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by Michael Kowalczyk
Thu, Dec 24 2015, 5:58PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: ROTARY PLAyback
Replies: 2
Views: 3237

Re: ROTARY PLAyback

sent PM
by Michael Kowalczyk
Tue, Sep 15 2015, 4:48PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: keyboard trackpad
Replies: 7
Views: 5300

Re: keyboard trackpad

Hey Stuart,
We use an optical mouse with USB it works great even in a dusty environment. have it on a mouse pad and i just shake it off before i use it. see Will we do think alike sometimes
by Michael Kowalczyk
Wed, Sep 02 2015, 1:36PM
Forum: Customer Images
Topic: Newport Block Front Chest
Replies: 11
Views: 9682

Re: Newport Block Front Chest

I remember the PM you sent me about starting this. nice work. are you going to use the sliding dovetail to assemble it?
by Michael Kowalczyk
Tue, Sep 01 2015, 3:57PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Is anyone using Autodesk Inventor successfully?
Replies: 12
Views: 7236

Re: Is anyone using Autodesk Inventor successfully?

well it can come with its own CAM and it is fully associative. or an interface is available to work with Enroute. there are several youtube vids showing it. PM me your info and once I get mine we can talk.
by Michael Kowalczyk
Sun, Aug 30 2015, 2:14PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Is anyone using Autodesk Inventor successfully?
Replies: 12
Views: 7236

Re: Is anyone using Autodesk Inventor successfully?

no go on Solid Works..can not handle wood joinery. Looks like Top Solid Wood nay be in my signature shortly and it can do just about anything.
by Michael Kowalczyk
Wed, Jul 08 2015, 5:45PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: what is the best and least expensive wood you have used for
Replies: 5
Views: 3462

Re: what is the best and least expensive wood you have used

Hey Will haven't finished the 3D model yet. have Cedar but may switch to maple. will let you know soon but sorry guys no pics on this one. it is proprietary.
by Michael Kowalczyk
Wed, Jul 01 2015, 2:52PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: what is the best and least expensive wood you have used for
Replies: 5
Views: 3462

what is the best and least expensive wood you have used for

i would like to find a species of wood that carves good sands smooth easily and is inexpensive. Right now i am going to try aromatic cedar. the wood needs to be as clear as possible. i will be needing the final sized blanks to be around 6" wide 3 inches thick and 12 " in length can be mach...
by Michael Kowalczyk
Mon, Jun 22 2015, 6:32PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Is anyone using Autodesk Inventor successfully?
Replies: 12
Views: 7236

Re: Is anyone using Autodesk Inventor successfully?

yes I have and it still bust the budget. Looking at solid works now. can do most of what I need now and in the near future. lots of support just have to make sure the cam side is what i want. will look at bobCAD for SW and compare to master cam for SW
by Michael Kowalczyk
Tue, Jun 16 2015, 5:31PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Is anyone using Autodesk Inventor successfully?
Replies: 12
Views: 7236

Re: Is anyone using Autodesk Inventor successfully?

Hey Forest, Downloaded inventor pro 2016 and woodwork add on very interesting capabilities. joinery options are unlimited except for CNC limitations or you will need a 5 axis or manual labor to complete a sliding dove tail will be doing a another webinar on Tuesday next week with both options and CA...
by Michael Kowalczyk
Mon, Jun 15 2015, 6:33PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Is anyone using Autodesk Inventor successfully?
Replies: 12
Views: 7236

Re: Is anyone using Autodesk Inventor successfully?

I looked at Topsolid at the last IWF. They have a woodworking module that is one of the coolest programs I've seen in a long time. Basically its a 3D modeling program with industry specific features like custom joinery. The cam side is built in. I don't have any idea as to cost but its worth a look...
by Michael Kowalczyk
Mon, Jun 15 2015, 1:28PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Is anyone using Autodesk Inventor successfully?
Replies: 12
Views: 7236

Re: Is anyone using Autodesk Inventor successfully?

Were you looking at this for a 3 D modeling solution? What software are you using with it for the Tool pathing? I have been looking at Solidworks for 3D modeling. For either one you still need a separate tool path software. I was hoping that since Auto Desk bought Artcam they woud venture into tool...
by Michael Kowalczyk
Fri, Jun 12 2015, 3:18PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Is anyone using Autodesk Inventor successfully?
Replies: 12
Views: 7236

Is anyone using Autodesk Inventor successfully?

just checking to see if anyone using Autodesk Inventor successfully with your thermwood?
by Michael Kowalczyk
Mon, Jun 08 2015, 6:17PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Buying '94 Thermwood C53 and could use some advice
Replies: 5
Views: 3012

Re: Buying '94 Thermwood C53 and could use some advice

i would not use DXF file unless absolutely necessary. DWG is a better file . less segments machine runs smoother. just my Humble opinion. With the money you save you can get a new controller GEN 2 and be up and running. if it is a belt driven motor call Thermwood to see what it would take to upgrade...
by Michael Kowalczyk
Wed, May 27 2015, 2:39PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: CS45 Ram Upgrade
Replies: 8
Views: 3370

Re: CS45 Ram Upgrade

your issue sounds like something i have encountered. make sure the file you are accessing is not buried in multiple folders or has a long file name. keep it in the part folder and clip the name if possible. let us know if the ram solves the problems.
thank you
by Michael Kowalczyk
Tue, Mar 17 2015, 2:56PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: A cardboard box
Replies: 10
Views: 4574

Re: A cardboard box

a smaller blade will be needed to fit in an ATC tool holder exzacto maybe but then it will mean more $$$$$ and possible breakage and inconsistency in alignment. I personally don't like the creaser they offer. it ether means you have to buy 2 drag knife set ups because the creaser wheel is manually m...

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