I've been getting back into some programming after a very long time, I forgot how much fun it was so haven't been in the shed for a week.
Anyway I've written a script for CamBam for cutting Finger Joints or Comb Joints and hopefully there will be more to come.
I've attached it here but any future updates need to be downloaded from the CamBam forum; http://www.cambam.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=4269.0
Just look for this title; Woodworking Joints - Finger Joints Script
The zip file should be extracted to your CamBam scripts folder where it will create a sub folder with the form images in it.
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Looking good Eddy nice work, a tip to avoid any break out on the back edges. Like at the top edge on the right hand bit of timber shown in the pic, use a bit of scrap even MDF to support the timber edge that is being cut. Another thing is to leave the finger slightly longer then sand down flush after gluing up.
Try doing something like a dovetail + finger joints, I would be interested to see how that comes out.
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Dovetails might be next but I think these days they are over rated, I read that the only people who look for them are those interested in making them, that's why I went for finger joints, thinking the pattern was more eye catching to your regular punters.Spelling mistakes are not intentional, I only seem to see them some time after I've posted
I don't know much about CNC machines but I like the table cut out idea a lot and can see it could be very handy for many jobs. I look forward to hearing more about it.
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Looks good Eddy. G.
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Not to big for a 5 axis machine with a cutting area of 1.5 x 7.5 Meters.
Did think about sticking it in the back of the car when no one was looking, but would need a slightly bigger workshop. LOL
Interesting video here; http://www.finewoodworking.com/how-t...ngth-test.aspx
Also I've updated the script, it does stock with different thicknesses and can work in the X or Y axis, here's a test today. I keep forgetting to specify an odd number of fingers in order to get a symetrical pattern on each piece.
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