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cusoak
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New to this site

Postby cusoak » Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:08 am

Hi New here. Looking at this forum I see that there is not a whole lot of activity here.
I was just wondering how many copies of the software have been sold?
Jeff

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Re: New to this site

Postby G-Force_Admin » Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:27 pm

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 starting a FaceBook page in it's place.
Gerry

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Re: New to this site

Postby cusoak » Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:28 am

Ok I want to buy your program to do box joints,
I want to make boxes out of 1/2"material
The sides will be 4" wide and 9"tall bottom will be the same size.
I need to create joints on the bottom only
The top will have a rabbit on both ends and just sit on the sides.
Would/ could you show me with screen shots of how to set up that to cut in the pins and tails.
You can just email me with the reply
Thanks Jeff

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Re: New to this site

Postby G-Force_Admin » Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:57 pm

cusoak wrote: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, the setup is something like this.
box-1.jpg
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If you want something more decorative, the joint size and spacing is infinitely adjustable.
Gerry

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Re: New to this site

Postby cusoak » Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:05 pm

Before I but I have a question.
I have a shapeoko xxl made by Carbide 3D
I run Carbide motion to run the Gcode.
If your program compatible with Carbide motion.
And has the price of the soft ware changed.
Thanks Jeff

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Re: New to this site

Postby G-Force_Admin » Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:32 am

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 ... ed-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 would expect them to work fine as well.

Yes, the price went up a few months ago when mortise and tenon joints were completed.
JointCAM was first released at a reduced price, with the price increasing each time new joints were added.

For quicker replies, email support at g-forcecnc.com.
Gerry

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Re: New to this site

Postby G-Force_Admin » Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:35 am

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

https://docs.carbide3d.com/software-faq ... finitions/
Gerry