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by Forrest Chapman
Fri, Oct 06 2006, 9:27AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: tooling errors
Replies: 1
Views: 585

tooling errors

Hey Guys,

I'm getting tooling errors when nesting this job. Its saying cannot use the .47 tool for rout operation. It should use this for some 30mm pockets in the bottom of the deck. Any ideas?

Forrest
by Forrest Chapman
Thu, Oct 05 2006, 10:54AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Plunging 2 times
Replies: 3
Views: 839

Jason,

Its not a cabinet, its all the cabinets. I'll try to get a cabinet with the cnc file.

Forrest
by Forrest Chapman
Wed, Oct 04 2006, 12:10PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Plunging 2 times
Replies: 3
Views: 839

Micheal,

Part of my post \"skiping holes\" was that some of the RTA 5mm holes are drilling twice. I'm still on 4.94.

Forrest
by Forrest Chapman
Fri, Sep 29 2006, 5:43PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: skiping holes
Replies: 15
Views: 2617

Guys, Very sorry to start a conversation and leave you hanging. I do not have a drill bank and this is something that has been around for a while. It will drill 4 of the 5 holes in all the patterns and then come back and drill the fifth hole in all the patterns. Not a big deal just a little annoying...
by Forrest Chapman
Fri, Sep 29 2006, 9:22AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: skiping holes
Replies: 15
Views: 2617

skiping holes

Hey Guys,

This is nothing new but just wondering if its being fixed. When I run parts with shelf holes the router bores 4 holes of five for all the patterns then comes back and bores the last hole in all the sets. I'm on 4.94 RN.

Forrest
by Forrest Chapman
Fri, Sep 22 2006, 4:08PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Tool errors
Replies: 2
Views: 804

Chris, All I can offer is to make sure that your bit diameter is setup in the tool manager as the exact size that it is in the program. If in imperial mode then the diameter is .79\". Obviously it is 20mm in metric and also make sure in Rnest (tooling) it is set up to drill and nothing else. In...
by Forrest Chapman
Sat, Sep 09 2006, 7:09PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: this is so old
Replies: 4
Views: 1858

Jeff,

I found most of the time these are just graphic issues. Did you write the code and check it?

Forrest
by Forrest Chapman
Thu, Sep 07 2006, 4:06PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Cutting Lumber Core Ply
Replies: 14
Views: 2633

Brian,

When you say lumber core do you mean VC or vaneer core because there is a difference. For VC plywood we use a 2 flute 3/8\" comp at 18000 rpm and when the bit is real sharp can machine at 1000 ipm or more.

Forrest
by Forrest Chapman
Thu, Sep 07 2006, 1:33PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: small part question
Replies: 8
Views: 2236

Dave,

We cut small parts all the time and when allowed we will brad nail the parts on the ends. It sound like this is the fastest method for you.

Forrest
by Forrest Chapman
Tue, Aug 08 2006, 1:56PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: MDF Doors
Replies: 30
Views: 5796

Hey Guys, Just a little tip for mdf doors. If you have fuzzing after using your bits for a while you can use wood glue mixed 50% with water and apply with a brush or spray then sand after 30 minutes. This actually seals the cut surface very well and allows for the first coat of undercoater to go on ...
by Forrest Chapman
Tue, Aug 08 2006, 6:17AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: MDF Doors
Replies: 30
Views: 5796

Hey Joe, I do cut alot of doors for myself and others. I am currently using Cabinet Vision for this but have looked into Panelmatrix as well. With CV you can produce a door and then batch any size so it is fairly proficiant. I hope it will be this easy in Ecabs. I am mainly concerned that if I have ...
by Forrest Chapman
Mon, Aug 07 2006, 4:12PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: MDF Doors
Replies: 30
Views: 5796

Brian, What are you using for tooling and how do you set up your tool sets for mdf in the modeler? Ranger board is good quality but you need to ask for high IB or high grade internal bond. This product is superior to cheaper mdf's. Also when you tool up for production and you want to buy pcd (diamon...
by Forrest Chapman
Thu, Jul 06 2006, 3:55PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: problem solution
Replies: 15
Views: 2882

Jason, Are you sure 24,000 rpm is to high? Just kidding, were running it at 9000rpm which is what the panel processing company we bought it from told us to run it. It runs fairly quiet and does a good job. I did buy another 2\" flycut after mangling the first and use it to flat plane large lumb...
by Forrest Chapman
Thu, Jul 06 2006, 12:14PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: problem solution
Replies: 15
Views: 2882

Hey Jason, That sounds great. Bill, I've got another happened on more than one occasion thing. We use a 5\" flycutter now and this tool cannot fit in the typewriter changer and when we had the 4 tool holder bars on the end of the table the offset for side entry was not sufficiant to clear the t...
by Forrest Chapman
Thu, Jul 06 2006, 8:12AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: problem solution
Replies: 15
Views: 2882

Bill, Murphy's law, (your an accident waiting to happen). Sooner or later everyone is going to crash. I haven't heard of any other machine companies who have a function like this. I have never crashed because of the tool always because of code or the operator putting the wrong Zshift in the old flyc...

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