How to Mill a Dovetail in Fusion 360!
Machining a dovetail requires a bit more work than your traditional part geometry. Use these easy tips to define a toolpath that navigates semi-tricky dovetail geometry. After machining the “reachable” material with a traditional endmill, contour selection for the next op presents new issues. With a few adjustments under heights and linking tabs, you can show that toolpath who’s boss. Although these tips and tricks are helpful, so is having the right tooling. Let’s model the dovetail mill tool in Fusion 360 and decide whether or not we need multiple passes. Let’s walk through how to machine a dovetail!