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Old Sat 22 December 2012, 13:19
ger21
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Detroit, MI
United States of America
Dovetails and other joints

I'm working on a little app to generate g-code for woodworking joints.
Interest? Feedback? Suggestions? - All welcome.

Happy Holidays,

Gerry
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Old Sat 22 December 2012, 15:13
darren salyer
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Wentzville mo
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This is very interesting to me.
I could see a dedicated fixture on one end of the machine for drawer sides.
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Old Sat 22 December 2012, 15:22
alan254
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mystic ct
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very usable

al
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Old Sat 22 December 2012, 15:31
sailfl
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Winter Park, FL
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Gerry,

Excellent. Will you be able to do these on the table and not on the end? Will you be able to add different bits?

Did you need any beta testers?
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Old Sat 22 December 2012, 15:42
Alan_c
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Grabouw (Western Cape)
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Yes, very interested!
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Old Sat 22 December 2012, 15:49
darren salyer
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Wentzville mo
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I'll second Nils question about Beta testers.
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Old Sat 22 December 2012, 17:43
ger21
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Detroit, MI
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At least one of the boards will need to be mounted vertically for half blind dovetails. For some of the other joints, both will need to be held vertically.

You'll be able to use any size dovetail bits. (Any angle, too) The app will have it's own tool table to hold your bit info. Once entered, you'll be able to select them from the table.


I'm quite a long way from needing beta testers, but I'll keep you guys in mind.
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Old Sat 22 December 2012, 22:30
Regnar
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Mobile, Alabama
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Ger looks like you have it set up to do regular dovetails. Just wondering if you are going to have the option to do symmetrical and asymmetrical dovetails as well.

Now if you can to some of those fancy joints that MLCS sells ...........

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Old Sun 23 December 2012, 02:50
sailfl
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Winter Park, FL
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Russell,

I like the Dog Bone and the Hearts.
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Old Sun 23 December 2012, 03:58
Surfcnc
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Queensland
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Hi Ger

If it is anything like your screenset, this should be an instant hit.

Regards
Ross
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Old Sun 23 December 2012, 04:23
Khalid
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Sadiqabad
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Incredible Gerry.. You are incredible...
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Old Sun 23 December 2012, 04:35
MetalHead
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Columbiana AL
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This is cool !!!
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Old Sun 23 December 2012, 05:40
alan254
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mystic ct
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Hi ger,

I will also be pleased to do some testing for you.

Al
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Old Sun 23 December 2012, 06:29
Robert M
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Gerry, when is this "anticipated or hoped for" to be available. Simply curious.....NAAA...VERY curious....
Robert
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Old Sun 23 December 2012, 06:33
ger21
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Detroit, MI
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Russel,
By symmetrical, do you mean varying sized dovetails mirrored about the center?
I do plan to do that. I have to add another tab for the more complex half blind dovetails.
My plan is to have a list of entry boxes to specify the size and position of each tail, and whether they are mirrored top to bottom or not. It's the only way I can see to do it.

And I am considering some of the "fancy" joints as well.

Just thinking right now, I may have two versions. A basic one with only the joints shown in the sample pic I posted, and an advanced version with those plus the more complex joints. That would allow me to get the basic version out earlier, and at a more affordable price point.
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Old Sun 23 December 2012, 06:39
ger21
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Detroit, MI
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Gerry, when is this "anticipated or hoped for" to be available. Simply curious.....NAAA...VERY curious....
Robert
I'm not even going to guess. Several months at the earliest, possibly much longer. Life has a habit of getting in my way.
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Old Sun 23 December 2012, 07:34
Robert M
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Thanks for this Gerry.
Wishing you smooth sailing along this path !
All the best for this beautiful festive season
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Old Sun 23 December 2012, 08:10
Regnar
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Mobile, Alabama
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Russel,
By symmetrical, do you mean varying sized dovetails mirrored about the center?
Ger that is what I mean. Sorry

Nils,
I remember reading and article stating that the Heart design was a stronger dovetail than reqular tails. Reason being was more glueing area and thicker tails near the base. I just cant remember what magazine it was in...

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Old Sun 23 December 2012, 08:41
Gerald D
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Cape Town
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. . . . That would allow me to get the basic version out earlier, and at a more affordable price point. . . .
Maybe a very basic/beta version could go out as a freebie . . .
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Old Tue 24 September 2013, 14:21
Mojo
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Bisbee, AZ
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Dovetails

I would certainly pay for this program let me know cheers!
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Old Tue 24 September 2013, 15:28
darren salyer
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Wentzville mo
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Me too...
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Old Wed 25 September 2013, 08:36
Khalid
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Sadiqabad
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Maybe a very basic/beta version could go out as a freebie . . .
Nobody will do other type of joints then
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Old Wed 25 September 2013, 14:03
Travish
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Wa
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Looks awesome Ger! Interested!
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Old Wed 25 September 2013, 17:20
zumergido
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BS AS
Argentina
metric system?
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Old Sat 28 September 2013, 05:52
ger21
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Detroit, MI
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Unfortunately, life got in the way and left me little time in the last year to work on this project. I'm hoping to be able to devote a lot of time this winter to it, as there is still several months of work to go to get it where I want it. Here's a link to a sample video for those that haven't seen it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDmBcpON3Zo

And yes, it will work in metric. It's really unitless. Just enter the correct units your working in and it should work fine.
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Old Sat 28 September 2013, 06:21
Tom Ayres
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Bassett (VA)
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Very Cool!
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Old Sat 28 September 2013, 06:45
darren salyer
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Wentzville mo
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Very cool.
I'm doing dovetails on a Porter Cable jig now, that would be perfect for using strictly as a workholder for this.
I'll be watching for updates.....
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Old Sat 28 September 2013, 08:00
Mojo
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Bisbee, AZ
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Intently

I will certainly be watching as well
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Old Sat 28 September 2013, 13:37
zumergido
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BS AS
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good... i like when the videos shows the bugs.. i will make some 45 degrees holder on my mm to tray it..
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Old Tue 31 December 2013, 06:32
ger21
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Detroit, MI
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Progress...

It's taken a year, but I've finally started working on the symmetrical dovetails Russel asked about. I think this is what he meant.
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