[Solved] Dovetail box joints

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[Solved] Dovetail box joints

Unread post by scottatTS » Wed May 12, 2010 7:59 am

1. Is there a function in TS'Wood for doing dovetailed joints? We could not find one. Dovetails are of course a standard traditional joint and I'd rather not have to do it all from scratch.

2. If there is not already a function, how would we create it once and then be able to re-use it repeatedly on different size boxes and cases?

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Unread post by Liam » Fri May 14, 2010 4:58 pm

Hi !

There is no specific fonction for dovetails, unfortunatelly.

But you can create yourself a parametric component doing such things.
I don't have any example about that anymore, but it's possible.

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Unread post by jeff » Wed Jun 02, 2010 2:30 am

Its Not so difficult, in fact once you understand how to model these you can also make an automatic machining, for these i have them to look as they might be hand cut. Tooling was designed in TopSolid and used to machine the drawers.
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Parametric dovetail drawer with hand cut look
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Machining Dovetail Drawers In TopSolid

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