So, I am having a bit of an issue. I am not sure if it’s user error , file error, or a combination.
For my latest Number Five project, aside from the living hinge, I have 2 different types of joints, shown here.
I set this up, tested it, and made my Number Five from proofgrade MDF using the default GF settings. For the most part, everything snapped together very nicely with no issues. But, when I tried to cut the same design from Maple medium weight plywood that is the same thickness as the MDF, the following happened:
A. a lot of the parts were loose and wouldn’t snap together, despite using the recommended settings from GF
B. some of the smaller parts (5-10mm in size) were cut down so much that I had to redraw them and increase the size of either the tabs or the slots.
So, I tried using a box generator to set up a small box with joints similar to mine and printed it on MDF and then on the Maple medium weight plywood. And, I had the same issue!
Any suggestions or thoughts? I don’t want to redraw my Number Five project for a different material every time. Not sure what I am doing wrong.