Posted by Per Corell on August 28, 2002 at 00:52:16:
In Reply to: Re: Build in lock for 3D-H posted by d on August 27, 2002 at 05:07:09:
You are quite right, ----- this "lock" is just an example I placed in the scrapbook to obtain it's URL so I could place the graphic in a mail in the Architecture discussion. There are nothing "unique" to it except one very important issue ; that it can be cut 2D with a laser or water cutter. The porpus are that it kind of lenghten a frame and with the right program the idear to place it automaticly whenever a frame are to long to fit within the arear of a 2D cutter.
You are right that Dovetail joints havn't changed much in historie ,stil I use an old Scheer dovetail router where the dovetail are routered in one go placing the two piexes of wood mirrorvise and when the router done both one side will fit exactly into the other when the pieces are mirrored again ,truly it's a bit different dovetail row ,but even working the router by hand along the 61 cm long line it can dovetail , make you a corner assembly in a minute where the same small dovetails would last a day to cut like the aincient did. Guess you know that a mashined dovetail are most often rounded where hidden but look like the rela ones from the outside.
Anyway mashines allway's done these very craftmanlike assemblies better than the craftmen did and the simpler ones like the one in the graphic will be very much easyer to produce esp. if the program decide where and when.
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