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Joints #6: 3WJ Frame Assembled and begining the sanding then oh no

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Blog entry by robscastle posted 11-04-2016 12:16 AM 1860 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 5: 3 Way Joint In the begining Part 6 of Joints series Part 7: 3WJ frame Dowel pins, bracing and shelf »

Well I took everything out of the clamps and it looked good

Leg Joint 1

Leg Joint 2
See below

Leg Joint 3

Leg joint 4

So I commenced sanding the frame overall however right before my eyes Leg No 2 fell off!

Humm looks like EarlS was indeed correct…. and those Dominos are looking better.

The original 3 way joint picture from ChuckM

So back to the jig saw puzzle clamping again

That kinda stopped progress in one foul swoop so while I await the glue to set I begin thinking.

Thoughts were related as to how I can reinforce the frame, as I had come this far now I was not giving up.

So I decided I had better add a tray as a brace and also the addition of triangular pieces in the top as well wouldnt hurt as I needed something to support the seat insert too.

So back into my stash of recycled bits and pieces I go.

PS stuff:- I went looking for a Domino Jointer too but, well all I found was a Festool product. rats, about $1500 AUD.

I wonder does China make a unemployed persons version? I will look again.
Still continuing

-- Regards Rob



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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 11-04-2016 02:07 AM

You will DO IT… I’m sure… Just keep on a kicking it! :)

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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robscastle

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#2 posted 11-04-2016 03:10 AM

Oh yes Joe Kicking it thats the step I missed out on
a Kick here
a kick there
a kick everywhere!! that should do it.
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Wait a minute….................now all the other legs have fallen off !!

-- Regards Rob

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crowie

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#3 posted 11-04-2016 06:06 AM

way too clever for me sir…well done

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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Mark Wilson

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#4 posted 11-04-2016 08:04 AM

How about an ordinary biscuit joiner? Cheap. Does the same thing.

-- Mark

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robscastle

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#5 posted 11-04-2016 08:31 AM

Hello Mark,
Yes my biscuit cutter was my first consideration I assure you, however the problem is I could not figure out how I could replicate the offset required to do the job.
It was not from lack of trying I assure you.

Believe it or not I even tried to utilise my RAD to do the job, problem was again I was plagued with in accurate positioning of the drilling.

So I gave up on the RAD idea and I am now working on a Horizontal boring method, I cannot believe that such a device is not available to amature wood workers.
Meaning a low budget modification even for a corded drill if necessary.

-- Regards Rob

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EarlS

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#6 posted 11-07-2016 12:30 AM

Rather than have to drop serious cash on a domino, how about using a hand router with a 1/8 bit and a template to get the necessary offset? There has to be a way to get the precision and then get the clamping force applied to the right places.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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Joe Lyddon

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#7 posted 11-07-2016 07:32 PM

I think Stumpy Nubs has come up with a Domino work alike… (??)

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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