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lumberjack_jeff Wed 01 December 2010 17:00

Plug Tails (instead of dovetails)
 
Dovetails more trouble than they're worth?

This isn't a new idea, it's been done before, but not with a CNC router as far as I know. These were cut with a 1/4" straight bit. The "pins" side was cut with the panel held vertically at the end of the table.

The biggest challenge is registering zero in precisely the right location.

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y58...ails/001-9.jpg
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y58...ails/002-4.jpg
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y58...ails/003-9.jpg
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y58...ails/006-3.jpg

Regnar Wed 01 December 2010 19:29

Jeff the joint looks good. When you have access to the side like your doing the imagination can run wild.
http://dailypoetics.typepad.com/dail...ints_foto4.jpg

Now for dovetails have a look at this thread starting at post 9. http://www.mechmate.com/forums/showthread.php?t=477

lumberjack_jeff Thu 02 December 2010 17:32

I guess there's nothing new under the sun. The joint above is called a "pin and scallop" or "Knapp" joint.

It was invented by Charles Knapp in 1867.

http://www.antiqueweb.com/articles/a..._dovetail.html

Regnar Thu 02 December 2010 18:00

Jeff just to give you some more inspiration.

http://www.ptreeusa.com/Peach%20Grap...mplate_170.jpg
http://www.ptreeusa.com/Peach%20Grap...20template.jpg
http://www.ptreeusa.com/Peach%20Grap...20template.jpg
http://www.ptreeusa.com/Peach%20Grap...dy%20bears.jpg
http://www.ptreeusa.com/Peach%20Grap...20template.jpg
http://www.ptreeusa.com/Peach%20Grap...rge%20Keys.jpg
http://www.ptreeusa.com/Peach%20Grap...art%20wave.jpg
http://www.ptreeusa.com/Peach%20Grap...20template.jpg

domino11 Thu 02 December 2010 19:34

They did some stuff like this over on the Shopbot forum a while back Here

KenC Thu 02 December 2010 21:47

Nice...


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