Easy Mid-Panel Mortise Set Up | DomStop500 Demo – A Festool Domino Jig | RAB Tools



Get more our of your Festool, or Makita, guide rail! I received some DM’s in regards to our DomStop500™ so I thought I’d make a video on our set up jig. First off…this demo would not be possible without Kirk Frei. I personally do not own a DF500 but he was kind enough to lend me his for this demo. With that being said…if I failed to go over anything in this demo, or you’d like to know more about this set up jig…please leave your comments, or questions, down below. Either Al or myself will respond to you in a timely manner. Thanks for watching.
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How did this jig come about? I had someone reach out to me on Facebook after we released the FS-StoryKit, those little green stops you see in the video, and they wanted to have a jig that would essentially combine 2 of our FS-StoryStops into one. He wanted something that would cradle the Domino. So he gave me the measurements of the face and the rest is history. You could just as easily use the StoryStops like I did in the video but…this didn’t work half bad if I do say so myself.
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I started off by throwing in some of our 12mmDogFences on my MFT to act as a reference of the panel. You could just as easily use dogs but I went this route instead. With the center line of the panel under my guide rail…I pulled a reference mark to the side of the guide rail using my Paolini Pocket rule and a pencil. That’ll be used for positioning the DomStop later on.

Next I slid 2 of our StoryStops and the DomStop into the guide rail and locked them down. It doesn’t matter where they’re locked down now…just as long as you can use the face of the stops to reference the line you drew on your panel when you go to line it up.

With the stops locked down…move the panel so the reference line on it lines up with the face of the stops. Be sure to keep your panel against your supports when you’re doing this too.

With that done…I unlocked all the stops, re-positioned the DomStop so the reference line on it and the guide rail were lined up to each other and locked it in place. I then positioned the domino on one side of the DomStop, moved a StoryStop to the side of the Domino, and locked it down. I then repeated that process on the other side.

Now here’s how this set up looks before I cut the actual mortises into this panel. You can see the face of the stops are in line with our reference mark on our panel…which is exactly what you want to see.

You can see with the stop removed how the face of the domino is flush against the guide rail and this edge here is on our reference line. That’s a reference for where the center of our mortise will go. Looks like it’ll be cut right on that line but…there’s only one way to find out.

Now I wanted to give you a sense of how long this actually took me so after that last row was cut…I flipped this piece over, added those same lines, and without moving the stops I made 12 mortises straight through. It’s not a race but I just wanted to see how quick a novice domino user could accomplish this task.
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Link to our Etsy store
https://www.etsy.com/shop/amanteawoodworks/

Link to DomStop500
https://www.etsy.com/listing/924593732/fs-domstop500-a-locking-domino-stop-that?ref=shop_home_active_8&frs=1&crt=1

RAB Tools used in the video
12mmDogFence
DomStop500
Parts of the FS-StoryKit – StoryStop (10mm version)
6packClampRack – Holding the BESSEY GTR16S6H Table Clamps
DogKennel4 – Holding dogs by guide rail
MultiRackMini – seen when doing the timed part

Link to RAB Tools
https://www.rabtools.com

Link to Mike’s Wood Shop
https://www.youtube.com/user/TheBuddylab

Festool Domino
https://www.ustoolandfastener.com/festool-domino-df-500-q-set-574432/

Festool MFT/3
https://www.ustoolandfastener.com/festool-mft-3-multifunction-table-set-495315/

Woodpeckers® Pocket T-Square Video
https://youtu.be/GzC6PzuYdNo

UJK Guide Pup and Parf Super Dog Video
https://youtu.be/m18pvzdt5Mw
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