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by Tommy Wieler
Mon, Sep 20 2021, 4:37PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Override Tool Life timer
Replies: 4
Views: 281

Re: Override Tool Life timer

Great workaround, thanks Clint!
by Tommy Wieler
Mon, Sep 20 2021, 12:48PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Override Tool Life timer
Replies: 4
Views: 281

Override Tool Life timer

Is there a line of code that I can insert to temporarily override the tool life timer? I would like to disable the timer on my morning warmup routine. I wrote a little program that picks up a tool and runs it for 8 minutes with the spindle speed increasing over the duration of the program, and I don...
by Tommy Wieler
Wed, Sep 15 2021, 9:43AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Restart halfway through a sheet
Replies: 6
Views: 6056

Re: Restart halfway through a sheet

never mind, i just figured it out. thanks!
by Tommy Wieler
Wed, Sep 15 2021, 9:11AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Restart halfway through a sheet
Replies: 6
Views: 6056

Re: Restart halfway through a sheet

You have to start the program from the beginning and go through the wasteboard setting as well as pop the pins up. Should be on a "pins down" (M62L8 on my machine) command. Do a line search to the sheet you want to cut on, start at the same "pins down" line of code to get the sh...
by Tommy Wieler
Fri, Sep 10 2021, 8:12AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Flycut routine request
Replies: 2
Views: 239

Re: Flycut routine request

Our workaround: set the "Amount to remove" to 0 when flycutting the second wasteboard. Quick and easy.
by Tommy Wieler
Fri, Aug 20 2021, 2:47PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Ramp-in location
Replies: 0
Views: 418

Ramp-in location

I noticed that when using Conventional with Outline Non-Final Pass Climb, the ramp in location is set so that the END of the ramp is located at the corner of the part. When using the single-pass outline cuts, the BEGINNING of the ramp is set at the corner of the part. I would love to be able to comb...
by Tommy Wieler
Wed, Jul 28 2021, 2:56PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Flip ops not aligning
Replies: 3
Views: 843

Re: Flip ops not aligning

UPDATE:
Discovered part of the problem, at least. Our pop-up pins appear to have been knocked out of alignment. I'm guessing that once we've corrected this, it'll be easier to rectify the rest of the problem.
by Tommy Wieler
Wed, Jul 28 2021, 8:21AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Flip ops not aligning
Replies: 3
Views: 843

Flip ops not aligning

Greetings all! Looking for anyone that has some advice for me on how to get flip ops to cut correctly. A number of years ago, our machine cut flip ops beautifully. But something seems to have gotten out of alignment. Dados that get cut on the B side are misaligned by about 1.5 - 2mm. If anyone can p...
by Tommy Wieler
Mon, Jun 28 2021, 2:59PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Feature Idea
Replies: 1
Views: 822

Feature Idea

Just an idea I had...
Add a line of code when the machine calls a tool, it first checks the "used tool life" number for that tool, and if it is 0, it automatically measures the tool before continuing with the program.
by Tommy Wieler
Tue, Dec 15 2020, 8:21AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Controlling the Ramp-in Location
Replies: 2
Views: 2615

Re: Controlling the Ramp-in Location

Thanks for the suggestion!
by Tommy Wieler
Tue, Dec 08 2020, 12:40PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Controlling the Ramp-in Location
Replies: 2
Views: 2615

Controlling the Ramp-in Location

Greetings all! Does anyone here know if it's possible to control where the machine ramps in on an outline cut? For example, when we're cutting finished gables out of MDF, and it ramps in on the front edge of the part, it leaves a little "dig" where the tool pulls back out after the outline...
by Tommy Wieler
Tue, Nov 03 2020, 11:36AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Request... again!
Replies: 0
Views: 2670

Request... again!

Sorry, it's me again, with another feature request. Some materials we cut tend to chip out easier when cutting across the grain, such as some oak veneers, or even solid wood. Would be fantastic to have an option similar to the one that already exists in the settings dialog, "% Full Feed for Thr...
by Tommy Wieler
Sat, Oct 03 2020, 10:10AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Feature Request
Replies: 4
Views: 3520

Re: Feature Request

Excellent point, Joe! I'm in exactly the same shoes.
by Tommy Wieler
Thu, Oct 01 2020, 8:08AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Feature Request
Replies: 4
Views: 3520

Feature Request

We already have the ability to rotate offal sheets. Am wondering if it would be possible to also add the ability to flip/mirror offal sheets in the Add Sheets window? Sometimes we need to flip a sheet over, which renders the saved offal of that sheet useless, and we need to enter it manually.
by Tommy Wieler
Tue, Sep 01 2020, 7:34AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: spoil sheet support for a MTR Thermwood
Replies: 6
Views: 4661

Re: spoil sheet support for a MTR Thermwood

Instead of investing in a push-off bar, try building a table the same height as the CNC table. Then just use two waste boards. As soon as one sheet is done cutting, push the whole wasteboard off onto the neighboring table, then place the second wasteboard onto the machine and keep cutting while you'...

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