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by Forrest Chapman
Fri, Oct 16 2015, 9:32AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Cnc is loading jobs slow and slow in general
Replies: 24
Views: 10741

Re: Cnc is loading jobs slow and slow in general

Chris, buy THM desktop for your computer and you will never look back. I think its $1k to start with and $200 a year renewal. I would assume you have a fairly robust computer for running ecabs or other design software so not only will it free up your router to just run code but control nest will pro...
by Forrest Chapman
Tue, Sep 22 2015, 10:03AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: pocket screws
Replies: 8
Views: 3716

Re: pocket screws

Tim, until then you can make a RTA hole pattern that is just a slot and apply it. It will cut it as a dado.

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by Forrest Chapman
Mon, Aug 31 2015, 5:34PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Drawer Standoffs and hardware PTN's
Replies: 5
Views: 2234

Re: Drawer Standoffs and hardware PTN's

The spacers I used have a wide base that allows for an extra wood screw to be placed in the top and bottom of it. The main screw gets it lined up and the others are for reinforcement. I'll see if I can find any and post a pic.

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by Forrest Chapman
Sun, Aug 30 2015, 10:16AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Drawer Standoffs and hardware PTN's
Replies: 5
Views: 2234

Re: Drawer Standoffs and hardware PTN's

Stuart, they do make some plastic blocks that have a hole in the center allowing for a 5mm screw to go all the way thru. This will allow you to use the same pattern as all the rest. The other thing you could do is create a pattern with the extra holes needed for the blocks and let it apply to both s...
by Forrest Chapman
Wed, Jul 15 2015, 8:48AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Drill adj shelf bottom for shelf pin
Replies: 13
Views: 3653

Re: Drill adj shelf bottom for shelf pin

Scratch that, it doesn't work.

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by Forrest Chapman
Wed, Jul 15 2015, 8:39AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Drill adj shelf bottom for shelf pin
Replies: 13
Views: 3653

Re: Drill adj shelf bottom for shelf pin

You can do this with an rta joint that has 5 holes instead of 1.

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by Forrest Chapman
Tue, Jul 14 2015, 11:54AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Drill adj shelf bottom for shelf pin
Replies: 13
Views: 3653

Re: Drill adj shelf bottom for shelf pin

You will have to do it as a part edit and then constrain them in Constraint manager.

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by Forrest Chapman
Tue, Jun 30 2015, 7:59AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Windows 10
Replies: 2
Views: 1569

Re: Windows 10

I was wondering if anyone was running 10. I'm going to wait for the official roll out which I think is end of July.

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by Forrest Chapman
Mon, Jun 22 2015, 10:27AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Is anyone using Autodesk Inventor successfully?
Replies: 12
Views: 8693

Re: Is anyone using Autodesk Inventor successfully?

Mike, it looks like "inventor for wood" is very similar to "topsolid for wood". Have you been quoted on it yet?

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by Forrest Chapman
Wed, Jun 17 2015, 12:08PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Is anyone using Autodesk Inventor successfully?
Replies: 12
Views: 8693

Re: Is anyone using Autodesk Inventor successfully?

Thanks Michael, will look into it myself. I would like to find a 3D modeling program to build my mdf door library in. I'm currently using CV and would like to dump the program.

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by Forrest Chapman
Mon, Jun 15 2015, 4:19PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Is anyone using Autodesk Inventor successfully?
Replies: 12
Views: 8693

Re: Is anyone using Autodesk Inventor successfully?

I looked at Topsolid at the last IWF. They have a woodworking module that is one of the coolest programs I've seen in a long time. Basically its a 3D modeling program with industry specific features like custom joinery. The cam side is built in. I don't have any idea as to cost but its worth a look ...
by Forrest Chapman
Sat, Jun 13 2015, 11:30AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Is anyone using Autodesk Inventor successfully?
Replies: 12
Views: 8693

Re: Is anyone using Autodesk Inventor successfully?

Michael, I have a friend that uses Inventor and seems to like it but doesn't cam or link to the machine with it. He sends me the files and I use solidworks and Bobcam for SWs to cam and send to machine. Solidworks is a very good program and I was able to learn it in a very short time. The Bobcam plu...
by Forrest Chapman
Wed, Jun 10 2015, 12:58PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Offfall numbers on nest printouts...
Replies: 6
Views: 3628

Re: Offfall numbers on nest printouts...

Hey Jeremy, in the meantime you can just put a number on your sheets in the order you added them. That's what I do.

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by Forrest Chapman
Mon, Jun 08 2015, 11:20AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Buying '94 Thermwood C53 and could use some advice
Replies: 5
Views: 3668

Re: Buying '94 Thermwood C53 and could use some advice

Bryan, it looks like things have been upgraded at some point as the 91000 controller didn't come out until early 2000's. It would be interesting to see if it has a belt driven spindle or direct drive. I don't think the belt drive units had auto tool change capabilities. At first glance I believe it ...
by Forrest Chapman
Sat, Jun 06 2015, 3:16PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: drawer slide locations
Replies: 8
Views: 2148

Re: drawer slide locations

I have 1 customer that for the sake of monkey proofing we place all the drawer boxes the same distance from the bottom of the front. In this particular case it is .75" taking into account that the bottom front will overhang the deck about .625" giving the drawer box about .125" undern...

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