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Forum topic by missesalot posted 10-18-2015 07:48 PM 705 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-18-2015 07:48 PM

Hey guys, Would it be feasible to use the Festool Domino to do all the joinery on a Morris Chair? I see several sets of plans around the internet, is there a favorite that folks here at LJ have used successfully?

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#1 posted 10-18-2015 09:39 PM

Misses, yes, absolutely, a Domino can be used for chair joinery. If I made enough chairs to justify the purchase, I would do so in a heart beat. :)

Bob Lang’s plans are good.

-- Art

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#2 posted 10-19-2015 11:07 AM

I don’t question that you can use a Domino for it, but what would you do for the though tenons? I suppose you could make them faux tenons.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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#3 posted 10-19-2015 12:49 PM

Thats what I was wondering. Maybe its dumb to go about it this way, but I’m not looking for a “replica” so to speak. I could do without the look of the through tenons on that particular piece, especially for the room that we want to use it in as its a more contemporary look. I like the look of the through tenons but could see where not having them at all could accomplish a more contemporary look. Could the legss be domino’d into the bottom of the arm rests without having to modify the plans much? please tell me if this is a really stupid idea:-)

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#4 posted 10-19-2015 07:04 PM

If you’re adapting and don’t want through tenons, why not? There will likely be places that you’ll want to double-up on the dominoes for strength. At the leg/arm joints I would adjust the depth of the dominoes to keep from going too deep into the arm.

-- Bob Lang,

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#5 posted 10-19-2015 08:16 PM

Bob, thanks a lot for your replies. That is what I was hoping you’d say. I can’t wait to get the book of plans in the mail.

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