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Offline Wasteofspace

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Wizards to make dovetail joints
« on: October 09, 2012, 12:57:20 AM »
I sent an email to Scott Nichols of Newfangled Solutions asking if he had or intended to have a wizard for cutting dovetails.
He replied that at present they don't have anything like that, but if I were to put a request here and see if anybody else was interested in it then he would consider it.

It would be really nice to have a wizard that would automatically space the dovetails and write the code for you. It would save a lot of time and I myself would certainly then purchase a licensed copy of the NFW.

May I therefore urge all you woodworkers to ask Scott to make this wizard and save all our collective sanitys

Bob Willson
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Re: Wizards to make dovetail joints
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2012, 07:37:55 AM »
Yes!, I would like that!

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Re: Wizards to make dovetail joints
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2012, 08:06:08 AM »
Tell me how you setup a router to do dovetails? I see how to do the 'socket' part but not the pin part.

I am now writing the wizards for V4 and would consider other functions.

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Re: Wizards to make dovetail joints
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Re: Wizards to make dovetail joints
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2012, 08:48:46 AM »
Sorry, I don't understand the question.
Half the joint is made with a dovetail cutter and the other half with a straight end mill.
Look at this for an idea of how complex it can be.
http://www.vectric.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=5811
That is why we need a wizard.

Bob Willson

Tell me how you setup a router to do dovetails? I see how to do the 'socket' part but not the pin part.

I am now writing the wizards for V4 and would consider other functions.
Jeremy Robert (Bob) Willson

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Re: Wizards to make dovetail joints
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2012, 09:33:12 AM »
Ron, I have seen some of the guys cut holes through their table and others have enough travel to do it on the end.  They will clamp the board in so the length is running parallel with the cutter.  I like the tapered pins and sockets.

Brett
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Re: Wizards to make dovetail joints
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2012, 09:40:38 AM »
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Re: Wizards to make dovetail joints
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2012, 09:46:29 AM »
Yup, a right angle plate would work too.  Can you post the pictures here?  Can't see those unless your a registered member.

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Re: Wizards to make dovetail joints
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2012, 09:51:55 AM »
Russ the roaming reference library.................. you have a memory like an elephant.  :)  Impressed.

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Re: Wizards to make dovetail joints
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2012, 09:53:09 AM »
Pictures from the woodworkers forum
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