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Forum topic by Rick M. posted 02-05-2013 09:56 AM 4392 views 18 times favorited 24 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-05-2013 09:56 AM

Topic tags/keywords: festool domino diy mortise mortising bosch router jig video

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#1 posted 02-05-2013 04:54 PM

thats really slick!

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#2 posted 02-05-2013 05:13 PM

Nice!

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#3 posted 02-05-2013 05:37 PM

Looks like he explains this hand motions but I didn’t quite get it… it leaves a V shaped mortise, is that going to effect the strength?

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#4 posted 02-05-2013 05:39 PM

very cool

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#5 posted 02-05-2013 06:30 PM

it doesent leave a v shaped mortise. the head of the machine it angled but the entry path is straight so it cuts a straight path on both sides then it is moved from side to side to clean the remaining material out. Like I said “slick”

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#6 posted 02-05-2013 06:40 PM

Very cool. This is a great example of why this website is so popular. That is an ingenious jig and inventor.

-- Julian

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#7 posted 02-05-2013 06:49 PM

I see, it does waggle but does so while cutting so the resulting mortise is straight sided.

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#8 posted 02-05-2013 08:00 PM

Good idea

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#9 posted 02-05-2013 08:08 PM

Rick I think you were correct.

If you look at the rear of the machine you can see the angle that it enters the wood at. The opening of the mortise is the correct size, but then left and right cuts “V” out from there. Just my personal observation.

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#10 posted 02-05-2013 08:21 PM

I reckon the major engineering difference with the
Domino is the Domino has some sort of cam and gear
system to waggle the cutter back and forth as you
plunge.

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#11 posted 02-05-2013 08:25 PM

Pfft…freaking awesome! Where do I sign up to get the plans for this badboy? My pantorouter is practically complete (this evening), looks simpler to build than the panto that’s for sure.

Sure some will comlpain about wiggling the router, think it’s great, especially with the overpriced festool.

As for this pupply, guess one would have to make their own silly dominoes unless you mortised a similar size to the bulk sizes out there already.

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#12 posted 02-05-2013 08:32 PM

amazing. thanks for sharing.

-- Joel

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#13 posted 02-05-2013 08:34 PM

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#14 posted 02-05-2013 08:43 PM

grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr…can’t access the instwood.com website, Federal blocks the term “wood” ...yet lumberjocks site is allowed, lol.

Thanks for sharing Mike and Loren thanks for sharing the plans. That router used in the vids is actually the same Lowe’s carries I think, and it’s on my short list of tools needed for small routing jobs.

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#15 posted 02-05-2013 11:42 PM

That is pretty darn neat and simple!!!

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