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Offline charlie b

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A "Because It's So Easy With The DOMINO" Project
« on: June 13, 2007, 03:26 AM »
I FINALLY decided to hide the garbage can and recycling bins.  Prior to getting the DOMINO, I would have done the Garbage Cans Surround like I'd do a fence.

BUT - since the DOMINO makes loose tenon mortise and tenon joinery so fast and easy - well I just couldn't
stick with K.I.S.S..  As long as I was going to use "furniture" joinery I might as well updrade from rough cut
fence boards to kiln dried,  quarter sawn  S4S con heart redwood.
 
http://web.hypersurf.com/~charlie2/WallToolCabinet/RightToolCabinet.html

I really have to learn self control - or I'll never get around to making my first "house furniture" piece.

The DOMINO has changed how I approach projects.

charlie b

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Offline Rob McGilp

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Re: A "Because It's So Easy With The DOMINO" Project
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2007, 06:12 AM »
Charlie,
Great job! And I really like Redwood. But I have to ask, is it Raccoon, possum and Coyote (ugly or not) proof? ;D

Regards,

Albert

Offline minimal

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Re: A "Because It's So Easy With The DOMINO" Project
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2007, 10:00 AM »
SIX tenons per face?! Are you sure that's enough? I hope you're using the waterproof Dominos, otherwise the whole thing could just fall apart!  ;)

Very nice project, and I'm happy to know there are people who over-build as much (or more so) as I do!


« Last Edit: June 13, 2007, 10:01 AM by minimal »

Offline minimal

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Re: A "Because It's So Easy With The DOMINO" Project
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2007, 10:03 AM »
OK, my mistake, I just re-read it, only 3 tenons per face (6 per piece). I admire your restraint!  :D

Offline charlie b

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Re: A "Because It's So Easy With The DOMINO" Project - correct url
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2007, 11:24 AM »
My bad.  Posted the WRONG url.  Correct URL is
http://web.hypersurf.com/~charlie2/GarbageSurround/GarbageSurroundTOC.html

(was responding to another thread in another forum on FOG about a wall cabinet.)

I've included full scale illustrations of how to work out the DOMINO settings for the two set backs/reveals merely to show how they can be calculated numerically, without ANY layout lines, in most cases in integer millimeters - no fractions to deal with.

By the time I finish this garbage surround project I should be thinking in DOMINO numeric values.  And THAT is one reason why this is such a revolutionary tool.  It literally changes how you think about joints and tool set ups.  I'm also coming to appreciate the metric system.
Re: Racoon. Opossum, Coyote proof - I'm assuming you mean how to avoid The Splotchies when finishing.
Redwood can be VERY prone to The Splotchies because it is a soft porous wood that often has grain running every which way.  But by selecting quarter sawn boards, splotchiness is greatly reduced, though not always eliminated entirely.  A "spit coat" of dewaxed shellac followed by a very light sanding with 320 grit can greatly reduce The Splotchies.  But when you get a little curly figure in a redwood board, why hide it?

It's also nice to know that I'm not the only one who starts with a simple project and compicates the heck out of it along the way to completing it.  Maybe I should just kiss off KISS.

charlie b


Offline Ned

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Re: A "Because It's So Easy With The DOMINO" Project - correct url
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2007, 11:31 AM »
Re: Racoon. Opossum, Coyote proof - I'm assuming you mean how to avoid The Splotchies when finishing.

I think Albert means critter proof.  That's certainly my question.

Ned

Offline charlie b

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Re: A "Because It's So Easy With The DOMINO" Project
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2007, 02:11 PM »
There are no "critters" permitted here in Silly Cone Valley, center of the Techie Universe.
Besides, the garbage "can" (actually a big plastic flip top thing - on wheels) has been sitting
out for years - with no enclosure at all.    If we did have "critters" they'd have destroyed
this thing years ago.

We do, however, have egrets AND cranes - which seem to think my little fish pond is a
sushi bar, and an expensive one at that (see Price of Koi).  I've had encounters with
bears in Yosemite, Yellowstone and Jackson Hole, but turning a corner on the way to
front door and finding myself looking into the beady eye of a crane - at my eye level -
who is glancing over a very LONG POINTY bill was more startling and scary.

charlie b