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mot

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05-17-2007 04:36 AM

Topic tags/keywords: dowelmax domino festool

Hi folks,

I was just headed down to the shop to start working on an auxillary workbench and was just debating joinery methods. During my debate with myself, I thought there might be interest in comparrison of dowelmax and the Festool Domino. I’ve got both down in the shop and can whip up a little podcast comparson of a typical rail and stile joint, as well as edge joining boards. If there is any interest in that, I’m happy to go do it. I’ll probably do it anyway though, but this is the “building anticipation phase” of my pedestrian video productions.

Lemme know.

Oh, and I’m having a great time at Lumberjocks. This is quite a little community and so far as I can tell, missing some of the occasional knucklehead things that seem to plague alot of woodworking sites.

Keeping my fingers crossed!

Tom in Alberta

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


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#1 posted 05-17-2007 04:42 AM

Mot -

Let me be the first to chime in with a “yes” vote. I enjoyed your shop tour and would love to see some more! Also, we can all salivate over the Domino!

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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#2 posted 05-17-2007 04:54 AM

Even after the write up in wood, I’m especially interested.

You already know you’re gonna do it. Now you know we’ll be watching!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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#3 posted 05-17-2007 05:24 AM

Excellent Scott!

Mot we will be watching!

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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#4 posted 05-17-2007 05:39 AM

We’re waiting, and waiting…Take your time….Did I tell you…Yes world be my vote Mot. Again, thanks for sharing your shop tour with us.

Are you an only child? I debate my self all the time. I have always blamed it on the fact that I was an only kid and didn’t have anyone to talk to when I was growing up.

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

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#5 posted 05-17-2007 06:10 AM

hmmm, is that an only child trait there PJ? I’ll have to ask my uncle (long story short, as the youngest of 4, he grew up as an only child)

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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#6 posted 05-17-2007 06:44 AM

Nope, I’m the youngest. I was, however, home alone for 4 years so….. The video is shot and I’m capturing it. It’s going to be another in my lengthening line of unscripted, unedited videos, so if you have any complaints on production quality, send them to /dev/null (*nix joke)

Also, I don’t have a cameraperson, or a tripod so I just put the camera down on things. Many of you may be delighted to know that I am the headless woodworker through most of this production. It should be posted some time tonight, but it’s about 20 minutes long so it may not be until sometime tomorrow as I’ll have to encode it to .wmv…anyway…Stay tuned! (another anticipation building post!)

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

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#7 posted 05-17-2007 07:35 AM

I don’t have any experience with either of the tools so I don’t think I would be much help here. The Domino looks pretty cool though.

-- Steffen - Kirkland, WA

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#8 posted 05-17-2007 09:09 AM

Can’t wait! Og Mot og! (Kid sister type humor…sorry)

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#9 posted 05-17-2007 11:37 AM

First it was the biscuit joiner then the Kreg Pocket Hole jig now it’s the Donino….
“Gee, I have $800 I think I’ll throw it out on the street….oh…I can buy this thing for $800!!!!
...cool…..now what???”

Buy wood instead. We were wood workers before the Domino we’ll still be wood workers without it.

My 2 cents.

-- I've got a bandsaw in my kitchen...

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#10 posted 05-17-2007 03:45 PM

Hey Corndog, spend your money on whatever brings you joy! I was a woodworker before I had a tablesaw too…or a cordless drill…or a bandsaw. I mean really, a jigsaw does that right? Plus you can cut inside cuts with it…now I have to have a bandsaw and a scrollsaw? I suppose I can’t veneer with the jigsaw…Oh wait now? I’m making my own veneer instead of just buying wood? The argument that buy “insert something here” instead is an individual one. Mine goes something like this. “Buy wood too!” Which one of us is correct? I’d say we both are, it’s just that I won’t jump up and critisize you for all those tools you DON’T buy.

Cheers!

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

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#11 posted 05-17-2007 03:47 PM

Yes, I would love to see the comparison. It goes with the latest Wood magazine, where they compared the strength of the various joints made – dowels, biscuits, Dowelmax, and Domino.

It would be great to see an everyday comparison of how to make these joints, which you like better, which is easier, etc.

Great idea Mot.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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#12 posted 05-17-2007 04:12 PM

Count me in as super interested. I’ve been lusting after a Domino, and have seen some of the preview data for the Wood magazine tests and am having trouble believing that they measured anything other than experimental error, but sometime when my life gets back somewhere near normal I’ve got a few projects that’ll want something stronger than a biscuit.

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California, http://www.flutterby.net/User:DanLyke

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#13 posted 05-17-2007 04:49 PM

Corndog, I think that you need to view the Domino in the same ballpark as if you might be in the market for a dedicated mortising machine – in other words, if your production “schedule” dictates it. The pro woodworkers who write about the Dominio describe it as being like a quantum leap in production efficiency. Time is money as they say. It is a balance we all have to walk.

-- John

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#14 posted 05-17-2007 05:06 PM

I notice the Wood magazine article compares each of these joints to a “true” mortise and tenon of 1”. It seems they should have made the M&T the same size as the others to be more comparable. But, it was still the strongest of the joints tested.

All of the joints, except the biscuits, broke the wood before the glue joint failed. The biscuits broke before that would happen. A good commentary on the use of the joints was to use what suits you best.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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#15 posted 05-17-2007 05:34 PM

I’m a yes vote as well. I’m interested, even if other things may come first.

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

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