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by Rob Davis
Mon, May 16 2016, 3:48PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Small part hold down on a nested bed
Replies: 5
Views: 2040

Re: Small part hold down on a nested bed

Neville,, we use the cnc to make carved cutting boards for our clients. We do it by making a blank of the same size for each one, cut the outline into a melamine sheet and then inserting the blank into the hole. The melamine holds tight and the blank fits tightly into the hole (use shims if necessar...
by Rob Davis
Wed, Mar 30 2016, 3:51PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Common stile between two cabinets
Replies: 5
Views: 2231

Re: Common stile between two cabinets

Greg, if I understand the situation correctly, we work around this by making a 72" wide cabinet and at each 24", we would put in two partitions, one tab right, one tab left and put the "gap" between them at 0.001". Software works as long as gap is some positive number but in...
by Rob Davis
Mon, Feb 15 2016, 12:45PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: parts nested
Replies: 3
Views: 1478

Re: parts nested

On the nesting page, go to "Filter" and take them out by clicking in box. Then re-nest the job.
by Rob Davis
Mon, Sep 14 2015, 1:22PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: keyboard trackpad
Replies: 7
Views: 5443

Re: keyboard trackpad

Stuart, ours tends to do this in very humid weather. Not sure if in hardware or just the surface and finger dirt. Best success we have had is to restart things after we get to stopping point. Dust on pad or fingers is a problem too. We have been living with this for a long time and it is not getting...
by Rob Davis
Fri, Jul 10 2015, 6:04PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: what is the best and least expensive wood you have used for
Replies: 5
Views: 3564

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

Michael,
Basswood is our choice and is great carving wood, no splinters, light and machines like butter. It is less $ than maple where we are. It is really soft though so handling is key after carving.
Hope your project goes well.
by Rob Davis
Thu, Dec 11 2014, 12:32PM
Forum: Lounge
Topic: YouBuild status
Replies: 3
Views: 3383

Re: YouBuild status

Neville, You Build died a couple months ago. We signed to be a cut center but never got an order. I think the concept is sound but word never got out it existed so no customers. I think Thermwood has offered their new concept Cut Center so people could go into a store who owns a Thermwood, plug in t...
by Rob Davis
Mon, Sep 08 2014, 2:18PM
Forum: Lounge
Topic: How many cabinet makers out there?
Replies: 7
Views: 5328

Re: How many cabinet makers out there?

David, been using eCabs and making cabinets since 2003. I fall into Will's Owner category and so I personally haven't made too many cabinets recently. I do my fair share of programming though. And we check the Forum pretty much daily because we learn a lot from it.
by Rob Davis
Thu, Jun 26 2014, 8:42AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: jagged arcs
Replies: 3
Views: 1389

Re: jagged arcs

Thanks Brad. Tried on a couple letters and look good. Will give it a try on all of it this weekend.
by Rob Davis
Tue, Jun 24 2014, 4:01PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: jagged arcs
Replies: 3
Views: 1389

jagged arcs

I had a customer send me his lettering files. He is an architect and is using some modified font instead of pre-loaded one so he sent them in Autocad file, I converted them in Mastercam and went to cut them. The arcs are now a lot of jagged straight sections instead of a smooth arc. Do I need to use...
by Rob Davis
Mon, Mar 17 2014, 2:47PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Machining Pocket Screws
Replies: 6
Views: 2436

Re: Machining Pocket Screws

Solution: Scott was most helpful as always. My error was I did not read the manual for this new feature. I needed to name tools for this and when I did, success. Go to Thermwood/software manuals/control nesting and then look up "pocketscrew" and it will guide you through it. It is not over...
by Rob Davis
Sat, Mar 15 2014, 10:42AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Machining Pocket Screws
Replies: 6
Views: 2436

Re: Machining Pocket Screws

Forrest, maybe stupid question but do I need to include the quotation marks on the name "pocketscrew"?
by Rob Davis
Sat, Mar 15 2014, 10:40AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Machining Pocket Screws
Replies: 6
Views: 2436

Re: Machining Pocket Screws

Forrest, Thanks for the reply. We outline with a 3/8 tool so I set up a second 3/8 tool to do the pocketscrew. I have it checked for rout/dado, drill, interpolate, and pocket. I think I did as told by going to Operation List in CN and there is the option to name a tool operation and I entered "...
by Rob Davis
Fri, Mar 14 2014, 12:31PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Machining Pocket Screws
Replies: 6
Views: 2436

Machining Pocket Screws

All, Tried our first pocket screw joinery on a small test cabinet. It did not make the pockets. It drilled the 1/8" hole for the step and it drilled, retracted to above the surface and then angled out to what should have been a pocket but it was in space above the sheet. It never made the actua...
by Rob Davis
Fri, Nov 22 2013, 5:07PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Version 6.0 Build 11
Replies: 9
Views: 2432

Re: Version 6.0 Build 11

Am getting "data execution prevention" which stops download and shuts down computer. I successfully loaded this once and after "verifying" license, it killed my whole computer and went to safe mode. Suggestions?
by Rob Davis
Thu, Oct 31 2013, 8:04AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Offset at end of tenon
Replies: 4
Views: 1948

Re: Offset at end of tenon

brad,
we use a 3/8 compression tool to outline. The dado is done by either the same tool or a 1/4" straight tool or a 3/16 straight cutter, depending on the "width" of the tenon. The material is 3/4 plywood with actual thickness of 0.726" on average.

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