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by Forrest Chapman
Mon, Aug 07 2006, 4:12PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: MDF Doors
Replies: 30
Views: 5115

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: 2599

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: 2599

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: 2599

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...
by Forrest Chapman
Wed, Jul 05 2006, 11:49AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: problem solution
Replies: 15
Views: 2599

Jason, I always understood the head has a Z stop that doesn't allow it to plunge below the tool collet. At least thats were it seemed to stop the few times I crashed it. I didn't think it ever hit the hard stop at the bottom of the screw. I have mentioned this before about an onboard code that won't...
by Forrest Chapman
Mon, Jun 19 2006, 12:31PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: parts cut in San Fransisco
Replies: 0
Views: 606

parts cut in San Fransisco

Anybody on the west coast look on the woodweb forum for a guy that needs parts cut from partical board.
by Forrest Chapman
Mon, Jun 19 2006, 8:50AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: shelf hole drilling
Replies: 1
Views: 579

shelf hole drilling

Hello Thermwood,

My router wants to drill four holes on all the sets and then go back and drill the final hole for all the sets. I remember a post a while back but can't find a fix. I'm currently running 4.89 but will upgrade if nessesary.

Forrest
by Forrest Chapman
Sat, Jun 03 2006, 9:47AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Tool holder upfit problem
Replies: 6
Views: 1422

Robert, I have a M40 with a 5X12 table and 7 tools on the end of the table. I had to remove the old bar style and replace with a solid plate that the tool holders mount to. The tool holders are the same as on the typewriter changer so the downside is no tools over 2\". The upfit only cost me ab...
by Forrest Chapman
Fri, May 26 2006, 3:10PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Thermwood shopping. Moving gantry vs. moving table?
Replies: 6
Views: 1845

Hi Steve, You won't regret a Thermwood weather you choose a fixed or moving gantry. We have a 5x12 fixed gantry and are very happy with it. I've always been alittle concerned with moving gantry because of high center of gravity forces on the rails and the fact that the part moving is like a small ca...
by Forrest Chapman
Sat, May 06 2006, 9:07AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Flip Operations Fence
Replies: 20
Views: 3537

Jeff, I think what their saying is they want to use the wasteboard but the program default is 0 thickness and as far as I know there is no way to change this. I personaly don't have to move the wasteboard often because of the 5x12 table and I use 5x8 wasteboards for most cutting. The problem that I ...
by Forrest Chapman
Sat, Apr 15 2006, 2:02PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Routing for RTA's
Replies: 12
Views: 2374

Jason, Thanks for the heads up. I checked on the 20mm tool I used this time and the max is 10,000rpm but the new tool that I just received is only 3,800rpm. Just from looking at it I'm not sure why the max is so slow. It looks very robust. In any case I'll keep you informed of any potential problems...
by Forrest Chapman
Mon, Apr 10 2006, 9:05PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Routing for RTA's
Replies: 12
Views: 2374

Thanks Guys, I finally ran these closet parts with RTA's and used a dedicated 20mm drill bit. Long story short I'll never go back. I used the rpm's from my blum machine and decided to go with 18,000 rpm and plunge at 300 ipm. It drilled flawless holes very quickly. I used a standard 20mm bit with 10...
by Forrest Chapman
Sat, Apr 08 2006, 8:19AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Routing for RTA's
Replies: 12
Views: 2374

Good morning Nick, It sounds like you don't have the typewriter tool changer on the head. That should be your next upfit you'll wonder how you ever did without it. I now have 12 tool holders thanks to a fairly cheap upfit for the end of the table. I went from 4 seperate bar style holders to 7 holder...
by Forrest Chapman
Fri, Apr 07 2006, 8:49AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Routing for RTA's
Replies: 12
Views: 2374

Hey Nick, Thanks for the reply. I have plenty of tool holders and alot of holes to drill per sheet plus its a special bit with a flare at the top to inset the fitting flush. It would be nice to bore for a hinge when I have to start cutting the doors for this customer. I already have 5,8, and 10mm bi...
by Forrest Chapman
Wed, Apr 05 2006, 7:47AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Routing for RTA's
Replies: 12
Views: 2374

Routing for RTA's

Hi All,

Is anyone useing a 20 mm bit to punch a single hole for a KD fitting? I'm just curious before I purchase one if the router will pick it up and use it. What about hinge holes and a 32mm bit will the router use that?

Thanks
Forrest

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