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Offline Mrs C

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Domino XL jig
« on: September 24, 2016, 03:40 AM »
Before I reinvent the wheel, has anyone come up with a jig for for the Domino to help with the weight?  Its a brilliant machine, but I struggle when doing lots of repetitive cuts on small bits as it is heavy!  I was thinking along the lines of fixing a bracket to the base plate that can sit in a vice to carry the load and then bring the wood to the machine.

Thoughts?  Thanks


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Offline bobfog

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Re: Domino XL jig
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2016, 03:55 AM »
Probably not the answer you want, however my experience of using both Domino machines tells me that if you're struggling with the weight of the Domino XL and end up finding it heavy it's because you're over supporting the machine, because the workpiece is probably too small and lightweight for the XL to actually be the appropriate tool, and you should switch over to the 500 instead.

So I think the bad news is you've discovered that even if you use the Seneca adapters or even obey the rules of thirds and use the 8mm standard bit on 1" stock, there isn't really a substitute for owning both machines!

Offline Holmz

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Re: Domino XL jig
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2016, 03:58 AM »
What about a bungee cord heading up towards the ceiling or rafters?

Offline T. Ernsberger

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Re: Domino XL jig
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2016, 07:44 AM »
Probably not the answer you want, however my experience of using both Domino machines tells me that if you're struggling with the weight of the Domino XL and end up finding it heavy it's because you're over supporting the machine, because the workpiece is probably too small and lightweight for the XL to actually be the appropriate tool, and you should switch over to the 500 instead.

So I think the bad news is you've discovered that even if you use the Seneca adapters or even obey the rules of thirds and use the 8mm standard bit on 1" stock, there isn't really a substitute for owning both machines!

I agree the 700 is a great machine but for smaller projects the 500 is better suited. I'm personally not a fan of the Seneca adapter and feel each tool is designed for the right job. 

Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: Domino XL jig
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2016, 11:42 AM »

Offline clark_fork

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Re: Domino XL jig
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2016, 11:56 AM »
Before there was the Domino solution, there were biscuit joiners and many jigs were developed for the handling of biscuit joiners.  Few consider a fixed mounting for the Domino, bringing the wood to the Domino but there may be a solution that will work for you.

This is just an example.

 http://www.woodmagazine.com/woodworking-plans/jigs/accurate-alignment-biscuit-joiner-jig

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Offline GarryMartin

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Re: Domino XL jig
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2016, 12:34 PM »
Something like the below seems like it would work well for you...

https://www.instagram.com/p/BKtx799hjkC/

Offline pettyconstruction

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Re: Domino XL jig
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2016, 04:00 PM »
That's slick rt there


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Offline Mrs C

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Re: Domino XL jig
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2016, 04:18 PM »
Fab, thank you folkes