Dovetail Gadget

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Dovetail Gadget

Postby mike.mills » Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:09 pm

I am trying to get the dovetail gadget to work so students can come in and use the CNC router to make dovetails.

I am having a few issues with the gadget and program

I use the gadget to create the dovetail pin patterns
Dove Tail Pattern.JPG


Then I use the pin tool path creater
Dovetail Pins Tool Path.JPG


Then I create a tool path to clean out the pin middles
Dovtail Pin Cleanout.JPG


When I turn on the two tool paths together and zoom in you can see that they do not line up. this is creating a little bump in the back of my pin socket
Dovetail Both Tool Paths Zoomed in.JPG


Here are my settings in the gadget
Gadget settings.JPG


Please help
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Re: Dovetail Gadget

Postby Adrian » Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:01 am

Have you tried adjusting the cut allowance? I normally have to tweak that to get a good fit. These dovetails will never be as clean fitting as proper ones due to the way they are made.
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Re: Dovetail Gadget

Postby mike.mills » Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:08 pm

every thing fits nice an snug except for the little bump on the angle cuts. I think if I mess with the allowance or settings the joint will get sloppy.

Thanks Mike
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