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by Stuart Douglas
Thu, Sep 16 2021, 7:28AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Off-Fall Cut-through Depth.
Replies: 1
Views: 155

Re: Off-Fall Cut-through Depth.

David, FWIW this is my personal experience re: off fall cut depth. The off-fall perimeter cuts are often on the edge of the work material and the outside edge of the cut line is not "supported" by work vacuumed down to the waste board. This will leave a "furry" edge that appears ...
by Stuart Douglas
Mon, Feb 08 2021, 7:24AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Counter top joins
Replies: 3
Views: 2829

Re: Counter top joins

Doing the bull nose with the profile modeler? Sounds like a recipe for disaster. You could conceivably cut the bull nose on the router with a set of vacuum pods (lifts the work from the work surface) and the correct bit, but I thought you'd cut it before it get postformed? My understanding of the pr...
by Stuart Douglas
Thu, Feb 04 2021, 7:18AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Counter top joins
Replies: 3
Views: 2829

Re: Counter top joins

The process I use, YMMV: tops that are rectangles: cut on the saw. no sense in tying up the router for this. our saw is not fully integrated for this, so I make a quick excel doc (attached) and draw them with the borders for cells. probably not the fastest but very clear for the assembly crew. Tops ...
by Stuart Douglas
Tue, Feb 02 2021, 7:47AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: An Active Forum is a Strong Forum
Replies: 17
Views: 8279

Re: An Active Forum is a Strong Forum

sry guys guess i shrank those images too far to meet the attachment size parameters :oops: The cabinet file should still be good!
by Stuart Douglas
Tue, Feb 02 2021, 7:36AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: An Active Forum is a Strong Forum
Replies: 17
Views: 8279

Re: An Active Forum is a Strong Forum

Hi Stuart (After working through similar problems in eCabS, I too can attest to the absolutely USELESS error messages. If the dialog told me... ...but don't be shy, please post those files, post the error messages, tell us what you were doing to gum it up... ...awesome, Its the little glitches that...
by Stuart Douglas
Mon, Feb 01 2021, 3:48PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: An Active Forum is a Strong Forum
Replies: 17
Views: 8279

Re: An Active Forum is a Strong Forum

After working through similar problems in eCabS, I too can attest to the absolutely USELESS error messages. If the dialog told me what damn rabbit to chase, then I would gladly do it. As others had stated, It's usually operator error, and all you need is a clue about which part or operation or const...
by Stuart Douglas
Thu, Sep 17 2020, 12:05PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: pasted parts in CN
Replies: 2
Views: 2918

Re: pasted parts in CN

Clint, Good to know, I guess I've been well enough off to never have to do anything but resize that window in CN. It seems strange to me that a pasted part wouldn't index to a corner of the work or a corner of the machine. Or even the center. I often don't realize the paste action has completed unti...
by Stuart Douglas
Wed, Sep 16 2020, 10:14AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: pasted parts in CN
Replies: 2
Views: 2918

pasted parts in CN

If I load a nest of parts, and nest on some off-fall, often the last part or two will land on its own sheet because of a strange nest. No problem, i can manually cut that piece from the final sheet and nest it manually on one of the previous sheets. Problem is when I paste it, it often ends up off t...
by Stuart Douglas
Mon, Aug 24 2020, 7:35AM
Forum: Thermwood 5-Axis Machinery
Topic: Cut Quality Issue with Thermwood 90 and Mastercam
Replies: 3
Views: 7499

Re: Cut Quality Issue with Thermwood 90 and Mastercam

Lurker here, Curious to know if this was diagnosed. It looks to me like the flutter from insufficient fixturing or the geometry of the curve being broken into line segments (polyline, spline, curve). None of my business, but curious to see what the remedy was. Thanks.
by Stuart Douglas
Tue, Jun 30 2020, 3:37PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Make a MDF door with a flat "raise"
Replies: 5
Views: 4265

Re: Make a MDF door with a flat "raise"

Maybe it's a protocol problem, I was profiling first, then pocketing. It couldn't make a pocket that touched the profile. I'll try to see if this works tomorrow, Thanks.
by Stuart Douglas
Tue, Jun 30 2020, 2:43PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Make a MDF door with a flat "raise"
Replies: 5
Views: 4265

Make a MDF door with a flat "raise"

I'm struggling with an MDF door that is supposed to look like a five piece. I want the interior edge of the frame bits to have a profile, and the panel to be flat. I can't seem to create a tool that makes the panel flat and recessed across the whole field of the panel, and I cant seem to fudge it by...
by Stuart Douglas
Thu, Apr 16 2020, 10:25AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: "Air cut"
Replies: 5
Views: 5162

Re: "Air cut"

That's the brilliant answer I was looking for. I should have know this intuitively; I often manually change the wasteboard thickness in tune with changes in the weather so as to keep from rutting up the spoilboard too deeply. Thanks to everyone!! :beer:
by Stuart Douglas
Wed, Apr 15 2020, 3:55PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: "Air cut"
Replies: 5
Views: 5162

"Air cut"

I've been asked by our CabinetVision integrator if I know how to "air-cut". I have never done this before on our thermwood, and don't really know if there is a quick and dirty setting somewhere in control nesting to do so. My first instinct is to just change the Z offset for the program, t...
by Stuart Douglas
Wed, Apr 15 2020, 8:30AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: What is wrong with this cabinet?
Replies: 15
Views: 12645

Re: What is wrong with this cabinet?

Rob, for some reason your cabinet has two left ends???? I think that's your issue. When I grab the one and delete it, another one is revealed. How on earth do you even GET two left ends? :shock: Also, If we can have two left ends, then that might solve some cabinet conundrums I've had trouble desig...
by Stuart Douglas
Wed, Apr 01 2020, 12:08PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Cutting Plexi glass
Replies: 3
Views: 4167

Re: Cutting Plexi glass

Not trying to be obtuse, but there are two general types of Plexi, cast and extruded I think. They both machine a bit different, but if your edge finish isn't critical, then it won't likely matter for you. I use these settings for a 3/8" O flute mirror finish Onsrud bit (62-733). 100IPM feed, 1...

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