Custom Dovetail Fixturing for the 4th Axis

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In the meantime, here’s a cool custom dovetail fixture for the 4th Axis made by Tormach owner Kevin B.

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Most Excellent Work!

Andrew Grevstad

With over ten years of professional experience in advanced manufacturing systems, digital design tools, and applied software, Andy Grevstad has worked in product development and technical support for Tormach since 2008. Grevstad has received engineering degrees from Michigan Technological University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a regular contributor to Digital Machinist magazine and also blogs weekly about CNC milling and related topics on the Tormach blog, Milling Around.

Andrew Grevstad

5 thoughts on “Custom Dovetail Fixturing for the 4th Axis

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    09/20/2011 at 4:52 pm

    It looks like a cool fixture. Can we see it with some parts in it.

    I love tools that eliminate vises. I am a HUGE fan of Mitee-Bites.

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    09/22/2011 at 5:07 pm

    It looks great
    at the risk of sounding like a total idiot, what does it do?
    How does it work?

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    09/23/2011 at 1:11 am

    Hi VJG,

    Here is a link that shows how a dovetail fixture works click on the next step button to go thru each step required to prep the stock and clamp the stock to the fixture, Also at the top of the page you can select MFG EXAMPLES and BENIFTS.

    Unfortunately I haven’t had a chance to use my dovetail fixture yet.


  • Andy G.
    04/11/2012 at 5:22 pm

    Kevin, Fabulous work. Thanks for sharing!

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