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Finger joints (by Laurence Rochfort)
Hi all,

I use solvespace to make laser cut items and now need to make several electronics enclosures.

I need to make finger joints along certain edges of the box.

Do you have any suggestions for the best way to do that?

Many thanks
Thu Nov 9 2017, 14:07:40
(no subject) (by Andrew)
If you can generate your G code from an STL, then using step translate gives a quick way of generating cutout between fingers along and edge.
Thu Nov 9 2017, 14:52:53
(no subject) (by Laurence Rochfort)
Could you give me a little more information or some links to get me started, please?
Thu Nov 9 2017, 15:02:16
(no subject) (by Eric Buijs)
Before I even open Solvespace I make a drawing of my enclosure on paper. I use a calculator such as this one (http://www.chipsfly.com/design/fingerjoint.html) to calculate the dimensions and the number of the fingers. In addition I get the idea what my board will look like. In Solvespace I generally make the one sketch for each board using the information of the previous step. Next I'll make sure that everything fits using Solvespace assembly features. I made a simple YouTube video on assembly (https://www.youtube.com/watch?...pA0jrGRzoM7NlNOl5s&index=5). Finally I'll export to dxf. NOTE: I did experience problems with circles in Solvespace generated dxf files but this may also be due to the specific laser cutter software that I used. Good luck.
Sun Nov 12 2017, 07:51:09
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