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by Rob Davis
Mon, Sep 03 2012, 9:47AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Spindle Shaft Replacement
Replies: 21
Views: 8124

Re: Spindle Shaft Replacement

Neville, Since we are in the Northern Hemisphere, our machine does not need to be bolted to the earth to keep it from falling off like yours on bottom of the globe. To avoid having to lay on your back on the floor or table, you could maybe just loosen the thing and let it drift off the Earth so you ...
by Rob Davis
Sun, Sep 02 2012, 8:30PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Spindle Shaft Replacement
Replies: 21
Views: 8124

Re: Spindle Shaft Replacement

Neville, Thermwood sent me detailed instructions that included photos of every step and everything marked pretty clearly. Even we figured it out. Just ask them to send the instructions if you ever need a spindle. Make sure you have metric and english allen wrenches.
by Rob Davis
Tue, Aug 28 2012, 10:18PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Spindle Shaft Replacement
Replies: 21
Views: 8124

Re: Spindle Shaft Replacement

Josh - I am sure your spindles had more hours than ours. We are about a 4-6 hours per day run time operation on cnc. Forrest - For our $3000+ USD, we got a REBUILT spindle and a $500 core credit when we returned our old one. Not sure if a new one is more or not? Never asked because I needed a spindl...
by Rob Davis
Sat, Aug 25 2012, 4:53PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Spindle Shaft Replacement
Replies: 21
Views: 8124

Spindle Shaft Replacement

For what it is worth, maybe a help to somebody else, we have a CS40 that we bought in 2003 and really never had a breakdown. Months ago we started hearing a little "clack" when the tool released during a change. Never thought much about it. Then we started getting more than normal amounts ...
by Rob Davis
Tue, Jul 03 2012, 8:51PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Re: Bringing Furniture Business to Cabinetmakers
Replies: 19
Views: 13401

Re: Bringing Furniture Business to Cabinetmakers

Ken, got my email today and signed up immediately. I think this could be a way to improve our business and hope we can learn more and maybe become a center. Thanks for including Thermwood owners in the process. Made in America! Happy Independnece Day, and let's fight for our independence this year! ...
by Rob Davis
Thu, Jun 07 2012, 6:19PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: melamine tooling
Replies: 8
Views: 3909

Re: melamine tooling

Will, I was in on that discussion and that is what warped my brain. "Going faster is better and keeps tools sharper longer" was what the counterintuitive reference was. It really made me take a hard look at the tools and speeds we were using. VERY helpful to us anyway, even though I have a...
by Rob Davis
Thu, Jun 07 2012, 6:41AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: melamine tooling
Replies: 8
Views: 3909

Re: melamine tooling

Scott, thanks for reply. When you say set max plunge to .25, will it then make 3 passes if I have a 0.625" deep rout? Daniel, thanks too for replying. We use comp bits whenever we can but going only .188 deep would be on the upshear portion and that is no good in melamine! I need to upgrade our...
by Rob Davis
Wed, Jun 06 2012, 3:21PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: melamine tooling
Replies: 8
Views: 3909

melamine tooling

We have historically used a 1/2" straight cutter to make routed holes for inlaying adjustable track into sides of cabinet. FWIW, the track we used is KV and rout is 0.188" deep x 0.635" wide so comp tool no good either. Anyway, we get little tiny chips of melamine as the tool wears an...
by Rob Davis
Fri, Jun 01 2012, 6:19AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Operator Training
Replies: 3
Views: 3152

Re: Operator Training

Fred, we are a small shop with only 14 employees. My operator and I share cutting duties and he cuts >75% and I cut some depending on how busy we are. My operator is responsible for all maintenance, greasing, filling oilers, housekeeping, etc. He also keeps tools sharp and changed as necessary. We d...
by Rob Davis
Sat, Apr 21 2012, 1:28PM
Forum: Lounge
Topic: 2 finger typists
Replies: 11
Views: 6790

Re: 2 finger typists

Al, I just hope this conversation with your wife didn't start with "Honey, I bet after 6 weeks I can type as fast as you..." You'll be eating those words along with doing the cooking!
by Rob Davis
Fri, Apr 20 2012, 12:19PM
Forum: Lounge
Topic: 2 finger typists
Replies: 11
Views: 6790

Re: 2 finger typists

Another thought: You better look up a recipe for crow.
by Rob Davis
Fri, Apr 20 2012, 12:18PM
Forum: Lounge
Topic: 2 finger typists
Replies: 11
Views: 6790

Re: 2 finger typists

Al, I know you are trying to learn typing but you better brush up on your cooking skills if you are anything like me!
by Rob Davis
Fri, Apr 20 2012, 12:15PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Hand Held Controller
Replies: 9
Views: 3965

Re: Hand Held Controller

Nicholas, we ordered our CS45 without one to trry and save some money and within a month or two ended up buying a hand held. We don't use it that often but it is vital to have it when you do need it. I suggest you get it.
Rob
by Rob Davis
Wed, Feb 15 2012, 4:50PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Poor edge quality
Replies: 33
Views: 11149

Re: Poor edge quality

Jason, excuse me if this seems like 2 elementary questions but here goes: 1) What effect is there if the chip load is too light (i.e. - running FPM too slowly for RPM per chart) as we know too much chip load = overheating, breaking tools, etc but is there a down side for running too slowly other tha...
by Rob Davis
Tue, Feb 14 2012, 8:32AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Poor edge quality
Replies: 33
Views: 11149

Re: Poor edge quality

Neville, I'd love some pictures as this is a new one on me and with our machine aging, we are trying to stay ahead fo the simple stuff to keep it runing well. Sounds liek these shoudl be checked from time to time, huh? I think I know to what you are refrencing but to make sure. Thanks in advance. ro...

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