Hey guys, the local woodworking guild here is having a joint strength contest. I decided to see if anyone here has done anything like this. If so post some designs, and I’ll mill them out, and we can all see how many pound of force the joint is capable of.
Using Red Oak 7" x 3" x .76", so base your design for that size.
CNC Heart Joint: If only because http://a360.co/2d5Gu2v
I positioned and used the triquetra square to find 0, 0, 0 to home the machine on both pieces of wood. The piece of aluminum is bolted down and square to the spindle. I then used a spacer to line the wood to make sure it was square.
At first glance it looks good
Unfortunately, it doesn’t mate up very well. I’m super sad, I would have thought using homing with known offsets it wouldn’t have been such an issue. Has anyone else had this problem? I’ve never been able to get the repeat ability that I should.