Made out very well! See my post here: https://www.hobby-machinist.com/threads/impossible-dovetail-puzzle-my-version.79744/Thanks
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I think I'll try it on some hardwood first. Let me know how you make out
I realize I'm not the brightest colored crayon in the 64 box of Crayolas, but you lost me... what is this cut angle? In my simple terms, a 60 degree dovetail has a 60 degree angle. Please elaborate.I decided to lay one out in SolidWorks. I chose a face angle of 60º. which requires a cut angle of 67.7923º. A 60º cut angle would yield a face angle of 50.77º. A cut angle of 76º (common woodworking dovetail angle) would yield a face angle of 70.58º.
For those interested in making one, the relationship between the cut angle A and the face angle B is tan(A) = sqrt(2)*tan(B).
The cut angle is the angle of the actual cutter. Since the path of the dovetail cutter is at a 45º to the faces of the cube, the apparent angle on the faces is less than the cut angle. BTW, cut angle is a descriptive term that I coined, not necessarily the correct term.I realize I'm not the brightest colored crayon in the 64 box of Crayolas, but you lost me... what is this cut angle? In my simple terms, a 60 degree dovetail has a 60 degree angle. Please elaborate.
Thanks,
Ted
OK, that clears things up. When I drew it up in Fusion 360, I made a custom view of the cube at a 45 degree angle so the actual cuts I needed to make on the mill (roughing) and shaper (finishing) were straight on since this is the way I had them oriented on my machines. I set and used 75 degrees for everything.BTW, cut angle is a descriptive term that I coined, not necessarily the correct term.
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