dovetails using CNC

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dovetails using CNC

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Has anyone found a way to cut dovetails using their CNC with V Carve Pro 10

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With 9.5 V-Carve Pro I have using the Dovetail Creator Gadget

And there is another Dovetail Gadget where you can cut the end of boards off the end of the CNC table too! (Have not tried this one besides I do not have the off the table fixturing for it)

Have not had the luxury yet to upgrade to V10 yet but I do have the trial version just to keep up with things/progress!

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dbreckon wrote:Has anyone found a way to cut dovetails using their CNC with V Carve Pro 10
http://gadgets.vectric.com/V10/dovetail.html

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Thank You Adrian

I forgot that "Big" detail in post a link! ARRRRGH!

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You don't have to limit yourself to regular dovetails.
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Wow, Mike, those are beautiful joints! You made them using Aspire/Vcarve?
I also like the finger joint cabinet in the pic.....would love to see the whole thing!
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Mike those are awesome!
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Thanks, yes they were done in Aspire.

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https://forum.vectric.com/viewtopic.php ... be#p133032

In the third comment, you’ll see a pdf of how I did mine. Works really well.
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Conventional dovetail joints aren't outrageously hard to make toolpaths for if you have some basic drafting skills and a way to clamp each half of the joint vertically. You need to know the specifics of the bit you'll be using (blade angle and widths at bottom and the depth of the joint.). I typically cut dovetails for my students once or thrice each semester. All types except for the very narrow hand cut versions that no router bit can produce.
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And there is another Dovetail Gadget where you can cut the end of boards off the end of the CNC table too! (Have not tried this one besides I do not have the off the table fixturing for it)
Where can I find the gadget for creating dovetails off the end of the table?

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Mike-S wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:28 am
You don't have to limit yourself to regular dovetails.
Mike,

I really like the first picture you posted of your joints, would you be willing to share the file?

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Sure. IIRC I left 1/100" space for fitting and glue.
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