Author Topic: Using the Domino machine with the 32mm hole drilling sled and guide rail  (Read 5292 times)

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Offline Jerry Work

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Hi all,

I placed a tutorial on my web site that describes how to mount the Domino machine onto the 32mm shelf hole drilling sled for accurately locating mortises over relatively long distances. The only modification to the sled required is drilling two 5mm holes through the base that in no way hurt the use of the sled for drilling shelf holes. 

The downloadable .pdf is located at:

http://jerrywork.com > tutorials

Hope you find it helpful.

Jerry
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Offline John Stevens

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Nice idea!  Thanks, Jerry.

Regards,

John
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Offline webfarmer

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Always a great idea, Jerry.  Thank  you.

It seems that with this setup, one could actually use rows of domino holes, and use dominoes themselves to support shelves for a shop cabinet.  It would be quick, and very strong.

Regards,

Brett

Offline woodshopdemos

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Jerry,
   Fabulous idea and outstanding tutorial, as always. This is one that I will quickly adopt for my system. A question: can you place mortises with this system so that all can be cut using the tight (narrow) mortise adjustment?
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Offline Jerry Work

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Hi John,

Welcome back!  I bet you are tired of Drs, hospitals and white coats.  Time for some quality shop time without all these "distractions" which are not nearly as much fun as the distractions of your helpers. javascript:void(0);

Yes, the system is very accurate and you can easily place tight mortises over long distances.  Turned the way I show the dominos are parallel with the guide rail.  I have not tried it, but I think you could just as easily turn it 90 degrees and drill two more holes on centerline if one wanted the dominos perpendicular to the guide rail like for shelf supports and such.

On a related thought, I used the shutter mortise idea a while back to make a badge box for our local Rotary club.  Perched the guide pins over the sides of a work piece and made the max depth mortises.  Indexed them down and repeated for a whole series of diagonal mortises spaced a bit more than the badge width apart.  Then sliced pieces off on the band saw to make dividers with the mortises sideways.  Loaded in dominos sticking through the mortise so they were centered with half sticking out one side and the other half sticking out the other side.  A few rows of these dividers hold the badges upright at an angle so they are easy to see and easy to replace in the badge box.  Makes taking attendance a snap.  Probably a useful thing to keep in mind for other similar uses.

Glad you are up and about.

Jerry

Jerry,
   Fabulous idea and outstanding tutorial, as always. This is one that I will quickly adopt for my system. A question: can you place mortises with this system so that all can be cut using the tight (narrow) mortise adjustment?
The Dovetail Joint
Fine furniture designed and hand crafted by Jerry Work
in the 1907 former Masonic Temple building
in historic Kerby, OR. 
26 mi SW of Grants Pass on US 199, The Redwood Highway
Visitors always welcome!
http://jerrywork.com
glwork@mac.com

Offline woodshopdemos

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Thanks Jerry,
   My time these days in the shop are so much more meaningful than before. The operation made me smell the roses...not what I was smelling for 21 days in bed.  I go today for the one month checkup with surgeon - his interest at this point is to see if you are regaining your pre-op physical ability. I can't wait. I have exceeded it in a number of ways and with continued exercising and weight loss can do more. A nice feeling.
In memory of John Lucas (1937 - 2010)

Offline mschoonmaker

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Has anyone been successful with this modification using the Domino machine with the paddles? I sure would love a fence with the pins!!!

Offline Michael Kellough

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Haven’t done this but thanks for bringing back a thread with two early champions of Festools. John Lucas produced a lot of visual material showing Festools in use (back when few people had heard of the brand) and anything posted by Jerry work is worth reading carefully.

Offline jonnyrocket

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The website where he posted his tutorial doesn't appear to exist any more. Does anyone have a copy of his .pdf that they can post or share a link to?

Offline Gregor

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Works, but is redirected to http://thedovetailjoint.squarespace.com/how-to/

The domino on the LR32 is pdf is here.