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Offline Joe Church

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Your favourite project with the Domino DF500
« on: December 29, 2015, 06:38 PM »
Cheers to All Festoolingers!

Since my DF500 is new and I am new here - I would highly appreciate if You would share Your best projects with your Domino and enlight us before I start with not the best project in Festool-Hills-Heaven.

Thank you and looking forward seing your BestFestoolProject with Your  DF500

J.C.

« Last Edit: December 29, 2015, 06:40 PM by Joe Church »
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Offline T. Ernsberger

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Re: Your favourite project with the Domino DF500
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2015, 06:46 PM »
One of my favorite things to do with my Domino df500 is putting Dominos in mitered door casings.  It makes a very strong joint that won't open up.  I no longer use my biscuit jointer.  It's a great tool and use it as much as I can with my projects. 

Offline Joe Church

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Re: Your favourite project with the Domino DF500
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2015, 06:53 PM »
Thanks Tyler.

I also truely want to use it as much als I can- not to speak of avoiding any screw where I can
;-)

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Re: Your favourite project with the Domino DF500
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2015, 07:46 PM »

This was a fun project for one of my client. I use the 500 to attach the rafters to the side rails.

Another fun project. I used the 500 to make mortises for the functional louvres on my chicken coop.
Good thread
Rick
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Offline Joe Church

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Re: Your favourite project with the Domino DF500
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2015, 08:04 PM »
Rick. Thank you.

Perfect. I like the variety and also that there is exactly  this Festooling Fun Movie Running in the Head  - is it not?!


J.C.

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Re: Your favourite project with the Domino DF500
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2015, 10:03 PM »
Yes the festooling fun movie is playing, with Van Morrison singing the sound track ;)
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Offline Kevin D.

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Re: Your favourite project with the Domino DF500
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2015, 10:19 PM »
This is one of my favourite creations with the use of Dominos.  I call it "Pegboard a-la-Dominos".
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Offline grbmds

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Re: Your favourite project with the Domino DF500
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2015, 11:05 PM »
Nightstand for my daughter. All Dominos -  no mortise and tenons. The only other joints were dovetails for the drawer box. After this project I would always choose the Domino instead of the time and effort it would take to do mortise and tenon joints.
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Offline Green Koolaide

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Re: Your favourite project with the Domino DF500
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2015, 11:15 PM »
I love that night stand

Fantastic job well done
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Offline Elmar50

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Re: Your favourite project with the Domino DF500
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2015, 12:18 AM »
The DF500 was my first Festool. I needed to do two cabinets with 45 degree sides in an effort to improve egress and maximize storage in our small kitchen. Without that tool it would have been beyond the scope of my practice, as they say. I'd love to get the XL but can't justify it's cost. Traditional mortise and tenon works just as well with the uses I would have for it, although it's not as convenient.

Offline grbmds

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Re: Your favourite project with the Domino DF500
« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2015, 12:19 AM »
@Rob in Vancouver  - Thanks.
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Re: Your favourite project with the Domino DF500
« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2015, 03:26 AM »

Offline Steve-Rice

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Re: Your favourite project with the Domino DF500
« Reply #12 on: December 30, 2015, 08:08 AM »
A couple of my favorite Domino projects are this curved glass top table, which is made from 5 semi-circular sections Dominoed together and my "Z" table.

Offline Brian Livingstone

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Re: Your favourite project with the Domino DF500
« Reply #13 on: December 30, 2015, 08:35 AM »

Hi,

I am a cabinetmaker in Fall River.  The domino makes building strong, square cabinets so easy.  It makes building cabinets like putting Lego together.  I want to domino everything.  This little built in has something like 140 dominos.  Excessive probably, easy yes, each one perfectly cut, absolutely.

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Offline Tayler_mann

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Re: Your favourite project with the Domino DF500
« Reply #14 on: December 30, 2015, 08:36 AM »
I did this bed frame and used the domino for every joint. Believe it or not but there is over 250 dominos in it.

Offline Stoli

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Re: Your favourite project with the Domino DF500
« Reply #15 on: December 30, 2015, 08:50 AM »
Set of 6 cello holders for the local school system.  Bought the domino just for this project.
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Offline deepcreek

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Re: Your favourite project with the Domino DF500
« Reply #16 on: December 30, 2015, 10:38 AM »
Set of 6 bass holders for the local school system.  Bought the domino just for this project.

