Dove Tails wrong side of line

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Dove Tails wrong side of line

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Group - what causes dovetails and pins to be on the wrong side of the line?

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Re: Dove Tails wrong side of line

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Bret C,
You need to change the start points of the lines. That is how I fixed them.
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Re: Dove Tails wrong side of line

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CrowsWW:

Thank you for the tip. I am sure this is somewhere in the documentation, but I missed it.

With your tip in mind, I experimented with changing the starting points in the node editing mode. I found that the green arrows designating the starting and ending points must be all pointing the same direction as to encircle the part.

There must have been something peculiar in the way in which I broke up the rectangles into separate lines (cutting the vectors) that caused this problem. I suspect that I did not cut the vectors in a logical order which caused a miss mash of start and endpoints, thus causing some dovetails to be IN and others to be OUT.

Thanks for your help.
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If you are using the dovetail creator gadget there is a statement there that refers to this
If you haven't done so already you should make sure you have created markers for where you wish the dovetails to be. This can be achieved using the dovetail detection gadget. The dovetails will always be created on the left hand side of the markers, so it may be necessary to reverse the direction of some markers.
This particular gadget is relatively easy to use once you understand it.

This is a preview image of what the edges of a .75 thick panel sides would look like.
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A word of caution be sure to set your plunge rate low especially on such short distances such as the angle cuts that are being made here pictured in bottom side.

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I have also come to realize that this particular Dovetail Creator requires a bit of cleanup before you can actually fit the parts together.
But once done they fit up pretty well. I allowed a .020 allowance for glue up. Above is a test I performed using this particular 'DOVETAIL CREATOR' gadget.

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