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Offline WoodworkTech

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Cabinet Build - Part 1
« on: June 28, 2018, 04:07 PM »
Part 1 if my first real woodworking cabinet build.  Pretty happy with the results.  Learned a lot along the way.  Built using Festool track saw, domino, Kreg K5, and Kreg router table.
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Re: Cabinet Build - Part 1
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2018, 05:35 PM »
Looking good.  Did you find a personal preference between the Domino and the Kreg pocket holes/screws?
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Re: Cabinet Build - Part 1
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2018, 06:57 PM »
Looking good.  Did you find a personal preference between the Domino and the Kreg pocket holes/screws?

For being new to this, I liked both.  Dominos for alignment and pocket screws because of my lack of clamp availability.  Pockets screws just helped speed up the build process.  Just had to take time strategizing where to place the pocket hole where I can hide it.
Festool TS 55 REQ-F-PLUS
Festool OF 1400 EQ-F-PLUS
Festool CT MIDI HEPA
Festool Domino DF 500 Q-PLUS
Festool PRO 5 LTD (ETS 125 REQ)
Festool FS 1400/2 (x2)
Festool FS 1400/2-LR 32 Guide Rail
Festool LR32 Router Hole Drilling Set

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Re: Cabinet Build - Part 1
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2018, 10:31 PM »
looks great for a first go! my only suggestion would be to watch your grain on the panel so they are consistent.
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Re: Cabinet Build - Part 1
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2018, 07:36 AM »
looks great for a first go! my only suggestion would be to watch your grain on the panel so they are consistent.

Thanks for that tip.  Didn’t think of that.  Something to add to my list.
Festool TS 55 REQ-F-PLUS
Festool OF 1400 EQ-F-PLUS
Festool CT MIDI HEPA
Festool Domino DF 500 Q-PLUS
Festool PRO 5 LTD (ETS 125 REQ)
Festool FS 1400/2 (x2)
Festool FS 1400/2-LR 32 Guide Rail
Festool LR32 Router Hole Drilling Set

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Re: Cabinet Build - Part 1
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2018, 09:17 AM »
For being new to this, I liked both.  Dominos for alignment and pocket screws because of my lack of clamp availability.  Pockets screws just helped speed up the build process.  Just had to take time strategizing where to place the pocket hole where I can hide it.

Thanks for sharing your feedback.  I just recently got the DF500 so I've only had experience using my Kreg pocket screws.  The first thing that came to mind with the dominos when I was playing with my DF500 is that everything is hidden - no pocket holes to be hidden.  I completely forgot about the fact that the dominos need to be clamped while the glue dries though.  I guess a combination of dominos and pocket screws is a very good way to go.
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