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by Mark Hesketh
Wed, Nov 21 2007, 11:32AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: male dovetail tool snapping
Replies: 11
Views: 1200

male dovetail tool snapping

I am having trouble with cutting some dovetail drawers today. I have just replaced the 1/4 dia downshear bit which is used for the male dovetails for the 5th time over 5 sheets of drawer parts. The bit keeps snapping right at the collet. I even replaced the collet after the second one snapped, there...
by Mark Hesketh
Wed, Nov 21 2007, 9:55AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Construction Settings -
Replies: 14
Views: 1520

to continue a little further from where Dan was heading... The joinery options depend on how the part is constructed. ie does the top connect to the sides, or do the sides connect to the top. If you change the placement so that the Top is flush, it should open those boxes to select the joinery for t...
by Mark Hesketh
Wed, Nov 21 2007, 7:23AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Closed Contour
Replies: 17
Views: 1706

Hey Russell Another way to make sure that it is a closed contour is to trim all the points where lines intersect. Pick \"trim two entities\" and then select either line at every intersection. I believe that it will give you the \"closed contour\" error even if you just have line ...
by Mark Hesketh
Wed, Nov 21 2007, 7:12AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Grouping Parts
Replies: 2
Views: 1090

Are you using the \"group\" function in ecabs? As far as I understand it, whichever order you enter the fronts in the grouping function, that is the order that they will be grouped in when nesting. In other words, make sure you \"add to group\" front 1,2, then 3. Otherwise, if yo...
by Mark Hesketh
Tue, Nov 13 2007, 2:06PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: corner dovetail drawers...?
Replies: 7
Views: 806

Thanks Todd I ended up entering a dovetail drawer without a front, then creating a second drawer with just a side and back(which they can use as the 2 front pieces). The guys in Specials Dept will just have to cut some miters and pin them together... and cut the bottom to fit. Shouldn't be a big pro...
by Mark Hesketh
Tue, Nov 13 2007, 8:55AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: corner dovetail drawers...?
Replies: 7
Views: 806

corner dovetail drawers...?

is there a way to create dovetail drawers for a corner unit (inside corner), where the drawers pull-out 45 degrees to the cabinets on either side of it? So basically it would end up being a 5-sided drawer, with 2 fronts which extend back into the drawer box? I know it won't be possible to create a d...
by Mark Hesketh
Mon, Nov 12 2007, 4:26PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: CNC info for school!
Replies: 2
Views: 668

CNC Automation located in St. Zotique Que. sells Thermwoods. I am sure they would be more than happy to talk with you about the machines. Their website is http://www.cncautomation.com/default.htm
by Mark Hesketh
Wed, Nov 07 2007, 11:16AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: How much is too much for shipping cost?
Replies: 18
Views: 2255

Hey Denis... remember that it's actually much cheaper than usual with the Canadian Dollar so high right now! Order as much from the States as you can. :)
by Mark Hesketh
Wed, Nov 07 2007, 7:48AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Parts cutting errors
Replies: 3
Views: 494

not sure if it might be a similar event or not, but I ran a bunch of dovetail drawers a couple of weeks ago and the bottom for one drawer came out short by about 1/2\", and the sides for a second drawer were short by about the same. They were different width drawers, so I didn't just mix up the...
by Mark Hesketh
Wed, Nov 07 2007, 7:43AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: stripped down CN for testing?
Replies: 12
Views: 1622

Hey Greg, for something like that (which could be quite useful) I think there would have to be some sort of network connection and communication between the supercontrol and the desktop so that the desktop is updated with tool sizes and other settings. I would love to be able to share offcuts betwee...
by Mark Hesketh
Wed, Nov 07 2007, 7:36AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Nest Button
Replies: 3
Views: 637

by this do you mean to be able to nest horizontally or vertically?
by Mark Hesketh
Mon, Oct 29 2007, 6:24AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: resharpened bits...
Replies: 6
Views: 860

be careful that you don't over-use the bits before sending them for sharpening. What I mean is when the bits get really hot for a long time, they tend to make the metal soft, and no matter how much you try to re-sharpen them, they just won't be able to hold the edge for long. Our guys have been pret...
by Mark Hesketh
Thu, Oct 25 2007, 6:40AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Control Nesting: Printing the \"Load\" Tree
Replies: 9
Views: 1018

sorry for the confusion Doug... what you are telling me to do is what I have done... but it was several revisions ago that I last tried it, so maybe it will work for me now. I will have to give it another try. I haven't tried your new labels yet, it is also on the list of things to get to. Greg, sor...
by Mark Hesketh
Wed, Oct 24 2007, 9:21AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Control Nesting: Printing the \"Load\" Tree
Replies: 9
Views: 1018

Doug. I have several cabinets in my library that have multiple shelves that are slightly different depending on where they lie within the cabinet. For some reason, if I am to loose any part in a cut batch, it tends to be one of these shelves from a corner cabinet... machine always nests them on a 45...
by Mark Hesketh
Wed, Oct 24 2007, 6:55AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Control Nesting: Printing the \"Load\" Tree
Replies: 9
Views: 1018

Michael/Greg: when you hit the print button, there is a new button (new a few updates ago) for \"sheet settings\". click on this and there is an option box for printing part width and length. this will add the dimensions to the nest sheet printouts. and as Doug mentioned, he has created a ...

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