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Offline Terry Fogarty

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Decorative Domimiter
« on: May 02, 2007, 05:33 AM »
Hers a different way for a decorative Domimiter.

After cutting the miters on the sides, glue and clamp. After 10 or 15 minutes when it has grabbed and can be used carefully with no clamps, Domino in a measured staggered fashion (use index pin) down the sides and insert Dominos, when dry sand or plane flush, then using the little jig bellow Domino to "fill the gaps"  ;D

The little jigs width fits perfectly between the pins so centering is automatic. I know its a bit over the top, but its all just good fun ;D
« Last Edit: May 02, 2007, 05:37 AM by Tezzer »
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Offline Rob McGilp

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Re: Decorative Domimiter
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2007, 06:42 AM »
Hi all,
Just as an aside to Tezzer's ingenious system, you can make splines for mitre joints by placing a piece of 45 degree cut timber on each side of the glued corner, giving a flat face to the corner. Then just use the edge of the workpiece as the centre and cut to a 3 width cut. You may have to then file the edges of the mortise flat, depending on how deep your cutting depth is, but then you can insert whatever type of contrasting timber you want, glue and trim. See below, Birdseye Maple with Red Cedar splines.

Albert

Offline Matthew Schenker

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Re: Decorative Domimiter
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2007, 08:25 AM »
These are some great ideas that really show why the Domino creates a whole new system of possibilities.  I get the feeling you are revealing ideas that even Festool might not have considered.

Please keep sharing these ideas.  It's very inspirational!

Stay in touch,
Matthew
FOG Designer and Creator

Offline John Stevens

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Re: Decorative Domimiter
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2007, 08:47 AM »
I know its a bit over the top

I don't know about that.  I like the idea of using your jig just to install the splines in a mitered joint in which the grain runs perpendicular to the mitered edge.  A couple of years ago I'd been thinking about making a jig like that for my biscuit joiner, but I like the idea of using the Domino instead.  Thanks for showing me another way of using this versatile tool.

Regards,

John, a.k.a. Stevo
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Offline Matthew Schenker

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Re: Decorative Domimiter
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2007, 08:50 AM »
I like the idea of using your jig just to install the splines in a mitered joint in which the grain runs perpendicular to the mitered edge.  A couple of years ago I'd been thinking about making a jig like that for my biscuit joiner, but I like the idea of using the Domino instead.  Thanks for showing me another way of using this versatile tool.

I agree.  Although I never tried to do splines with my biscuit joiner, over the past couple of years, I have experimented with a few spline jigs for the router table and the table saw.  I've never been happy with these methods.  But this idea to use the Domino for splines may finally do the trick!

Stay in touch,
Matthew
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Offline Terry Fogarty

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Re: Decorative Domimiter
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2007, 08:59 AM »
Thanks Matty, Stevo `n Bert  ;D

And if you have a seperate jig for each cutter size it acts as a sacrificial side and stops any tearout. Nice clean cuts. Also its so easy to align with near perfect accuracy ;)
« Last Edit: May 02, 2007, 09:17 AM by Tezzer »
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