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Offline paulgordon

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Domino and plywood
« on: October 03, 2007, 10:23 PM »
how does the Domino work with plywood when inserting the dominos into to cut end of plywood?

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Offline bolson

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Re: Domino and plywood
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2007, 12:16 AM »
Works great, especially baltic birch ply.

The only thing to be careful of is to plunge a bit slower as plywood seems to grab the bit more than solid wood.

Offline Michael_Swe

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Re: Domino and plywood
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2007, 05:10 PM »
My toy oven is full of dominos (birch plywood). It worked like a charm.
Toy oven: Oven

I agree with bolson, plywood seems a bit tougher for the domino to penetrate. But it's not a problem at all, just a little different from solid wood.

//Michael

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Re: Domino and plywood
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2007, 05:18 PM »
I don't think I've joined any wood product that wasn't man-made yet!
I think every hole should be plunged at moderate speed.
And now, a bit of poetry.

"Remember the goal is a toleranced hole"
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Re: Domino and plywood
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2007, 11:36 PM »
Eli, after much groaning I forced myself away from the "report to moderator" button. Really bad poetry, please kep it up.  ;D Fred
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Re: Domino and plywood
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2007, 04:24 AM »
I have a whole book of Festool poetry

I will share at the appropriate time my verse and rhyme about a black tailed wasp covered with dust and grime. Of course if you really make me flex I'll show a shot of my caped pex.
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Re: Domino and plywood
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2007, 10:23 AM »
Eli, Eli, Eli,

Not only is the poetry bad but now you have added taunting which is just adding insult to injury. It seems to me that your license as a TRUE Yank may have to be yanked.  :D Fred
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Offline Dave Ronyak

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Re: Domino and plywood
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2007, 12:19 AM »
how does the Domino work with plywood when inserting the dominos into to cut end of plywood?

Paul,

No problem at all with inserting the dominos into the cut ends (parallel to faces of the sheet).  I recently made a couple of cabinets from cheapo 3/4 inch birch plywood using 5mm dominos.  The major issue I encountered was a need to slow down when cutting a mortise through the face veneer to minimize tearout.  But since that damage was covered when the pieces were assembled, no net problems.

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Offline Emmanuel

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Re: Domino and plywood
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2007, 07:35 PM »
I did do one mistake one time. I didn't fully seat one domino on the other piece. 
While gluing up I figure out it would be a good idea to use a mallet to put everything together.
The domino went right through the plywood  :o

Offline Dave Ronyak

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Re: Domino and plywood
« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2007, 02:24 PM »
I made the same mistake - once - while making the shop cabinets.  After that, I decided it was preferable to first insert the dominos into the end grain pieces, then "coax" the sides on with a mallet.  One thing is certain, once you have wetted the 5mm dominos with glue (Titebond in my cases) and begin assembling the joints, be sure to drive them all the way home quickly.  If you stop even for a short period of time without the joints being fully seated into the edges of the plywood box members, you will greatly increase the likelihood of one of them blowing out through the outside face of the members in which the dominos penetrate a face of the plywood sheet.

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