Sep 252012
 
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I had a recent post about using the Festool Domino as an alignment tool when edge-gluing boards.  Here’s another shot of how I use it – this time adding a narrow 2″ border piece.  The long grain edge joint doesn’t need any additional strength, but the dominoes help keep everything aligned as I put on the glue and clamps.

Festool Dominos installed and ready to glue

Festool Dominos installed and ready to glue

Note: The two dominoes spaced closely together are because I’m ripping a leaf off the end of the table at that location (right between them).

When I have narrow pieces to glue-up, I use BowClamps to help distribute clamping pressure.

BowClamps help to distribute pressure evenly

BowClamps help to distribute pressure evenly


Morton is a furniture designer + builder working in Harvard, MA.  He reviews tools for Highland Woodworking on YouTube.  You can also find him on Facebook, Twitter @morton, and his own YouTube channel.

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