Easy BoxJoint Maker

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jimandi5000
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Easy BoxJoint Maker

Post by jimandi5000 »

Hi All,

I have upgraded the BoxJoint Maker 2.0 to run under Version 10+.

Have a look.

Working on the Help File and I may do a video to show to use the gadget. Thoughts?
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BoxJointSM.jpg
LeftPreView.jpg
RightPreView.jpg
Menu.jpg
BoxjointMaker.zip
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Jim

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Re: Easy BoxJoint Maker

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Hi,

A couple of things. Had to comment out the debug command before it would run

The error below shows up when I launch the gadget.
Error1.jpg

The second error show up when I click to to execute.
Error2.jpg
I must be doing something wrong?

Thanks,

Andy

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Re: Easy BoxJoint Maker

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Thanks for the feedback... here is 2.01. The error was a type-o.

On the first message box, have a look at the job setup picture Caption4.JPG. This gadget mills on the end of the broad. So, the job X and Y set the broads thickness and width. The job Z is the broad length.
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Capture4.JPG
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Re: Easy BoxJoint Maker

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Hi Jim,

It worked!!

I flipped x and y around for the thickness of the material. So a my choice of board orientation can be along x or y. I have not setup my CNC for vertical milling yet so I wanted to make sure I had that option.

Thanks again for your gadget creations.

Andy

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Re: Easy BoxJoint Maker

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AcBCDN wrote:Hi Jim,

It worked!!

I flipped x and y around for the thickness of the material. So a my choice of board orientation can be along x or y. I have not setup my CNC for vertical milling yet so I wanted to make sure I had that option.

Thanks again for your gadget creations.

Andy
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Jim

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Re: Easy BoxJoint Maker

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Jim

I keep getting a "nil" error when I try to run either Version 1 or 2.
I am sure it is something I am doing wrong but I don't have a clue.

Ray

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Re: Easy BoxJoint Maker

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rdean33422 wrote:Jim

I keep getting a "nil" error when I try to run either Version 1 or 2.
I am sure it is something I am doing wrong but I don't have a clue.

Ray
Hi Ray,

Can you do a full screen capture with the error and post it here?
Thanks,
Jim

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Re: Easy BoxJoint Maker

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I have to comment out the

Code: Select all

require("mobdebug").start()
to

Code: Select all

-- require("mobdebug").start()
line.

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Re: Easy BoxJoint Maker

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I have this but not full screen yet. Any help?
Clipboard01.jpg
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Ray

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Re: Easy BoxJoint Maker

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Looks like I did not save the file when I fixed that. I I have made a number of changes to the code, I will post a new version.
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Jim

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Re: Easy BoxJoint Maker

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jimandi5000 wrote:Looks like I did not save the file when I fixed that. I I have made a number of changes to the code, I will post a new version.
I always look forward to what new fixes you bring.

Thanks again!!!

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Re: Easy BoxJoint Maker

Post by rdean33422 »

Jim
I modified the lua file to read "-- require("mobdebug").start()" and it now works fine.

I have been making these joints for some time by drawing them out in Aspire which is time consuming and sometimes frustrating.
This will make things so much easier for me.

Thank you very much!

Ray

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Re: Easy BoxJoint Maker

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Hello All,

I have fixed/added some changes to the EasyBoxJoint gadget:

1. More Error trapping
2. Supports all Vectric versions (I have no way to test below version 10. I need some help on testing). Code checks what version Vectric version is running and offers tool selection from the tool-database menu, if version is greater or equal to version 10.0 and if not, offers the user to enter the End Mill diameter value and bulds the toolpath. (see images below)
3. Added a WorkList .txt file on what I am doing next on the Gadget.
4. Checked "every gadget" in the zip file for: Displays menu correctly; Turned off the debug calls; Added Versions numbers to the names; etc...
5. Building out a format for both Written Docs (in Gadget folder) and Video (on YouTube) How to Run Gadget.
6. As well as, 1.2 million other things ;)

Please let me know if you see any issues.
Attachments
If you are running below Version 10
If you are running below Version 10
If you are running Version 10 or Higher
If you are running Version 10 or Higher
EasyTools.zip
Contains All Easy Gadgets
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Thanks,
Jim

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Re: Easy BoxJoint Maker

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Would your box joint creator gadget before cutting joints vertically over the front of aCNC.
I sure hope so.
If so where can I get the latest version
Thanks JeffPeters

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Re: Easy BoxJoint Maker

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cusoak wrote:
Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:15 pm
Would your box joint creator gadget before cutting joints vertically over the front of aCNC.
I sure hope so.
If so where can I get the latest version
Thanks JeffPeters
I am sorry, I don't understand the question?
Thanks,
Jim

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