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by Mark Hesketh
Mon, May 26 2008, 8:08AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Machine Placement
Replies: 5
Views: 1150

Re: Machine Placement

As far as machine placement goes, you need to ensure that you have enough space around the machine to easilly load and unload materials/parts. I find that I walk around the machine all the time to get parts from the other side. Watch where you place the vacuum pumps. The exhaust should not be pointe...
by Mark Hesketh
Wed, May 14 2008, 6:01AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: corner cabinet stretcher issue
Replies: 2
Views: 790

Re: corner cabinet stretcher issue

I hadn't seen that. Thanks Joe, I will take a look.
by Mark Hesketh
Tue, May 13 2008, 9:06AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: corner cabinet stretcher issue
Replies: 2
Views: 790

corner cabinet stretcher issue

is there a way to set the machine to recognize the fact that a stretcher for a corner cabinet is actually a small part and should therefore get a multiple pass? When I make corner-front base corner cabinets, I use 4" wide top stretchers. The overall area covered by the part from extreme corner ...
by Mark Hesketh
Thu, Feb 14 2008, 10:28AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: constraints errasing themselves
Replies: 1
Views: 342

constraints errasing themselves

I've had a few really large jobs to create over the last week, and have found that many of the cabinets I insert into the batch job will drop the constraints I have added at some point. I have had to go back and edit a few cabinets to different heights or depths, but get frustrated because often all...
by Mark Hesketh
Tue, Jan 08 2008, 7:11AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Upper angle end cab
Replies: 27
Views: 3062

Re: Upper angle end cab

Wow... I completely missed the second page to this post when I replied to it yesterday...

Pay no attention to it... I apparently was still on vacation (a mental one at least)
by Mark Hesketh
Mon, Jan 07 2008, 8:00AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Upper angle end cab
Replies: 27
Views: 3062

Re: Upper angle end cab

for that you can always create manual holes and constrain them on the back... might just want to do the same on the side as well to ensure that they will always line up. Takes a little longer on the initial set-up, but might be faster than trying to Macgyver another solution :)
by Mark Hesketh
Mon, Jan 07 2008, 7:53AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Constraint Manager Help/Bug
Replies: 12
Views: 2275

Re: Constraint Manager Help/Bug

I have run into this problem before as well. It seems that if two constraint points exist in the exact same 2-dimensional location, the points are viewed as being exactly the same point. If I remember right, I got around this by offsetting one of the features by 1/16", or by 1mm, or some small ...
by Mark Hesketh
Wed, Dec 05 2007, 9:11AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: heart attack(almost)
Replies: 8
Views: 1802

We ran into a similar incident a while ago... but it was because I had accidentally entered a wrong value in Panelmetrix and plunged my 2\" dia pocket cutter right through my 1-1/4\" mdf and through the spacer board and into the spoilboard... and it still tried to cut the pocket... so the ...
by Mark Hesketh
Fri, Nov 23 2007, 9:34AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Peaceful and quiet today
Replies: 6
Views: 910

lol :lol:
by Mark Hesketh
Fri, Nov 23 2007, 9:31AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Tooling Error
Replies: 13
Views: 2274

make sure that you have your tools set to interpolate, and that the interpolate diameter is sufficiently large enough to be able to run through the holes you are making. That's if it's the holes causing the problems and not the dadoes. Do you have your 3/8 bit set up as your pocketing tool in the se...
by Mark Hesketh
Fri, Nov 23 2007, 7:20AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Peaceful and quiet today
Replies: 6
Views: 910

Thanks Dan, I did... over a month ago!

You silly Americans can't even get the date for Thanksgiving right. Sheesh!

lol 8)

Happy Thanksgiving all
by Mark Hesketh
Fri, Nov 23 2007, 7:16AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Tooling Error
Replies: 13
Views: 2274

is this a dxf file that you are trying to cut? I'm pretty sure that when you set your layer names for different opperations in autocad, you need to specify not only the depth of the opperation, but the diameter of the tool that is doing it. If you set the wrong diameter of tool, it won't be able to ...
by Mark Hesketh
Fri, Nov 23 2007, 7:12AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: male dovetail tool snapping
Replies: 11
Views: 1355

ah yes, I keep forgetting about the order of the tools. Don't have any time for the next week at least to play with drawers, but I will have to give that a shot when I get the chance.

Thanks again Forrest and Ryan
by Mark Hesketh
Thu, Nov 22 2007, 8:25AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: male dovetail tool snapping
Replies: 11
Views: 1355

alright. Thanks guys. I will place an order for a couple of 1/4 compression bits. Forrest, how are you forcing the machine to pick your 3/8 bit for cutting the tails to thickness? My machine only will if it is one that has been sharpened a couple of times and has a smaller diameter, otherwise it alw...
by Mark Hesketh
Wed, Nov 21 2007, 3:21PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: male dovetail tool snapping
Replies: 11
Views: 1355

ok, set the material thickness setting so that it would use my 1/2\" outline tool to hog out around the tails... only problem is that the outline tool cut too far. It took off the tips of the tails, and made nicks in the body of the drawer box part. I checked my diameters and they are right. I ...

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