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Offline Monju123

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Re: Domino Gadget for box building.
« Reply #120 on: August 05, 2010, 04:23 PM »
I made a jig out of hardwood and used the large Festool  knob on its front. After completing the jig, while screwing on the knob. I dropped it. The knob popped in half and the bolt fell out. Moral of the story is that you can open the knob and put in another. A shorter, standard thread bolt if that's what you want.
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Offline meldgaard

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Re: Domino Gadget for box building.
« Reply #121 on: August 13, 2010, 04:29 AM »
Hi Ron

Just received my plate today - Thanks a LOT!

Only FOUR days with UPS from PA to Denmark /Europe !!!
Festool'ic since 1997 ...

Offline RonWen

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Re: Domino Gadget for box building.
« Reply #122 on: August 13, 2010, 06:19 AM »
Hi Ron

Just received my plate today - Thanks a LOT!

Only FOUR days with UPS from PA to Denmark /Europe !!!

You are very welcome.  It's sort of amazing when I look at the number of different countries that I have sent those plates to already.  I hope that you enjoy it very much and it serves you well.

Offline Bob Menefee

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Re: Domino Gadget for box building.
« Reply #123 on: August 21, 2010, 08:48 AM »
Ron

Got my plate the other day looks good. Just got some time to use it. Man that thing is GREAT. Thanks Ron
Thanks, Bob

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Re: Domino Gadget for box building.
« Reply #124 on: August 21, 2010, 09:35 AM »
Thanks for your kind words Bob.

I have a new batch of plates ready if there are others that would like one please send me a private message.

I've had questions on where the best place is to get the knob & attachment screws -- the last I'd heard Festool's customer service was being very helpful, any other better place?

"Here are the part numbers again. I ordered them through Festool's Customer Service Dept., although I did check my local dealer's availability first. You need 2 x 469620 (Clamping screw) and 2x 200911 (O-ring). The big knob is 487554.
I think I paid around $10 for the parts, and it's all well worth it."

Offline lym

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Re: Domino Gadget for box building.
« Reply #125 on: August 22, 2010, 10:36 PM »
finally got a chance to use your plate.  it works great and the domino feels more balanced while using it, which i believe will make for more accurate joinery.  i'm amazed that you managed to make a great tool even better.

Offline stevep

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Re: Domino Gadget for box building.
« Reply #126 on: August 24, 2010, 07:45 AM »
Ron
Thanks for the sole plate - it arrived a few days ago and I used it today for the first time. Every bit as good as I expected, a very nicely machined piece of work.
Steve

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Re: Domino Gadget for box building.
« Reply #127 on: August 24, 2010, 09:35 AM »
Ron
Thanks for the sole plate - it arrived a few days ago and I used it today for the first time. Every bit as good as I expected, a very nicely machined piece of work.
Steve

Wow, I'll have to check but I'm thinking that yours was sent quite a long time ago?  Most countries have been amazingly fast (with a few issues), perhaps they were playing with yours in Customs???  [smile]

EDIT:  I sent it August 9 so that was ~15 days in route.  My local post office tells me that it isn't unusual for packages to set in customs for 2-3 weeks however most of mine have been zipping right through.  At any rate enjoy it & post some picture of your projects.  [wink]
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Re: Domino Gadget for box building.
« Reply #128 on: August 24, 2010, 10:34 AM »

Offline Norseman

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Re: Domino Gadget for box building.
« Reply #129 on: August 24, 2010, 05:26 PM »
Have been lurking this forum for a while now, but now I have to write something  ;)

Got the Domiplate today, and it looks great. Not able to try it out yet since my Domino isn't bought yet.
But very soon  [laughing]

My new Domino arrived today  ;D. The plate have just waited to be testet, and today it happened. Works great, even for a novice like me in my first hour of using this great tool.

