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Trying to model a milled dovetail (by yugami)
Playing around with some ways to properly model a milled dovetail slot.

I keep running into boolean issues when I try to lathe the round end.

I've attached what I have so far. Its currently a mess but I haven't managed anything better.

Seems to stem from the fact that the 2nd step has to follow the outline of the 1st.
Tue Apr 28 2015, 17:50:26, download attachment dovetail-test.slvs
(no subject) (by Jonathan Westhues)
The NURBS Booleans handle coincident planes correctly, but not (as you observe) generally coincident curved surfaces. Do you need exact curves, or would a triangle mesh do?
Tue Apr 28 2015, 18:08:43
(no subject) (by yugami)
I can probably get by with the mesh. I'm more just messing around and getting something I can extract measurements from.
Tue Apr 28 2015, 22:13:14
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