Wave Joint

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at http://maslowcommunitygarden.org/Wave-Joint.html
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If anyone wants to modify the CAD files on this to include an overlap (more like a traditional puzzle joint), this would be a big improvement and allow for some positive overlap in the joint allowing so the joint doesn’t have to allow on glue alone.

I’m still learning OnShape and how to perform this still eludes me. :slight_smile:


I haven’t looked at the files, but I assume the wave crests and troughs are modeled as circles connected by tangent lines. Now, the circle diameters equal the pitch(crest to crest distance). To make them interlocking, keep the pitch the same, but increase the diameter of all circles in the joint slightly. The tangent lines should automatically adjust.


Thanks. I get what your saying… I need to rework some stuff to make sure it is properly constrained but what you suggested should work. I’ll give it a go .