|Forum topic by endgrainy||posted 03-29-2015 02:06 AM||1604 views||0 times favorited||31 replies|
03-29-2015 02:06 AM
Talk me off the ledge – I’ve just stepped into the world of Green and Black.
I have been woodworking for about 2.5 years now, and am getting comfortable enough with the furniture build process to tackle most basic types of pieces. I use sketchup to design / modify designs, then build starting with rough lumber. At this point I have a fairly complete home shop.
I’ve done several pieces with traditional mortise and tenon joinery. While I enjoy the process of making M&T with my router and tablesaw, my upcoming project list had me a little wary of the sheer volume of joints.
I’m currently working on some built-in bookshelves for my daughters room. Next up is a large outdoor table and seating for the patio. After that (if I’m still upright) is a dining table.
After watching several videos, reading articles and forum posts, I caved and bought the Domino XL. I also bought the adapter from Seneca woodworking to be able to use the Domino 500 bits.
My rationale is this: I have a hectic full time job and don’t get as much shop time as I would like. My primary customer (i.e. Wife) has a demanding time schedule. I truly enjoy all phases of the build… Well maybe not sanding. And I enjoy completing projects. I have a project list a mile long which continues to grow as my skills improve.
The Domino will reportedly allow me to save a ton of time with joinery. I enjoy handcutting dovetails, and have enjoyed traditional M&T. But not sure I enjoy it enough to do the traditional joint 150 times in the upcoming projects. So now I’ve purchased what will be the second most expensive tool in my shop, after my tablesaw… and it only makes mortises for loose tenons. Am I crazy?
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