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by Mark Hesketh
Mon, Jan 08 2007, 11:34AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: editing dovetail drawers
Replies: 7
Views: 4438

that's what i thought. sigh. now i have to explain that to the computer illiterates...
by Mark Hesketh
Mon, Jan 08 2007, 11:21AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: editing dovetail drawers
Replies: 7
Views: 4438

editing dovetail drawers

is there any way to edit a part of a dovetail drawer? we use anti-slam hardware that requires a couple of cutouts in the bottom of the front of the drawer box. is there any way to edit that part so that the machine will cut those out for us? They would be through-cuts about 2 inches wide each, an in...
by Mark Hesketh
Tue, Jan 02 2007, 11:09AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: machine is freezing on me
Replies: 2
Views: 1431

i have had problems like this in the past. often it is due to the sensor on one of the popup pins not registering the pin as being down. the machine will not opperate if it thinks the popup pins are still up. give the pins a little flick, and if that doesn't work, maybe adjust the sensor a hair (ver...
by Mark Hesketh
Tue, Jan 02 2007, 7:31AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: mdf paint doors
Replies: 10
Views: 3966

machines sitting idle? Gasp! I am usually in here 9-10 hours every day running the machine the entire time and still manage to fall behind more often than not... I dream of days to let the machine rest :lol:
by Mark Hesketh
Fri, Dec 22 2006, 11:02AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: z axis out of bounds???
Replies: 4
Views: 3378

yeah, so apparently the problem has something to do tih ecabs. I went back and regenerated the problem cabinet and reposted the job and it seems to be working fine now.

hope you all enjoyed my drama :oops:
by Mark Hesketh
Fri, Dec 22 2006, 10:32AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: z axis out of bounds???
Replies: 4
Views: 3378

ok, after some more examination, it turns out that the problem is not with the entire job, but just with the gables for one cabinet in the job... just happens to be the first thing it wants to drill. the rest of the code appears to be alright. so now i am guessing that this is som eproblem in commun...
by Mark Hesketh
Fri, Dec 22 2006, 10:00AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: z axis out of bounds???
Replies: 4
Views: 3378

more on this problem... it appears to be a problem with the version 10 update. a job that was compiled before i updated still runs fine, but the job compiled after the update craps out every time. the \"z axis out of bounds\" is apparently happening because it wants to drill the holes 11.7...
by Mark Hesketh
Fri, Dec 22 2006, 9:01AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: z axis out of bounds???
Replies: 4
Views: 3378

z axis out of bounds???

for some reason today, the router doesn't like me too much. it cut one sheet fine, but as soon as it tries to run the next sheet, i get a \"z axis out of bounds\" error as soon as it tries to drill the first hole. i have done everything i can think of, including deleting the gang-drill fro...
by Mark Hesketh
Tue, Dec 05 2006, 8:20AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: 32 mm Dowel system
Replies: 7
Views: 2928

just to be clear, i didn't mean that the blind dado option is un-usable or anything. merely that we have encountered problems with it in comparision with our dowel opperations. and there is no way that the bean-counters here would ever move away from particle board. i do love the fact that i don't h...
by Mark Hesketh
Mon, Dec 04 2006, 7:19AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: 32 mm Dowel system
Replies: 7
Views: 2928

i gotta agree with Nick. we tried switching over to the blind dado method for a while, but ran into all sorts of small problems. things like the tenon would be made just a little too loose, or the problem where with the blind dadoes you have no ability to cheat on your clamping time. we found that t...
by Mark Hesketh
Sat, Nov 18 2006, 7:18AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Rolling Nest OffFall Problem
Replies: 3
Views: 1254

i get this kind of thing all the time. most often it breaks that thin leg off while it is trying to save it. since it will never nest anything in that little piece anyways, i just break it off and ignore it. just one of those little things that makes me shake my head at the machine.
by Mark Hesketh
Mon, Nov 13 2006, 3:19PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: router is double-drilling
Replies: 2
Views: 1435

router is double-drilling

i posted this in the ecabs forum, but after some more thought, figured it might be a problem with the control nesting software. the problem is that some of my holes will get drilled twice. random holes (as far as i can tell) are having the drill drop twice into them in quick succession. i have only ...
by Mark Hesketh
Wed, Nov 08 2006, 11:44AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: error logs?
Replies: 1
Views: 1007

error logs?

when CN errors out and crashes during a nest, it tells me that an error log has been generated... where do i find that error log?
by Mark Hesketh
Wed, Nov 01 2006, 1:18PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: pump problems
Replies: 8
Views: 2446

just as an update to this issue... had to call in the service guys this morning as the pumps kept failing on me every couple of minutes. apparently it was the main switch which had blown, and had burned through the wiring. apparently the only time it was working today was when it was able to arc acr...
by Mark Hesketh
Mon, Oct 30 2006, 5:14PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: pump problems
Replies: 8
Views: 2446

thanks for all the help guys.

what a surprise, the electricians played hooky for a day and i had no problems. think i will throw something at them the next time my pumps fail. :twisted:

thanks again

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