Tanks again Ron for making this great addition  :)

Norse

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Re: Domino Gadget for box building.
« Reply #130 on: August 24, 2010, 05:36 PM »
Have been lurking this forum for a while now, but now I have to write something  ;)

Got the Domiplate today, and it looks great. Not able to try it out yet since my Domino isn't bought yet.
But very soon  [laughing]

My new Domino arrived today  ;D. The plate have just waited to be testet, and today it happened. Works great, even for a novice like me in my first hour of using this great tool.

Tanks again Ron for making this great addition  :)

Norse

Just so that we're clear here -- You purchased a new Domino as an add-on attachment for your Domino plate...  [big grin]

(I'm Glad you like it.)

Offline ShiroKuro

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Re: Domino Gadget for box building.
« Reply #131 on: August 25, 2010, 01:09 AM »
PM Sent .... This is awesome, look forward to using this ......
Aloha

Offline Norseman

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Re: Domino Gadget for box building.
« Reply #132 on: August 25, 2010, 04:01 AM »


Just so that we're clear here -- You purchased a new Domino as an add-on attachment for your Domino plate...  [big grin]

(I'm Glad you like it.)

Yes, a great add-on I must say, but a bit expensive  ;D

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Re: Domino Gadget for box building.
« Reply #133 on: August 25, 2010, 05:58 AM »


Just so that we're clear here -- You purchased a new Domino as an add-on attachment for your Domino plate...  [big grin]

(I'm Glad you like it.)

Yes, a great add-on I must say, but a bit expensive  ;D

I must say, your adding the Domino machine certainly makes (my) Domino plate MUCH more useful...  [big grin]

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« Reply #134 on: August 25, 2010, 06:03 AM »
PM Sent .... This is awesome, look forward to using this ......
Aloha

Hello, I don't recognize seeing (receiving) your PM???  Please try again.

EDIT:  OK, I'm guessing you are C.B. in Honolulu??? Your plate will be in the morning mail.  [smile]
« Last Edit: August 25, 2010, 06:28 AM by RonWen »

Offline ShiroKuro

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Re: Domino Gadget for box building.
« Reply #135 on: August 30, 2010, 02:13 AM »
Got my Domino Gadget in the mail the other day ..just in time for a cabinet job I am about to begin  ... This is excellent !!! thanks for taking the time to make this and offer it to rest of us ....
Aloha
CB

Offline RonMiller

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Re: Domino Gadget for box building.
« Reply #136 on: September 02, 2010, 02:02 PM »
From one Ron to another...THANKS. Just got mine today and it looks great.
Ron

Offline Alan m

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« Reply #137 on: September 02, 2010, 02:36 PM »
excuse my ignorange here but anyway.
this has probable been done already

i was wondering if you could post a price list and a list of the festool parts that are required

i will be ordering one in the next week or so.
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Offline RL

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Re: Domino Gadget for box building.
« Reply #138 on: September 02, 2010, 07:26 PM »
From one Ron to another...THANKS. Just got mine today and it looks great.

"One Ron wants one of Ron's domino gadgets."

"Here are the part numbers again. I ordered them through Festool's Customer Service Dept., although I did check my local dealer's availability first. You need 2 x 469620 (Clamping screw) and 2x 200911 (O-ring). The big knob is 487554.

I think I paid around $10 for the parts, and it's all well worth it.

Richard."

Offline atomicmike

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Re: Domino Gadget for box building.
« Reply #139 on: September 03, 2010, 12:03 AM »
"Here are the part numbers again. I ordered them through Festool's Customer Service Dept., although I did check my local dealer's availability first. You need 2 x 469620 (Clamping screw) and 2x 200911 (O-ring). The big knob is 487554.

For those that have used these parts, how are the O-rings placed? I tried putting them on the threaded end of the clamping screws to make them captive to the plate, but that just causes the plate to sit unevenly. Is there some trick I'm missing?

- Mike

Offline Wood_Junkie

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Re: Domino Gadget for box building.
« Reply #140 on: September 03, 2010, 08:59 AM »
You can really mash down tightening them.  You can also take a small round file and create just a little bit of an eased edge around the hole.  Think countersink.
This should give enough room for o-ring to be squashed and expand into. 

