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Joints done with a TS75 in Merbau

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Project by Rob posted 08-26-2007 12:07 PM 1593 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sorry, I had to start another thread to add the pictures relatinmg to the Birdseye Huon table.
I’ve added a pic of the 4mm cutter versus Domino for dado routing. The Domi cut is the wider cut.

Regards,

Rob

-- http://www.damnfinefurniture.com





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Atelierwoodworks

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#1 posted 08-26-2007 09:51 PM

So, the TS75 is the large plunge cut saw, right?
If I understand, the dado on the left is cut with the TS75 and the one on the right is cut using a domino…............interesting. I have a TS55 and a domino. Never would have considered the domino for this.
Giving me ideas…

-- Atelierwoodworks Vaud Switzerland

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Rob

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#2 posted 08-26-2007 10:37 PM

James,
The TS75 is the larger Plunge saw and I bought it because most of my projects involve thicker timber rather than panels. I also don’t have to move it from site to site, so the extra weight is not a problem In fact, I believe it helps prevent irregular cutting and saw marks on the cut face.
The picture of the two dadoes is a comparison of the Domino 5mm cut against a 4mm dado made with a slot cutter on a router table. There’s no reason the TS saws can’t do the same. Please note that it is possible to do a ride up pass with the domino to clear any irregularities left fro your first pass. My first thought nowadays when making joints, is how can I do it with the Domino. Fast, accurate and flexible. I know someone who actually made dovetails using a Domino and bandsaw. makes sens e when you consider the Domino cutteres are effectively spiral upcuts.

I now own a Festool Kapex 120 SCMS and am going to use it today with the Domino to produce some trays. I’ll post these as projects when they are finished.

Regards,

Rob

Regards

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Atelierwoodworks

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#3 posted 08-27-2007 10:22 PM

Thanks for the feedback and setting me straight, nice work. Checked out your web site. I just love this stuff, I’ve been to some big consignment store here, they had some beautiful reclaimed beams, cost an arm and a leg, outside my domain.
I’ve seen the Kapex demos, like it. I would love if they made a table saw, I would go in debt to get it. I Know they have a system to flip routers and the TS75 on a table system but it is not the same as a dedicated table saw.

-- Atelierwoodworks Vaud Switzerland

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#4 posted 08-31-2007 04:17 PM

Wow! That did a great job! How do you like that Kapex, Rob? I’ve coveted one of those!

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Rob

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#5 posted 08-31-2007 10:40 PM

mot,
Still early days, but the cuts are sooo precise and the lasers help considerably when cutting compound mitres for fine finishing. I have only used the standard blade so far, it scares me to think what the fine blade will do.
Also, having a speed adjustment means you can do some stuff like trimming along the grain without ripping your arm or hand off. It’s a very powerful saw!

Regards,

Rob

-- http://www.damnfinefurniture.com

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