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Festool Tool Problems / Re: Kapex dies again
« Last post by rizzoa13 on Yesterday at 07:22 AM »
Is that a Canada thing?
General Friendly Chat / Re: What happened to Half-Inch shy?
« Last post by Sparktrician on Yesterday at 07:18 AM »
Paul-Marcel got interested in circus acrobatics and stepped away from woodworking.  I miss him, too.
Other Tools & Accessories / Re: Makita or Rikon lunchbox planers
« Last post by Mikeoutrage on Yesterday at 06:32 AM »
I know this is off topic but I was wondering why my new to me shelix head produces ripples across the lumber? I love the smoothness of the cut with grain just not across. Thanks for your time.
Festool Tool Problems / Re: Kapex dies again
« Last post by alice on Yesterday at 06:31 AM »
After all my ranting yesterday I settled down and phoned Festool Canada service. Talked to Dominic in service and pointed out that my motor has a 5 year warranty so I’m still covered. Sending in today. I am still without a saw for a week on a major job with deadlines. Thumbs up to Dominic he is a very patient man dealing with me. Will post again when saw comes back.
Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: Front entrance door
« Last post by Birdhunter on Yesterday at 05:39 AM »
This problem is outside my experience base, but I have done double stacked Dominos with my 500 before I bought my 700. I had to be ultra precise to get the pieces to go together. Just a tiny bit off and the pieces don’t mesh.

The good thing about Dominos is that you can cover up a mistake by glueing a Domino in the mortise and then saw it off flush. Then, recut.
General Friendly Chat / What happened to Half-Inch shy?
« Last post by oradba69 on Yesterday at 04:17 AM »
Really enjoyed Paul's videos, but it has been a while since he uploaded any.
Festool Tool Problems / Re: Kapex dies again
« Last post by Kevin D. on Yesterday at 03:33 AM »
Contact Festool.

They know this is a prob with some models issued during certain time frames, they just won't say it out loud.

But if you abused the crap out of it...I'm not sure what may entail.
Four of the first seven tools I ordered that when I got into Festool back in 2009 were recons and have served me well over the years, although I'm not an everyday trades person, but have used them well in those years since.

No idea if their recons are that well traded/done towards today.  Some back then were varying degrees of discounts.  Ten to 30% depending on their qualifying estimations of wear and tear at Festool themselves.  I'm still quite happy to this day with those items/tools.

I feel I lucked out as here in Canada, nobody does recon offerings on Festool for quite a few years now.  I did speak to a few of what was actual Festool USA staff at the the Roadshow a month ago here in Toronto, and was told that they will have a recon type sale here in Canada in July sometime, or at least at that time was their expected date for it,
Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: TS 55 Reliability/Quality Problem
« Last post by Cheese on Yesterday at 02:49 AM »
You may not be able to imagine it, but it would work.  Using only 400 or 600 grit sandpaper would "Eventually" smooth down any piece of wood.  It might take hours instead of minutes using 40, 80, 120, 220, 400 grit.  But it would work eventually.  Kind of like using the 80 tooth crosscut blade to rip.  It will work if you go "Real" slow.  But better to just switch to a rip blade.

You’re right I can’t imagine it.

However, let’s get past this “eventually” thing and just agree to swap out saw blades and be done with it.
I'm building a front entrance door approx 80" x 36" and 1 11/16" thick (about 43mm).  Door will have two 5.25" stiles and three rails: 8" 9" and 10". (two additional interior stiles and panels, but let's ignore that for this discussion).

I'm considering two different jointry scenarios to connect stiles to rails:

A) Double stacking 8mm.  So from top to bottom of the 44mm material:  9mm wood, 8mm domino, 8mm wood, 8mm domino, 10mm wood for a total of 43mm thickness. 

B) Single 14mm domino; 14mm wood, 14mm domino, 15mm wood. 

Scenario A comports with a posting from Greg Portland on 11/8/12, "Festool recommends no more than 1/3 the thickness of the wood for a single tenon. For stacked tenons, they recommend at least 1 domino thickness between tenons and to the edge of the wood. For side by side tenons they recommend at least 2 tenon thicknesses of spacing."

Both scenario A and B approximate the tenon comprising 1/3 of the thickness of the wood.

I'll figure out spacing between dominos.

Each domino would be 140mm long, so each mortice would be 70mm.

The wood I'm using was sold to me by a very reputable lumber dealer as "genuine mahogany."


Which joinitry scenario is better?  It seems to me that scenario A would provide better dimensional stability, but mahogany is supposed to be very stable.

Going with scenario A adds complexity with the double stacking getting everything to fit properly. 

Scenario B would be easier and faster.

Are there advantages to scenario A that would outweigh the complexity and time involved of A over the ease and speed of B?

Thoughts and comments would be most appreciated.

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