Great box Chet.
How did you prep the wenge to not absolutely blow out to all hell running those box joints?
I've still got a few pieces in the smaller scrap bin but don't use it because of how terrible i remember it was to work.
Yes, do it, worth it fully.
I think all the bits are not needed. 5, 8& 10 have done me perfectly
With that said, I don't think a crap ton of Domino's you may not need in the box is a waste.
I buy Domino's. Not worth my time to make since I don't need non normal size ones really at all. I build with the joinery in mind.
Usually when refinishing, the wood itself is not holding enough moisture to effect any refinishing stains or top coats. The problem is usually with the chemical stripper. After chemically and scraping the old finish off, the surfaces should be cleaned using denatured alcohol or mineral sprites. I’m not sure what the minimum wait time is but I will let it sit for a week before finish sanding and applying the finish coats. I don’t have a favorite stripper just whatever the big box store has.
I have the 500 and love using it on pretty much every project. I have the set with the 4, 5, 6, 8, and 10 cutters and dominos. I've used all the sizes, but mostly the 6 and 8, since most of the pieces I've worked with are 7/8" or 1". The 4mm came in handy for some 1/2" slats, though.
I recently made my own dominos because I wanted very wide ones I could put a dowel through for attaching a breadboard end. Other than that, though, I buy the beech dominos. I have not tried the new connectors.
The domino has become a standard step in my workflow.