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Re: Domino Gadget for box building.
« Reply #141 on: September 03, 2010, 10:09 AM »
"Here are the part numbers again. I ordered them through Festool's Customer Service Dept., although I did check my local dealer's availability first. You need 2 x 469620 (Clamping screw) and 2x 200911 (O-ring). The big knob is 487554.

For those that have used these parts, how are the O-rings placed? I tried putting them on the threaded end of the clamping screws to make them captive to the plate, but that just causes the plate to sit unevenly. Is there some trick I'm missing?

- Mike

I think people's use of the o'rings is just a novelty because the festool plastic parts use this method to keep the screws, etc. in place.  I wouldn't advise using the o'rings since the plate is meant to be flipped over for different wood thickness.  It'll just be frustrating taking the o'rings off and putting them back on and you'll shortly have a torn coil of rubber rather than an o'ring anyway.   Don't use them...

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Re: Domino Gadget for box building.
« Reply #142 on: September 03, 2010, 10:31 AM »
"Here are the part numbers again. I ordered them through Festool's Customer Service Dept., although I did check my local dealer's availability first. You need 2 x 469620 (Clamping screw) and 2x 200911 (O-ring). The big knob is 487554.

For those that have used these parts, how are the O-rings placed? I tried putting them on the threaded end of the clamping screws to make them captive to the plate, but that just causes the plate to sit unevenly. Is there some trick I'm missing?

- Mike

I think people's use of the o'rings is just a novelty because the festool plastic parts use this method to keep the screws, etc. in place.  I wouldn't advise using the o'rings since the plate is meant to be flipped over for different wood thickness.  It'll just be frustrating taking the o'rings off and putting them back on and you'll shortly have a torn coil of rubber rather than an o'ring anyway.   Don't use them...

That was pretty much the conclusion I'd reached on my own in a few minutes of trying things out, but thought maybe I was missing something. Though I did consider buying a second plate and keeping one set up on each side.  [wink]

- Mike

Offline Wood_Junkie

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Re: Domino Gadget for box building.
« Reply #143 on: September 03, 2010, 10:35 AM »
I disagree.  The vast majority of the time I'm using the Domino and this sole plate it is going to be with 3/4" material.  The o-rings keeping the clamping screws in place and ready to go is well worth the $0.68 cost (each), IMO.

Careful removal is not difficult, but even if one does tear, it's a mere $0.68 to get a replacement.  Since I'm generally impatient about those sorts of things, I have 2 spares already on hand.

Offline RL

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« Reply #144 on: September 03, 2010, 10:45 AM »
I use the o-rings to hold the screws in place so that I do not lose them. When I am using the plate I remove them.

Think of them as a storage accessory.

Richard.

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« Reply #145 on: September 03, 2010, 05:04 PM »
I just use common M5 socket head cap screws to attach my plate.  My Domino doesn't travel outside of the shop and I switch sides often so I don't use the o-rings.  If you care to provide some clearance for the o-rings a standard chamfering tool in your drill will work just fine.

I just counted & I have about fifteen (15) plates available from this batch.  If anyone cares to order one send me a private message for details. I can make & sell the sole plates for (EDIT Sept. 5) $38.50 ea.+ $9.50 postage within the U.S. Other countries usually cost $13.95 but please contact me with your location to be sure. 
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Re: Domino Gadget for box building.
« Reply #146 on: September 10, 2010, 09:45 AM »
Ron,
     The plate you sent arrived Wednesday.  Thanks very much.  Looking forward to putting it to good use. 

Willy 
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Re: Domino Gadget for box building.
« Reply #147 on: September 10, 2010, 08:01 PM »
I also received my plate, Ron.

Thanks for the quick shipping.  Have a project this weekend to try it on!

neil

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« Reply #148 on: September 10, 2010, 08:04 PM »
That's great guys, please post after you've used them and let me know how you like them.

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Re: Domino Gadget for box building.
« Reply #149 on: September 20, 2010, 01:01 PM »
I got my plate today Ron! Thank you! I havent had time to look at it yet or try it out I just got it out of the package.


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