How to mill exposed tenons for drawers with a Domino Joiner

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Project by ChuckM posted 03-05-2021 01:04 AM 761 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A dovetail alignment jig is used to transfer tails to pins in hand-cut dovetails. The same jig can be used to make dominoed drawers. Here are the basic steps:

1 – Secure mating boards to jig (for 6mm dominoes, set depth to 28mm for 3/4” stock)—pretend no mortises in the image
2 – Plunge to mortise in tight setting
3 – Remove side; reset depth to 20mm and mortise face board (endgrain) again
4 – Dry fit
5 – Glue, clamp and check for square
6 – Six new jigs (bases) are ready. Fences will be added.

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#1 posted 03-05-2021 10:44 AM


Never thought of exposed dominos cool idea. Now Festool will have to sell dominos in walnut, bloodwood etc.!

I am not sure how your jig works. A video would be very helpful.

good idea and thanks for posting

-- Petey

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#2 posted 03-05-2021 04:11 PM


Sipo tenons work for lighter wood. Some make their own tenons.

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