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by G-Force_Admin
Sat Jun 06, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Development
Topic: Test Version 0.9.0.20 - with rounded box joints
Replies: 2
Views: 17091

Re: Test Version 0.9.0.20 - with rounded box joints

In JointCAM, you literally just enter the size of your boards, the size of the fingers, and check a checkbox. That's all that's required to make this joint.

Sorry for the late reply, I've been having some issues with my email lately and didn't get a notification.
by G-Force_Admin
Sun May 24, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Shopbot Desktop max new owner
Replies: 1
Views: 1406

Re: Shopbot Desktop max new owner

If you want to save money, look at all the videos on Youtube of people cutting dovetails, and look closely at the fixtures they've made.

Buying the Shopbot fixture is going to be a much easier route, but also the most costly.
by G-Force_Admin
Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Show us your fixtures
Replies: 0
Views: 19752

Show us your fixtures

Here's a fixture that Gary at CNC Zone built, based on a Leigh dovetail jig.

https://www.cnczone.com/forums/diy-cnc- ... ost2330900
by G-Force_Admin
Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: New Version Available
Replies: 2
Views: 16030

Re: New Version Available

All updates are available from the original link you received with your purchase.
by G-Force_Admin
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: New to this site
Replies: 6
Views: 25765

Re: New to this site

According to this, helical arcs are supported, as I suspected.

https://docs.carbide3d.com/software-faq ... finitions/
by G-Force_Admin
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: New to this site
Replies: 6
Views: 25765

Re: New to this site

Sorry, I missed this post. According to this list of supported g-codes, JointCAm produced code should run fine. https://docs.carbide3d.com/software-faq/list-of-supported-gcodes/ JointCAM uses very basic g-codes, G0, G1, G2, and G3. It does use helical G2/G3 moves when plunging into mortises, but I w...
by G-Force_Admin
Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Development
Topic: New Version Available
Replies: 2
Views: 16030

New Version Available

I just uploaded a new JointCAM update, Version 1.0.0.8.
For those that create separate roughing and dovetail files, this version greatly simplifies the process, allowing you to select which toolpaths to export .
by G-Force_Admin
Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Zeroing
Replies: 7
Views: 17442

Re: Zeroing

The file "pin.nc" is actually the same file as the "tail.nc" file.
So I don't have your actual "pin" board file.

However, just looking at the picture, it looks like you are setting your X zero on the outside of the vertical board. It needs to be on the Inside.
I think that will fix the problem.
by G-Force_Admin
Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: error
Replies: 2
Views: 9122

Re: error

1) Make sure you have the latest version of JointCAM.

2) if you are using a "," comma for the decimal separator, make sure every single input box in JointCAM uses commas, and not decimal points "."
by G-Force_Admin
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Zeroing
Replies: 7
Views: 17442

Re: Zeroing

If you are cutting both pin and tail boards together, the board on the table needs to be offset from the vertical board, or they won't line up. The offset amount is displayed on the screen in JointCAM. Trying to cut half blind dovetails, looks like the tail aren't rounding enough to fit the pins. Ca...
by G-Force_Admin
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Zeroing
Replies: 7
Views: 17442

Re: Zeroing

The code from JointCAM?

Email me the code, and save the project file (.jnt file) and send me that as well.
by G-Force_Admin
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Zeroing
Replies: 7
Views: 17442

Re: Zeroing

Are you referring to X, Y, Z, or all three?
by G-Force_Admin
Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Unusual bug in 'custom thru dovetail'
Replies: 4
Views: 13506

Re: Unusual bug in 'custom thru dovetail'

I just uploaded a new version that fixes this issue. It was actually simpler than I thought. I do some math to calculate the number of passes. It was combing back as 0.5, which was changed to 0 when converting to an integer number. I've ran into this before, and just need to check that if the number...
by G-Force_Admin
Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Unusual bug in 'custom thru dovetail'
Replies: 4
Views: 13506

Re: Unusual bug in 'custom thru dovetail'

I don't have the code with me, but I think I know what the issue is here. During development, I usually start with one joint (left or right, and usually Y axis). Then I copy the code and modify it for the mirrored side, and X axis. It looks like where the path deviates, I changed the X coordinate in...
by G-Force_Admin
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Unusual bug in 'custom thru dovetail'
Replies: 4
Views: 13506

Re: Unusual bug in 'custom thru dovetail'

I'm on vacation right now, but will try to track this down and get it fixed next week.
by G-Force_Admin
Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: New Version Available - Mortise Support
Replies: 0
Views: 15163

New Version Available - Mortise Support

The long awaited new version of JointCAM with mortises is finally here.

I just uploaded a test version. I still have a few more features to add, but you can now make mortises and tenons with JointCAM.
by G-Force_Admin
Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New to this site
Replies: 6
Views: 25765

Re: New to this site

I need to create joints on the bottom only Can you clarify what you mean? Do you want the bottom attached to the sides with box joints? JointCAM is not designed to do that. Typically, only the sides receive box joints, and the bottom is typically held in a dado. Assuming the sides are just 4" wide,...
by G-Force_Admin
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New to this site
Replies: 6
Views: 25765

Re: New to this site

There are a few hundred JointCAM users, but only a small percentage have registered for the forum. Most of the posts here occurred when JointCAM was first released. I think that people tend to email me directly when they have questions. I'll probably be closing this forum sometime next year and star...
by G-Force_Admin
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Box joints
Replies: 3
Views: 12745

Re: Box joints

I am new here and am looking to buy this program. I own a Shapeoko XXL with a Dewalt router on it It will cut past the front rail far enough to cut 1.25 thick wood. Note that you need enough room to mount a vertical jig, plus the stock thickness, plus at least 1-1.5x the bit diameter. Feel free to ...
by G-Force_Admin
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Box joints
Replies: 3
Views: 12745

Re: Box joints

Rounded and double round box joints are cut similar to half blind dovetails, with one board flat, and one mounted vertically. They are cut separately.

Here's a double round box joint on my machine. (Note that this is just a jig for making test cuts)
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