Shrinking Mortises To Fit Part Cut In Part Editor - How?

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Shrinking Mortises To Fit Part Cut In Part Editor - How?

Postby Tom Burns » Tue, Jul 03 2012, 5:48PM

Hello:

We are using eCabinets for a CNC project in my college cabinetmaking course.

Being a new user of eCabinets, I have run into a problem that I am sure one of you veterans may know the solution for.

I have designed a coffee table (01-coffe-table.jpg) made from a cabinet with Blind Dado joinery with 2 partitions (02-cabinet-wth-partitions.jpg). The top, bottom and sides of the cabinet have been deleted partitions have been cut in the Part Editor to form the legs of the coffee table.

The problem: The mortises for the table legs remain the original length of the partitions before they were cut to size in the Part Editor.

My question: How do I get the mortises to shrink to fit the tenons of the legs of the table (the legs were originally the partitions I cut in the Part Editor)?

(see 03-cabinet-with-cut-partitions.jpg)

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance!

Tom
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Re: Shrinking Mortises To Fit Part Cut In Part Editor - How?

Postby Rick Deskins » Tue, Jul 03 2012, 7:38PM

Maybe you could use stretchers with insets between the top and bottom to make the legs.
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Re: Shrinking Mortises To Fit Part Cut In Part Editor - How?

Postby Rick Palechuk » Wed, Jul 04 2012, 12:33AM

Tom, make the partitions the right size first by using front and back insets, that should set the length of the mortise. After that you can cut the center portion out in the PE.

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Re: Shrinking Mortises To Fit Part Cut In Part Editor - How?

Postby Rick Palechuk » Wed, Jul 04 2012, 12:48AM

This is done using positive and negative insets.
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Re: Shrinking Mortises To Fit Part Cut In Part Editor - How?

Postby Forrest Chapman » Wed, Jul 04 2012, 7:25AM

You can also inset your tenon more. Forrest

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Re: Shrinking Mortises To Fit Part Cut In Part Editor - How?

Postby Tom Burns » Wed, Jul 04 2012, 8:14PM

Rick Palechuk wrote:This is done using positive and negative insets.


Holy cow, Rick! This is exactly what I was hoping to find!

Thank you so much for solving my problem!

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Re: Shrinking Mortises To Fit Part Cut In Part Editor - How?

Postby Tom Burns » Wed, Jul 04 2012, 8:16PM

And thank you Rick Deskins and Forrest Chapman for your suggestions as well. I really appreciate your help, everyone!


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