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by Rob Davis
Fri, Jun 29 2018, 4:12PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Y axis Out of bounds
Replies: 12
Views: 331

Re: Y axis Out of bounds

All, thanks for the feedback. So you know, this issue was a tool comp issue in the program. Apparently the automatic tool comp adjustment was not doing something properly. In Mastercam, we can either use the tool diameter actually in the machine or we can hard code the tool diameter before we post t...
by Rob Davis
Wed, Jun 20 2018, 3:17PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Y axis Out of bounds
Replies: 12
Views: 331

Re: Y axis Out of bounds

Thomas, ours is older machine and not set like that but we do have a wire chase similar and we will check. However, Thermwood had me turn off tool comp and program runs like a dream, even though we ran it 4" above table. Not in wiring likely.
by Rob Davis
Wed, Jun 20 2018, 12:39PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Y axis Out of bounds
Replies: 12
Views: 331

Re: Y axis Out of bounds

Thomas, thanks for the suggestion. In the picture, where did you take it? Are these wires in the spindle head or under the table?
by Rob Davis
Wed, Jun 20 2018, 6:25AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Y axis Out of bounds
Replies: 12
Views: 331

Re: Y axis Out of bounds

Tim, Thanks for the reply. It is same spot every time. I actually took chain out of program and it advanced but now hangs on another chain some 50 chains later, same issue. Took that out and advanced another ways through prorgam. I have Thermwood looking at it and sent all the files. I wondered if a...
by Rob Davis
Mon, Jun 18 2018, 1:02PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Y axis Out of bounds
Replies: 12
Views: 331

Y axis Out of bounds

Has anybody got any insight into why we could be running along machining a part where there are several of same part on a sheet and all at once we get "Y axis out of bounds"? It is in the middle of the sheet, we get about 60 pcs per sheet and it is the same one every time. It is in the 5th...
by Rob Davis
Wed, Jan 31 2018, 8:03AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Temp folder error
Replies: 5
Views: 614

Re: Temp folder error

Thanks, Tim. I've tried that but no luck. It is strange.
by Rob Davis
Tue, Jan 30 2018, 8:07AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Temp folder error
Replies: 5
Views: 614

Re: Temp folder error

And, I can take twd file to machine and it nests fine.
My next step is to uninstall and re-install
by Rob Davis
Tue, Jan 30 2018, 7:47AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Temp folder error
Replies: 5
Views: 614

Temp folder error

Program runs OK until I go to nest a job. When I hit Nest, it does normally looking fo rduplicate parts, etc but then gives me an error message reading "Directory: c\programdata\thermwood\ecabinetsystems\. Cannot create the temporary sub-directory" and when I click OK to that it says "...
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: 2532

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: 2843

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: 1918

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: 6277

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: 4236

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: 4202

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: 6786

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.

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