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Offline Birdhunter

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Connector Set
« on: April 13, 2018, 02:48 PM »
I bought the connector kit for the Domino 500 yesterday without a clue as to what to build with it. I am a non-recovering tool junky. I did build a king sized bed with the 700 connectors.

Anyone built anything with these connectors?
Birdhunter

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Offline rst

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Re: Connector Set
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2018, 04:52 PM »
Same boat here, opened up, removed plastic, waiting inspiration, or more likely daughters's request.  Still haven't fired up the Origin although i have projects planned for that.

Offline grobkuschelig

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Re: Connector Set
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2018, 05:31 PM »
You fools! ;)

I got mine today.
I at least know, where the first 4 connectors will go. I built a new storage for my sleeping bags and this needs the connectors for a possible break down in between.

Other than that, I‘ll join the inspiration waiting list... [emoji51]

Offline neilc

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Re: Connector Set
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2018, 06:02 PM »
Went to the roadshow in Chicago last week and saw the connector kit demonstrated.  It's much less intimidating than that box of connectors would lead you to believe.  I'm debating it!  Definitely a nice option on some projects where you either have trouble clamping or a need to disassemble.

Offline grobkuschelig

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Re: Connector Set
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2018, 06:11 PM »
I checked the math, was definitely cheaper to get the set, than to get a DF700 with the corresponding set. ;)

So it was an easy choice.

I went straight for the set, just to have the drill and everything ready. I’ve learned that I will always come across projects where these ingenious solutions come in handy and like to be prepared. [emoji41]

Offline Gregor

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Re: Connector Set
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2018, 05:34 AM »
Still waiting on delivery  [crying]

Online ben_r_

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Re: Connector Set
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2018, 12:37 PM »
These days I know myself better and I skip products like this until I absolutely know I need or am actually going to use them.
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Offline RussellS

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Re: Connector Set
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2018, 01:09 PM »
These days I know myself better and I skip products like this until I absolutely know I need or am actually going to use them.

Agree.  In the USA I doubt it would take more than three or four days to have them shipped to you anywhere.  If you can't find something else to do for three or four days then you must be one busy MoFo.  And making so much money you can't even find time to deposit the money in the bank so the dollars just collect in a pile on the floor.  Terrible.

Offline grobkuschelig

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Re: Connector Set
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2018, 01:45 PM »
I found that I have been heavily using the Domino since I got it and I have a list of projects for the Connectors as well. Biggest problems is to find the time to actually do the projects. [emoji58]

Offline Birdhunter

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Re: Connector Set
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2018, 05:07 PM »
I would be very interested in what people build with these connectors.

The bed I built with the 700 connectors was a classic application. It didn't require a lot of imagination.
Birdhunter

Offline Gjarman12

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Re: Connector Set
« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2018, 05:10 PM »
Does anyone know the strength of these? I don't mean actual force or torque values, but are they strong enough to build a bed? The festool website lists the 700 connectors benefits as stability (https://www.festoolusa.com/company/news/domino-connector) and includes the word strength, but the 500 doesn't list anything along those lines (https://www.festoolcanada.com/power-tools/connectors).

Offline pettyconstruction

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Re: Connector Set
« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2018, 07:36 PM »
I am going to build a sys-port with them,do a rabbit and a corresponding  tongue instead of a slide.
Waiting on time and the connectors set.
Charlie


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Offline Peter Halle

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Re: Connector Set
« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2018, 07:48 PM »
I got my set Monday.  I plan to experiment for the first time to build a base cabinet for a tool (another manufacturer) that I got last week.  Why would I bother to use the connectors for a base cabinet?  The requirement in my household is that I need to hide all the materials used for this other thing.  My wife has been extremely patient over the years - heck, she had hundreds of systainers in the house next to the Christmas tree one year - but this tool is here for the duration so he has had to reign me in.  The use of the connectors will ALLOW ME TO EXPAND when she isn't looking.

Peter

Offline Birdhunter

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Re: Connector Set
« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2018, 05:37 AM »
 
If I remember correctly, the king bed I built used one 700 connector and one 14mm tenon per joint. That was pretty solid. The bed is still tight after over 6 months of use. This bed serves as a trampoline for a very active 2 year old boy.

My gut feel is the 500 connectors are too small for a joint that will have to endure years of dynamic stress.

An option for the 500 might be to use 2 wood tenons and one of the new connectors. I’d find a way to pin the wood tenons, perhaps, with wood screws once the two frame pieces were drawn together. I’d use the biggest tenons the Domino 500 can do.

Birdhunter