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Quarter Size Cherry Quilt Chests #4: Tom's Domino at Work!

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Blog entry by David posted 06-11-2007 01:05 AM 1536 reads 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Cherry Chest Update

Well I got to squeeze in some time out in the shop and work on the cherry chests that are being built for the Annual Quilt Show in Sisters, Oregon. They will be on display at The Clearwater Gallery.

I could not resist the new LumberJock CyberToolShare s feature, so I hopped on the internet late one night and borrowed Tom’s Festool Domino. I used the Domino to assemble the frame and panels into the final box.

The Domino was amazingly quick. So quick, that I made a mistake on the first set of mortises. I did not have my alignment faces clearly marked and I referenced of the wrong face! The photo below shows how I corrected the mistake. I glued a domino in the mortise and cut it off flush. I then re-cut the mortise with the correct alignment. Worked great!

I made a small jig to hold the chest stiles firmly while cutting the mortises with the Domino. A small piece of double sick carpet tape gives just the right holding power.

I cut the joinery on the stiles in less than 30 minutes – not including my mistake and fix!

I am just waiting for the 1/4 cherry plywood to arrive so I can cut the panels. After a little more practice with veneering, I plan on making my own panels with MDF hardboard and some interesting wood species to contrast with the cherry frame.

Well, I guess its time to return the Domino to Tom. Thanks Buddy!

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com



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mot

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#1 posted 06-11-2007 01:08 AM

Nice! I’m glad it worked out for you. I sent you the power cord, but I should have sent the manual. LOL You made good use of the time you had in the shop, that’s for sure!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#2 posted 06-11-2007 01:16 AM

LOL. I’m real dissapointed you did not borrow a chisel from my shop and do it the manly way….

Looking good David.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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oscorner

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#3 posted 06-11-2007 01:23 AM

Great save, David. The project went together nicely. I bet Tom has been sweating bullets waiting to get his Domino back. LOL.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#4 posted 06-11-2007 03:58 PM

You guys are going to cause some confusion….I can see people now…...they’ll be emailing Martin wanting to now where the Cybertool Share button is….lol.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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mot

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#5 posted 06-11-2007 04:08 PM

You’re right Bob. There is a bit of confusion already. We’re just trying to make an already informative and enjoyable enviroment, a little funnier from time to time.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#6 posted 06-11-2007 04:20 PM

I’ve go a question. When I saw you borrow the Domino from Mot I didn’t see you also get the case., because Mot had it in his shop. But I saw the case in David’s shop.

Did I miss something.

LOL

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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MsDebbieP

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#7 posted 06-11-2007 11:07 PM

David, did you put it back? Trying to tease Mot? :D
Karson—the eye for details, as usual!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#8 posted 06-11-2007 11:37 PM

Great work David

Festool in known for long time in Europe but it’s not for amateurs (at list not the poor ones).

I remember that 3 years ago, the carpenter that made the stairs in my house came with a few boxes, one on top of the other, they call it Systainer or so, he had the Circular saw + rail, router, sander and shop-vac.

When I asked “How much all that costs” he replied “Expensive, but it worse every penny”...

So David, whan they said is the delivery day?...I could see that you fall in love with it…

niki

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Bob Babcock

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#9 posted 06-12-2007 12:36 AM

And make it funnier you did…..very entertaining…..and I’m still looking for who borrowed my bandsaw.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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#10 posted 06-12-2007 12:42 AM

David…I think I may have stopped at the Clearwater Gallery a few years back. My wife, daughters, and I we’re in the area for my nieces wedding. She was married on banks of the McKensie River. We took a long ride through the volcanic park and found ourselves in Sisters. Pretty town.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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WayneC

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#11 posted 06-12-2007 12:49 AM

As a side note, I grew up on the McKenzie river. Near the town of Leaburg.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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MsDebbieP

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#12 posted 06-12-2007 01:09 AM

and you won’t believe this.. but I grew up … oh,.. in the same area that I am now. hehee

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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David

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#13 posted 06-12-2007 03:51 AM

The comments are always so fun to read!

Bob – Sisters is a beautiful little town. It is our get-away paradise!

Niki – Guess I would have to say, I did become a bit enamored with the Domino! It is a lot of fun – “Tom’s curse” from borrowing his machine is that I am now having to struggle with the metric system, Eh! Thought you would like that as well Debbie!

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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#14 posted 06-12-2007 05:10 AM

My wife sees this I may have to come out to the Quilt show David. I made her a quilt rack , and dern if she made a quilt to put on it!

Nice job here David.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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WayneC

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#15 posted 06-12-2007 05:12 AM

I’m seriously thinking about driving up to Sisters. May be hard to get away from work. I will have to see how it goes.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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