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wedge-shape mortice within stretcher

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I can't figure out how to include a wedge-shaped (short sides with different length) mortice in a stretcher.

Actually I have found a way, but it means the stretcher ends up being composed of two pieces. I can draw a shape within a stretcher, but cannot then push to create a mortice.

Anyone knows how to do that?

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I can make the cuts but I think he's talking about drawing them in Sketchup , which I have no interest in using or learning.

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If you draw the wedge on the face of your stretcher, the push tool should work. Use guidelines from the edges of the stretcher face,and snap the drawn lines to them to keep it on the face. At least the two parallel ends of the mortise.

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8 hours ago, wdwerker said:

I can make the cuts but I think he's talking about drawing them in Sketchup , which I have no interest in using or learning.

I thought as much, but I felt like being an ass.

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:P

 

Indeed a SU question.

By the way, for the time being, I do not own a router. Mortice chisel it would be.

I found what I want in the ware house.

But my question remains. How to do that (only the mortice) without a router, in SU?

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As others said you draw the 2D shape on the surface of the piece which creates a wedge shaped face.  Then push the wedge face through the piece leaving a hole/mortise.

There is no wedge tool per se.  You have make that from 4 lines.

The wedge face you draw has to be on the surface of the piece you are mortising.

Or am I misunderstanding the question?

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6 minutes ago, Mark J said:

As others said you draw the 2D shape on the surface of the piece which creates a wedge shaped face.  Then push the wedge face through the piece leaving a hole/mortise.

There is no wedge tool per se.  You have make that from 4 lines.

The wedge face you draw has to be on the surface of the piece you are mortising.

Or am I misunderstanding the question?

I can do a mortice if the 2D shape is the same at both ends. But here, it is not. 

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The geometry in SketchUp is connected, sticky and stretchy. Most of the time we don't want that, so we make pieces into components. To make the wedge shaped mortise the stickiness and stretchiness becomes an asset. Make a rectangle on one face, sized to the larger dimensions of the mortise and use Push/Pull to create a rectangular hole.

Then move individual lines to make the narrow end of the mortise. Connected lines and faces will change in size to stay connected to the lines you move.

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