Joints and More!



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TailMaker!  and FingerMaker! are CAM software products for easy machining of specialty woodworking joints on CNC routers.

The software on this web site has grown out of various hobby projects for the CNC machine of the author. It is now offered for sale, but keep in mind this is no professional software company with dedicated staff. I will try to respond to any requests as fast as possible (that is, as my day job and other responsibilities allow for). Please give me a few days to respond to questions or send out the license file after purchase.


  • Direct G-Code generation from specified joint dimensions. No CAD model or drawing required.
  • Only one bit needed: 30-degree engraving v-bit. for TailMaker and a straight ballnose bit for FingerMaker
  • No bit change, one machining process.
  • Any desirable board thickness is possible from <1/8" to >2" (depending on the machine)
  • Both sides of the joint may have different thickness.
  • No bit radius related gaps, dogbone fillets or crevices. The joint is void free.
  • The generated g-code will cut the joint features and cut off/square the board end (and sides for FingerMaker) as well
  • Variable pin/tail or finger distance and width as well as dovetail/finger-free joint ends.
  • Selectable over-cut (to make sure to cut through)
  • Options for half-blind joints, as well as protruding pins/tails/fingers
  • Board length is not limited by table height.
  • English, Spanish and German user interface.