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Dovetail Wizard
« on: July 05, 2013, 07:03:42 PM »
Does anyone use the Dovetail Wizard by Alan Wagner?  It look like it works, but the demo version has the stock going front to back, I need it to go left to right.  I just purchased the license from Alan Wagner which was suppose to remove all restrictions but I can see no difference in the wizard other than my name being on the top.  The licensed copy is suppose to have a rotate item so you can change which way you have your stock, but I don't see it in my licensed copy.
If nothing else does anyone know how to reach Alan Wagner, I would like to talk to him.

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Brian in Kentucky

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Re: Dovetail Wizard
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2013, 07:10:55 PM »
His website lists a "Rotate" option under Part layout? Never used the wizard, though.
Gerry

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Re: Dovetail Wizard
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2013, 07:19:50 PM »
Thanks Gerry,  I just found it, on the Cut Setup page you must hit the Advanced button, then on the next screen Part Layout you can do a Rotate.  I'm going to try this wizard out in the next few days, I'll let you know how it works

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Re: Dovetail Wizard
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2013, 07:55:51 PM »
I've heard it works well.
I'm currently writing a standalone dovetail tool that should give a much wider variety of dovetails (and other joints).
It'll probably be at least 6 more months, but here's a video of my first test cuts with it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDmBcpON3Zo
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http://www.thecncwoodworker.com/2010.html

JointCAM Dovetail and Box Joint software
http://www.g-forcecnc.com/jointcam.html
Re: Dovetail Wizard
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2013, 09:07:44 PM »
The first test cuts  of your stand alone dovetail tool look great, I wish it was ready now...
I'm new to cnc routing, I just built a 50 x 50 Kronos Robotics and it is working really great.  I'm going to order your 2010 Screenset soon.  Does the XBox 360 Controller work with your Screenset?  Please let me know.

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Re: Dovetail Wizard
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2013, 12:29:51 AM »
Excellent Job Ger

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Re: Dovetail Wizard
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2013, 09:19:01 AM »
I second that, good job Gerry!  :)  I have used the Leigh dovetail jig in the past and as good as it is, its still quite the pain.  Nothing like entering a few variables and making sawdust to be sure.  By the time you buy a good jig and dedicate a router to the job not to mention the time........ your way is much better.

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Dovetail Wizard Follow-up
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2013, 07:41:51 AM »
In an earlier post I said I was going to try the Dovetail Wizard from Alan Wagner, well I've tried it and can say that it works great.  Lots of additional adjustments to make the dovetails fit as they should.  I used a 1/2" - 14 degree cutter in 5/8" thick maple drawer stock with a 1/4" bottom slot.  The dovetails were centered in the stock and look good.  The only problem is support, I had a question and sent an email to Alan Wagner and did not get a response, however, I was able to solve the question on my own after a little experimenting.  Overall I think that the wizard is worth the money, it's a lot easier than doing them in a dovetail jig with a hand held router.