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FESTOOL DISCUSSIONS => Festool Jigs & Tool Enhancements => Topic started by: jobsworth on May 13, 2018, 09:13 PM

Title: Domino Drawers
Post by: jobsworth on May 13, 2018, 09:13 PM
I was cruiseing U Tube looking for info on how to make domino drawers with thru dominos. I was watching how Sheen did his and was impressed. He use dogs to keep the drawer fronts straight and clamped the sides to the MFT. I thought that was a cool idea. Then he used a old dovetail jig to align them. I thought that was cool to. But I dont have a old dovetail jig.

So what I did was use my qwas dogs for the drawer faces and used a qwas rail dog as a stop. To easy

One photo is the flush faces useing a woodpeckers scale to show you the alignment. When using the festool  clamps to hold the drswer stock in place it makes for a bomb proof set up and quick
Title: Re: Domino Drawers
Post by: TSO Products on May 13, 2018, 09:30 PM
@jobsworth - pretty slick method of helping yourself. Wait till you see what we have cooking for you sometime in June to make your life easier, quicker and repeatable.
stay tuned.

Hans
Title: Re: Domino Drawers
Post by: jobsworth on May 13, 2018, 09:38 PM
Cool Im always looking for easy quicker annddd repeatable. Anything to make my life easier  [thanks] [big grin] [big grin] [big grin]
Title: Re: Domino Drawers
Post by: ChuckM on May 13, 2018, 11:49 PM
In terms of simplicity and repeatability, this alignment jig (originally intended for transferring dovetails) shines and it can be adapted for use on an MFT or any bench to mortise drawers:

https://www.woodworkersinstitute.com/furniture-cabinetmaking/techniques/workshop-jigs/workshop-wednesdays-dovetail-alignment-jig/

The jig of any size to suit your work can be made from plywood or MDF and the butt joint can be pit together using dominos. The fence can be nailed, screwed or glued to the jig.
Title: Re: Domino Drawers
Post by: Birdhunter on May 14, 2018, 05:21 AM
From the pictures, it looks like the top of the MFT and the side extrusion have to be perfectly at  90 degrees for this method to produce square joints. What am I missing?
Title: Re: Domino Drawers
Post by: Mario Turcot on May 14, 2018, 07:05 AM
I made a jig for that sole purpose when I built my shop cabinet drawers. The jig look similar to Chuck link with two Bessey Clamps (http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?p=67627&cat=1,43838,43845). I used it this week end to make some clamp racks  [big grin]

I'll put a picture tonight.

Mario
Title: Re: Domino Drawers
Post by: Getmaverick on May 14, 2018, 08:20 PM
@jobsworth - pretty slick method of helping yourself. Wait till you see what we have cooking for you sometime in June to make your life easier, quicker and repeatable.
stay tuned.

Hans
Better patent it first Hans. Someone in Canada will copy it and Tool Nut will sell the crap out of it.
Title: Re: Domino Drawers
Post by: vkumar on May 15, 2018, 04:22 PM
@jobsworth - pretty slick method of helping yourself. Wait till you see what we have cooking for you sometime in June to make your life easier, quicker and repeatable.
stay tuned.

Hans

Hans cant wait to see what you have in store for us.  If it is anything like your previous products it will be great I am sure.  [laughing]
Title: Re: Domino Drawers
Post by: SoonerFan on June 19, 2018, 12:09 AM

@TSO Products

Hans,
Any update on what you have cooking to make life easier, quicker and repeatable?  Needed to make some cabinets/drawers and wondering if what you are planning might help.

Thanks

@jobsworth - pretty slick method of helping yourself. Wait till you see what we have cooking for you sometime in June to make your life easier, quicker and repeatable.
stay tuned.

Hans
Title: Re: Domino Drawers
Post by: TSO Products on June 19, 2018, 07:57 AM
@Getmaverick – yes , we are working on the Patent Application as for the new product as II write this. Now that the design is finalized and we are in BETA testing we will know the preliminary launch date in a few weeks. It becomes a marketing strategy issue what we should disclose once the Patent Applications have been filed. Not sure yet what makes business sense in that regard. One step at a time.

@vkumar -  somehow I didn’t catch all these recent posts until just now. We’re actually working on several new products that will all launch within the next 6 months.

@SoonerFan – the reality of the business environment makes it pretty difficult to talk about details of new product development early on. We would like our customers to know while not wanting to provide imitators an early roadmap on how to follow us. See the dilemma?

Your expressions of interest are inspriring! Thank you
Hans

Title: Re: Domino Drawers
Post by: Pnw painter on June 19, 2018, 03:08 PM
It’s great to hear that TSO is reinvesting in their business and developing new products.

I’ve really liked my TSO guide rail square and look forward to seeing what they’re working on once it’s released.


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Title: Re: Domino Drawers
Post by: ChuckM on June 19, 2018, 04:04 PM
I hope you will look into making your TSO products, including the one about domino drawers, available also through Lee Valley Tools where I shop predominantly.
Title: Re: Domino Drawers
Post by: TSO Products on June 19, 2018, 05:26 PM
I hope you will look into making your TSO products, including the one about domino drawers, available also through Lee Valley Tools where I shop predominantly.

Nothing convinces a retailer more than customers asking them to carry a product line. We suggest to any of our friends and customers to approach their dealers and suggest they consider adding TSO to their product offerings. This has already brought several dealers on board in the US and international.

We are also finding ways to show our appreciation to our customers in those cases  [smile] [smile]
and thank you for bringing up this topic
Hans
Title: Re: Domino Drawers
Post by: TealaG on July 19, 2018, 10:32 PM
TSO...can you tell me if you have introduced this magic product yet?  I would love to make domino drawers.  And I'm really happy I waited to buy the Guide Rail Square because I thought I'd try the hinge thing that comes with the MFT table.   I haven't gotten that hooked up yet, but now that the guide rail works with the hinge thing, it's now on my definitely ready to buy list.  :)   I'm rotating my workbench and I think I'll now have room to install the hinge thing and guide square.   I can't get a straight cut, even though I line up my rail with a triangle (one that appears to be a true right angle...).  ARGH!   I think the rail is slipping on me.  :(
Title: Re: Domino Drawers
Post by: TSO_Products on July 21, 2018, 09:16 AM
Hi All - our "June new tool intro date" continues to slip at the moment because we are still working on lowering the cost. A flock of prototypes are in BETA testing and have been found to perform as intended with no design changes.

Once we conclude the cost optimization we'll be in production quickly. Thanks for your patience.

Hans
Title: Re: Domino Drawers
Post by: John Stevens on July 23, 2018, 08:58 PM
Thanks for the update, Hans.  The reason for the delay isn’t my business, but it’s nice to know.  Looking forward to your new products, as always.