23 Jul Veritas – the Domino Joinery Table
While the Festool Domino DF 500 is excellent for a wide range of joinery, Lee Valley notes that it can be difficult to register correctly on narrow pieces. With a DF 500 mounted in the Veritas Domino Joinery Table (item 05J1701, $299), the table becomes the reference face for the tool, making it straightforward to do accurate and repeatable joinery for work that can be difficult to handle freehand. The table is an invaluable aid for rapid and accurate rail and stile construction, miter work and narrow frames. It ensures that the mortise is placed precisely in mating locations on either side of the joint.
The slotted Baltic birch laminated top with integral 4″ high base provides a stable and ample clamping surface for workpieces of most sizes, which are easily secured with the included hold-downs. An aluminum fixed fence and a movable guide fence ensure perfect orientation in either a 45° or 90° position. The offset registration gauge allows the fence to be flipped for precise alignment of the mortises, ensuring a seamless joint. User-made guide fences can also be added to secure the workpiece at any angle desired. The two included 6mm shims will center a mortise in the edge of standard 3/4″ or 18mm material.
An optional set of shims (two each of 2mm, 4mm and 8mm) is available separately and can be used alone or in combination to create vertical offsets to meet most project requirements. The table has a substantial working surface of 31-1/2″ × 23-1/4″ and is 31-1/2″ × 31-1/2″ overall with the Domino tool attached.