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Offline Mario Turcot

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Domino Jig
« on: January 02, 2019, 03:34 PM »
Don't be shy to post pictures of your own Domino jigs

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Disclaimer: I do not claim the creation of that jig. I saw a video of a woodworker using a similar one and made my own.

Here the Jig I used for my systainers drawers. This is version two. On that one I shorten the fences so I could use the DF500 positioners. The version one had the fences all the way to the 9045 degree.



In use.

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On picture #2 you can see the fences going all the way to the end of each board. Next version I will have the fences shorter to be able to clamp the jig on a bench
« Last Edit: January 03, 2019, 06:58 AM by Mario Turcot »
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Offline Gregor

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Re: Domino Jig
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2019, 05:08 PM »
Maybe a somewhat stupid question, but:

What's the upside compared to simply using only one of the quick clamps to fix the boards to the bench (with some overhang for the bench to be out of the way) and simply registering using the fence (with #495666 for more stability when doing the ones on the 'face grain') and the pins/paddles (for sideward positioning)?

Offline Mario Turcot

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Re: Domino Jig
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2019, 05:35 PM »
Maybe a somewhat stupid question, but:

What's the upside compared to simply using only one of the quick clamps to fix the boards to the bench (with some overhang for the bench to be out of the way) and simply registering using the fence (with #495666 for more stability when doing the ones on the 'face grain') and the pins/paddles (for sideward positioning)?

The first version had only one set of clamp and I was not happy with it. Those are two different clamps by the way.
The A and B from the picture below. Those clamps are auto-adjust to a point. For exemple, if you use 12mm material and then 28mm you have to move the screw up to compensate. With the two sizes I can basically clamp anything between 6mm to 30mm without having to change anything.

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Offline ChuckM

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Re: Domino Jig
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2019, 06:23 PM »
Thanks for the shop shots.

Offline Gregor

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Re: Domino Jig
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2019, 04:41 AM »
@Mario Turcot I have these clamps too (with mounting plates to go into the MFT holes and skipping the A type as B is more versatile IMHO), was just confused about the jig having the 90° corner and two boards clamped at the same time... though you doing some tricky things (that I failed to grasp) there.

Offline Mario Turcot

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Re: Domino Jig
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2019, 06:55 AM »
You are right, the type B are more versatile. I start using the type A then realize the type B would do a better job fitting more material thickness etc. Those clamps are very strong and one is enough to hold the board. I also have the plates that goes with those clamps A, B and C that are for T-track. My plan is to make several similar jigs with t-tracks so I can re-use the same clamps on all of the jigs.
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Re: Domino Jig
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2019, 08:24 AM »
Mario ... find yourself some non-slip material and laminate it to the jig.  I've started laminating the stuff shown to all my jigs (and some work surfaces) and it really works great ... it will allow you to use only one clamp on each piece and they will hold securely. 

Offline Mario Turcot

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Re: Domino Jig
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2019, 08:54 AM »
That's a clever idea, thanks for the tip  [big grin]
Mario

Offline Richard/RMW

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Re: Domino Jig
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2019, 09:22 AM »
@TrackTubesGuy mind sharing the source for that material? Looks interesting.

Thanks.

RMW

Mario ... find yourself some non-slip material and laminate it to the jig.  I've started laminating the stuff shown to all my jigs (and some work surfaces) and it really works great ... it will allow you to use only one clamp on each piece and they will hold securely.
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Re: Domino Jig
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2019, 10:07 AM »
@TrackTubesGuy mind sharing the source for that material? Looks interesting.

Thanks.

RMW

@Richard/RMW It's a custom rubberized product manufactured for a local company for their products .. unfortunately, not available for sale.  I was able to pick up some scraps a while back.

Offline Mario Turcot

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Re: Domino Jig
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2019, 10:07 AM »
You can use a simple sheet of sandpaper 120-240 grit should do.
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Re: Domino Jig
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2019, 10:12 AM »
You can use a simple sheet of sandpaper 120-240 grit should do.

Yep ... and if you want to get fancy you could try a non-slip, rubberized coating.  I had thought about this, just haven't tried it yet.

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Offline cubevandude

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Re: Domino Jig
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2019, 10:36 AM »
Mario ... find yourself some non-slip material and laminate it to the jig.  I've started laminating the stuff shown to all my jigs (and some work surfaces) and it really works great ... it will allow you to use only one clamp on each piece and they will hold securely.

Do you have pictures of your tops shown here somewhere else?

Offline Mario Turcot

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Re: Domino Jig
« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2019, 10:57 AM »
@cubevandude
Perhaps this is what you are looking for. Picture #8 - 9

Have a question for you @TrackTubesGuy regarding your FAT 300. With all that weight on it how is it holding it's height, is it going down from time to time?
« Last Edit: January 03, 2019, 11:01 AM by Mario Turcot »
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Re: Domino Jig
« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2019, 11:11 AM »
@cubevandude
Perhaps this is what you are looking for. Picture #8 - 9

Have a question for you @TrackTubesGuy regarding your FAT 300. With all that weight on it how is it holding it's height, is it going down from time to time?

@Mario Turcot .. Haven't noticed the FAT300 dropping at all .. seems to be holding the weight fine.
@cubevandude .. Here are some recent photos of using it on my FAT300 work station.  Only the pull-out shelves have the rubber material.  It's a little confusing, but the ply I use has an HDPE veneer that has a similar texture, so you can't really tell the difference in the photos.  The HDPE is slick .. the rubber grips good.

Offline duburban

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Re: Domino Jig
« Reply #15 on: January 04, 2019, 12:16 AM »
Soooooo.... nice..... good job.


@cubevandude
Perhaps this is what you are looking for. Picture #8 - 9

Have a question for you @TrackTubesGuy regarding your FAT 300. With all that weight on it how is it holding it's height, is it going down from time to time?

@Mario Turcot .. Haven't noticed the FAT300 dropping at all .. seems to be holding the weight fine.
@cubevandude .. Here are some recent photos of using it on my FAT300 work station.  Only the pull-out shelves have the rubber material.  It's a little confusing, but the ply I use has an HDPE veneer that has a similar texture, so you can't really tell the difference in the photos.  The HDPE is slick .. the rubber grips good.
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Offline Cheese

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Re: Domino Jig
« Reply #16 on: January 04, 2019, 10:50 AM »
Don't be shy to post pictures of your own Domino jigs

Here's one I made to fabricate some boxes for the shop and also for some under-bed storage boxes.

The 2 short pieces of drawer sides guide and align the actual drawer side being Domino'd, while the 2 small pieces of oak are hard stops that register the DF 500 from side-to-side.




Shop storage boxes.




Under-bed rolling storage boxes.


Offline Mario Turcot

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Re: Domino Jig
« Reply #17 on: January 04, 2019, 10:54 AM »
I Like that  [thumbs up]

I remember those boxes from a previous post  [big grin]
Mario

Offline Cheese

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Re: Domino Jig
« Reply #18 on: January 04, 2019, 11:11 AM »
I Like that  [thumbs up]

I remember those boxes from a previous post  [big grin]

Thanks Mario... [smile]

The nice thing is that once a jig is made, you can just pull it off the shelf and fabricate more boxes 1 year, 5 years, or 10 years later!!! Just cut the material and clamp it in the jig.

The Domino will never replace a dovetail but they do have their place for certain easy to fabricate boxes. Fabrication time...15 minutes.

Here's one that took me 3-4 hours to fabricate.