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  #31  
Old Tue 31 December 2013, 06:39
Robert M
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Great results don't come....overnight !
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  #32  
Old Tue 31 December 2013, 07:08
darren salyer
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Wentzville mo
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Very cool Ger....
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  #33  
Old Tue 31 December 2013, 07:26
smreish
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Orlando, Florida
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Clearly well thought out and implemented well!
Well done sir.

Sean
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  #34  
Old Tue 31 December 2013, 12:50
alan254
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mystic ct
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Looking forward to the release date. Count me in for in for one.

Al
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Old Tue 31 December 2013, 21:58
Alan_c
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Looking good, Happy New Year to all.
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  #36  
Old Wed 19 February 2014, 20:37
darren salyer
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Wentzville mo
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Any updates, Ger?
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  #37  
Old Thu 20 February 2014, 05:22
ger21
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Detroit, MI
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I **should** be finishing up the g-code portion of the last sample pic I posted this weekend. I thought it would have been done 3-4 weeks ago. Once I get the half blind dovetail portion done, I'm going to add some license code, and then I'll look for a few beta testers.

It'll still be at least 6 months until the program is complete. All the dovetail options have made coding rather complex.
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  #38  
Old Thu 20 February 2014, 05:53
darren salyer
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Wentzville mo
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If its anything like your screenset, I'm sure it will be top notch and worth the wait.
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  #39  
Old Thu 20 February 2014, 11:34
Mojo
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Bisbee, AZ
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Awsome

It will be awsome to behold when it is done i am sure!
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  #40  
Old Thu 20 February 2014, 11:39
ger21
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Detroit, MI
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It's awesome right now!
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  #41  
Old Thu 20 February 2014, 11:48
Mojo
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Yay for Awsome!
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  #42  
Old Thu 20 February 2014, 20:27
swatkins
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Houston
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I have just got to finish mine! It's the next big project up and this program makes me want to hurry up
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  #43  
Old Sun 23 February 2014, 08:47
pblackburn
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South-Central Pennsylvania
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Be sure to leave a link to website that you use to sell the application when it is complete. I am interested in it as well. This is something that is definitely needed in the CNC woodworking arena. You should not have any problem in marketing this.
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Old Sun 23 February 2014, 10:37
darren salyer
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Agreed, Pete.
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  #45  
Old Sun 23 February 2014, 12:05
Regnar
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Mobile, Alabama
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Wow. Looking at all the other tabs across the top, Ger it looks like you picked up the ball and ran to another stadium. Agree with everyone else here you are going to have a nice gem there when you are done.
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  #46  
Old Sun 23 February 2014, 12:21
ma0941987
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Costa Rica
Quote:
Originally Posted by ger21 View Post
I'm working on a little app to generate g-code for woodworking joints. Interest? Feedback? Suggestions? - All welcome. Happy Holidays, Gerry
lol.................................
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  #47  
Old Mon 21 April 2014, 17:44
ger21
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Detroit, MI
United States of America
Finally finished the code for through dovetails, and went out to do a test cut. Came out great.

This is a through joint where the tails are shorter than the board thickness, so one board gets a rabit. This allows you to make joints in thicker material with shorter tools.
I still need to code the opposite handed version of these, but I'm making good progress.
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  #48  
Old Mon 21 April 2014, 17:59
pblackburn
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South-Central Pennsylvania
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Awesome. How long until you have a version for purchase? I know how coding is so no date will surprise me.
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  #49  
Old Mon 21 April 2014, 18:32
ger21
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Detroit, MI
United States of America
No date is the answer.

I really don't know. I started almost 18 months ago, and then had to stop working on it for almost a year. I try to work on it a few days a week, but as it's getting warmer, I'm not sure how much time I'll be able to spend.

I also don't know how many features I'll end up adding. It's probably going to be another two weeks before I fully finish this current portion. Probably at least another month to finish the final dovetail portion. Then box joints, and mortise and tenons. I also found another cool joint I'm thinking of adding, but I'll have to wait and see. I also need to write a manual, which will take at least a few weeks.

Best case would probably be fall, maybe the end of the year. Worst case would probably be 10-12 months from now. If nothing comes up that takes away my time.

I think it will be worth the wait, especially if you need to make a lot of different dovetail joints. It's incredibly fast.
This was the first joint of this type that I cut. I walked in the garage, measured the wood, and picked up a bit. Entered the info, and I was ready to cut in 2 minutes.

Keep in mind that I'm not a programmer, so I'm about 10 times slower than a real programmer. Especially when I need to figure out how to do something.
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  #50  
Old Mon 21 April 2014, 19:12
Tom Ayres
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Get it's looking awesome. Just keep us posted.
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  #51  
Old Mon 21 April 2014, 19:20
pblackburn
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South-Central Pennsylvania
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I write databases, some programs in VB and program robots to be controlled through VB. It can be painstaking at times. Just when you think you got it, you find a bug. That is why I said I know how coding is. I enjoy it but I am also glad I only have to do it at work. It looks great so far.
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  #52  
Old Mon 21 April 2014, 19:45
racedirector
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New South Wales
Australia
Awesome Gerry, will definitely be buying this when it is ready to go with your awesome screenset

Oh and being an ex-programmer I can fully understand the time it takes to do this stuff. Keep at it, you have an awesome seller right there......
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  #53  
Old Sun 22 June 2014, 07:11
ger21
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Detroit, MI
United States of America
Dovetails are finished !! Mostly.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6MnVHmr2UY

I'm going to start writing a manual in a few days. My plan is to offer a limited number of pre-release/beta versions at a reduced price, hopefully around the beginning of September.
I need to get all my business stuff in place first.
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  #54  
Old Sun 22 June 2014, 07:44
Alan_c
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Grabouw (Western Cape)
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Cool!! cant wait
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  #55  
Old Sun 22 June 2014, 08:05
racedirector
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New South Wales
Australia
Awesome Gerry, count me in!
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  #56  
Old Sun 22 June 2014, 08:10
Tom Ayres
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Bassett (VA)
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Kinda makes that expensive dovetail jig I bought worthless...
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  #57  
Old Sun 22 June 2014, 08:17
ger21
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Detroit, MI
United States of America
You will need to fabricate some type of jig/fixture to get the most out of this. Ideally, you want something with a repeatable location, so you can just call a work offset whenever you want to cut dovetails.
I'll have a drawing of how I envision it in the manual.
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  #58  
Old Sun 22 June 2014, 08:36
racedirector
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New South Wales
Australia
Was wondering what work offsets were used for, now I know! Off to learn more in preparation for dovetails
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  #59  
Old Sun 22 June 2014, 15:38
sailfl
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Winter Park, FL
United States of America
Ger,

What controls the depth of the cuts? I would want to be able to cut deeper pass. Can that be changed in the software?

Thanks
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  #60  
Old Sun 22 June 2014, 16:06
ger21
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Detroit, MI
United States of America
If you watch the video in 1080p, and pause it about 10 seconds in, you'll see the parameters for both the dovetail and straight bits in the bottom left corner.
You can set the depth /pass for the straight bit to whatever you want, and you can omit the straight bit (roughing) altogether for the tails. With a more rigid machine than mine you can cut that joint in about 30 seconds.
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