2018, 01:11 PM »
Vuongnuce -
Thx for the nice video.
I use the same Jessem holddown guides. They’re terrific!

Making your own Domino tenons has been discussed at length in other postings.
Rounding over/running strips of wood thru the router is the easiest and quickest part of the process. That’s not all there is to making your own Domino tenons.
I made 600+ 6mm x 40mm Domino tenons out of a 5' piece of beech. It took me about 6 hours - Jointing and planing the board to thickness - Then ripping it into strips - Then routing the strips to round over both “width” sides (as seen in your video) - Then routing the “flat” sides for “glue grooves” (light pass/both sides, using a reversible finger glue joint bit) - And finally, cutting the finished strips of wood into tenons.
Based on the current U.S. price for a package of Festool Domino tenons at Amazon, l was working for little more than minimum wage here in the U.S.
Ergo... Unless I need custom lengths, or want to use a special type of wood for tenons - Either or both being unpurchasable commercially -
My time is  spent making projects/products... Much more satisfying, too.

BTW... The postings on: “Make your own” or “Buy ‘em” - Seems to be divided.
As they say: “Whatever floats your boat”.
« Last Edit: June 02, 2018, 05:52 PM by Joe Felchlin »
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Offline vuongnuce

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Re: How to make Domino Tenons
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2018, 09:00 PM »
Joe Felchlin
I agree completely with your opinion
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