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Old 03-06-2009, 05:22 PM   #1
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Had to do a job on an old masonry cottage, heritage listed (protection) etc. Walls & jambs were not the best, so I took the time to Domino all the mitres so the casing would be stable in this less than perfect situation. It worked well, & the joints held up perfectly during the masonry fixing (rotary hammer, plugs & screws) process. The domino's also held the profile nice & flat even when the walls & jambs were not. After setup & a little fiddling to get the dowels in the right place, time to mill & fix dowels in place was 6 minutes / mitre. Two months later, the joints are still perfect, so I think it was worth the extra time.
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Old 03-06-2009, 05:35 PM   #2
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WHERE DID YOU GET THAT CASING?!!!!! I need it for a current job

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WHERE DID YOU GET THAT CASING?!!!!! I need it for a current job
Ummmmm....did you notice my location....
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Actually, its I dont have it displayed, do I ? Australia.
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I have used biscuits on window sills where they joined together in an inside corner.I would think anytime a super strong joint is desired the extra time is worth it...JMHO.
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very nice, and good thinking .

i usually do the same with a biscuit,but i have my eye on the domino

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Matt compliments first class attention to detail,quality will out.The profile looks like a cross between toris and lambs tongue what do you call it there?
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The Domino is a fantastic tool.

I have assembled several casings with them and I do believe you could hang on the legs, the trim would break before the joint.
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Matt compliments first class attention to detail,quality will out.The profile looks like a cross between toris and lambs tongue what do you call it there?
Thanks Billy. What it's called here depends on what each manufacturer wants to call it, unless its a very typical profile. This one is made by these people; http://www.heritageprofiles.com.au/i...ings/index.htm , they call it Eltham.
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Matt compliments first class attention to detail,quality will out.The profile looks like a cross between toris and lambs tongue what do you call it there?

Called ogee in the UK
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Had to do a job on an old masonry cottage, heritage listed (protection) etc. Walls & jambs were not the best, so I took the time to Domino all the mitres so the casing would be stable in this less than perfect situation. It worked well, & the joints held up perfectly during the masonry fixing (rotary hammer, plugs & screws) process. The domino's also held the profile nice & flat even when the walls & jambs were not. After setup & a little fiddling to get the dowels in the right place, time to mill & fix dowels in place was 6 minutes / mitre. Two months later, the joints are still perfect, so I think it was worth the extra time.
Looks good, but why did you use finger jointed casing?
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I am going to buy a Domino today - found a great deal on craigslist of all places. Very excited about it. Using it on casing is obviously a great idea. Biscuits don't really work for that - you can never get the joint exactly flush.
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Looks good, but why did you use finger jointed casing?
It's a paint grade finish & finger jointed material is considered superior to Maximum Dust Fibres...(MDF) crap. We use Radiata pine for everything here & the finger jointing process makes it a very stable product. There was time when you could get mouldings in solid pine, but I think it fell by the wayside due to the instability of the material. It just move around too much, & its no fun doing finish work wrestling with warped timber. Once the finger jointed stuff appeared, nobody used it anymore. Stain grade work is another story, & there's a few timbers that are used for that, but there's not a lot of call for it with current trends in fashion, everything is painted. I think you guys have a lot more choice in high quality stain grade timbers.
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I am going to buy a Domino today - found a great deal on craigslist of all places. Very excited about it. Using it on casing is obviously a great idea. Biscuits don't really work for that - you can never get the joint exactly flush.
Your going to be in love!! Get the kit box of domino dowels as well. Over here we can also get the same kit box, but in hardwood dowellsl. I use them for external stuff & would recommend you get those as well if your likely to do outside stuff.
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It's a paint grade finish & finger jointed material is considered superior to Maximum Dust Fibres...(MDF) crap. We use Radiata pine for everything here & the finger jointing process makes it a very stable product. There was time when you could get mouldings in solid pine, but I think it fell by the wayside due to the instability of the material. It just move around too much, & its no fun doing finish work wrestling with warped timber. Once the finger jointed stuff appeared, nobody used it anymore. Stain grade work is another story, & there's a few timbers that are used for that, but there's not a lot of call for it with current trends in fashion, everything is painted. I think you guys have a lot more choice in high quality stain grade timbers.
I use solid Poplar for paint grade, I would never use finger jointed, I don't even like pine for painted trim work.
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I use solid Poplar for paint grade, I would never use finger jointed, I don't even like pine for painted trim work.
Matt might have a problem finding poplar in Australia.
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Matt might have a problem finding poplar in Australia.
I am sure a boat goes there once in awhile and he could have some poplar brought in.
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I am sure a boat goes there once in awhile and he could have some poplar brought in.
Well if he decides he wants some "poplar" he should know that it is really not a poplar at all, though it is called Yellow "poplar" or Tulip "poplar." If he gets an actual poplar (cottonwood, aspen, etc.) he would be disappointed. Just specifiy "Liriodendron tulipifera."

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Bass what is the Latin name for a piece of Didgrow I think it's a sub species of Oakus pokus.

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