Nice work but those are Cello's.  Still a cool project.  Wish they had something like that when I played in the symphony.
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Offline Discap

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Re: Your favourite project with the Domino DF500
« Reply #17 on: December 30, 2015, 10:51 AM »
Let's just call it an 8 sided stand. I was able to use the dominos on the tight setting for all the joints. The steel straps are part of the design but also used for clamping the glue up.

Bill

Offline Stoli

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Re: Your favourite project with the Domino DF500
« Reply #18 on: December 30, 2015, 11:37 AM »
Set of 6 bass holders for the local school system.  Bought the domino just for this project.

Nice work but those are Cello's.  Still a cool project.  Wish they had something like that when I played in the symphony.

You are correct. My daughter was given a cello tuned as a bass until she was big enough for a real bass. I corrected the post -- thanks.
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Offline deepcreek

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Re: Your favourite project with the Domino DF500
« Reply #19 on: December 30, 2015, 12:46 PM »
Set of 6 bass holders for the local school system.  Bought the domino just for this project.

Nice work but those are Cello's.  Still a cool project.  Wish they had something like that when I played in the symphony.

You are correct. My daughter was given a cello tuned as a bass until she was big enough for a real bass. I corrected the post -- thanks.

Now you need the Domino XL to make Bass holders!
Joe Adams
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Offline Walk On Wood

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Re: Your favourite project with the Domino DF500
« Reply #20 on: December 30, 2015, 01:53 PM »
This is a 5/8" medallion I'm making for a customers floor using barnwood from their property. Lots of 5mm dominos in there. This pic is pre-glue. Still have to route the center circle out, fill in the outside, and route the 36" outside diameter.
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Offline Jbmccombe

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Re: Your favourite project with the Domino DF500
« Reply #21 on: December 30, 2015, 02:12 PM »
@walkonwood

I love that. Hope you don't mind me steeling it

Offline kixnbux

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Re: Your favourite project with the Domino DF500
« Reply #22 on: December 31, 2015, 10:02 PM »
I'll have to follow this thread!  My domino 500 arrives Monday [emoji2]

Offline SMJoinery

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Re: Your favourite project with the Domino DF500
« Reply #23 on: January 01, 2016, 01:55 AM »
So many to choose from but I think my favourite has to be a large farmhouse style kitchen table. The table is approx 3000mm by 1400mm.
Domino 500 to join the boards, make the apron / legs connection easier, breadboard ends, buttons to connect the top to apron and makes a great middle connection to slide the tops together. We left this unglued to ease dismantle if required.
The domino is such a brilliant tool.

Offline Gixxerjoe04

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Re: Your favourite project with the Domino DF500
« Reply #24 on: January 18, 2016, 03:33 PM »
A couple of my favorite Domino projects are this curved glass top table, which is made from 5 semi-circular sections Dominoed together and my "Z" table.

@Steve-Rice curious how you going about doing the mortises with the angles like that on the Z table?  I can see how doing two mitered edges together, but two different angle like that, no clue how to go about doing that.

Offline Steve-Rice

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Re: Your favourite project with the Domino DF500
« Reply #25 on: January 19, 2016, 11:50 AM »
Gixxerjoe04 - It's not really all that complicated as you are basically just joining two flat surfaces.  For the table top, measure your angle with an angle gauge and copy that angle to your Domino fence. For the table leg,  the trick is just to line up the center of the mortises with each other by using the mortise center line on the side edge of the stationary section of the Domino fence.

I hope this helps,

Steve


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Re: Your favourite project with the Domino DF500
« Reply #26 on: January 19, 2016, 02:08 PM »
I bought my DF 500 over 4 years ago and it has transformed my woodworking. I had to sell my (then) top of the range Lamello in order to raise the funds to buy the Domino and I have not regretted that for one moment. I do accept that some woodworking operations benefit from a biscuit approach but as I do not make kitchen cabinets any more I have not missed it. Within a few months of getting the Domino I sold my morticing machine. Although it worked quite well the making of tenons was a bind.

I have used the DF 500 for all of my workshop benches, Kapex station, castor carriage and more. I have made tables, chairs and picture frames. The difference with the DF 500 is that the joints are quick to set up and quick to make and perfectly strong.

Here are a couple of Domino projects:

The Pedestal Desk:



Side Tables:



A Chair:



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Offline Steve-Rice

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Re: Your favourite project with the Domino DF500
« Reply #27 on: January 20, 2016, 11:25 AM »
Nice work, Peter.

BTW, thanks for all your informative videos.

Steve