Hyrum shifted his focus and envisioned a new, better and stronger dovetail connection. Hyrum designed a was he termed 'The Dovetail Difference™'.
The primary factor in determining the strength and long-term durability of the dovetailed mortise and tenon would be the size and strength of the material under tension. Hyrum did not want to weaken the post by cutting out the vital center core. Leaving The tenons were vulnerable to breakage without the strength of mass and defeated the purpose of long-term durability of timber frame.
The idea came to Hyrum to create and invest in equipment wherein he could mortise a beveled notch while leaving the integral center of the timber intact.