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by Forrest Chapman
Fri, Mar 03 2006, 8:15AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Missing Ordered Parts and Don't Know Who to Call
Replies: 3
Views: 767

Dan,

Eric Shearn at Thermwood.

Forrest
by Forrest Chapman
Thu, Mar 02 2006, 2:47PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Hasn't happened yet...
Replies: 2
Views: 700

Rob,

I beleive as long as your new tool is not larger than the old tool plus added part spacing dimension it should be fine. Example (old tool .355 + spacing of .05 =.405 leaving room for up to that size tool.)

Please someone correct me if I'm wrong.

Forrest
by Forrest Chapman
Thu, Mar 02 2006, 12:55PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Table Flatness
Replies: 32
Views: 5288

Bill,

I have a 5x12 table but I buy alot of 5x8 white 1S mdf for backs so I just use these and add a 4x5 peice on the end. Also do many of you find it nessasary to fly both sides? We have always cut only 1S at time and never had issues. We do however have 24/7 climate control.

Forrest
by Forrest Chapman
Thu, Mar 02 2006, 11:02AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Flip op's call # doesn't exist
Replies: 10
Views: 1443

Hello again, Thanks Brian, I kinduv figured that out. What I had done is referenced from the wrong side of the table. We run other programs that operate from the opposite side and I knew that the labels where supposed to go in the bottom left but when I walk to the other side I figured putting them ...
by Forrest Chapman
Thu, Mar 02 2006, 9:43AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Flip op's call # doesn't exist
Replies: 10
Views: 1443

Jason, To be honest I'm not used to using labels and this is the first job in a long time to have them. When facing the router from the control side I'm placing them in the top right hand corner. This is a large job with only about 10 flips and some are working out. I'm going to run the other flips ...
by Forrest Chapman
Thu, Mar 02 2006, 8:27AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Flip op's call # doesn't exist
Replies: 10
Views: 1443

Jason, The labels match the parts fine but the flips don't line up as if I put the label in the wrong place. For instance a part that had shelf holes on both side (and should have drilled thru by the way) when flipped the holes don't line up. It drills as if the part where turned 180 degrees. Any th...
by Forrest Chapman
Wed, Mar 01 2006, 5:15PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Flip op's call # doesn't exist
Replies: 10
Views: 1443

Thanks Jason,

Also has the label location changed with 4.89 because my labels are not lining up with the flip op's.

Thanks
Forrest
by Forrest Chapman
Wed, Mar 01 2006, 4:25PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Flip op's call # doesn't exist
Replies: 10
Views: 1443

Flip op's call # doesn't exist

Hello again,

Just have an issue with flip op # being different than than the call #.

Example(Call # M82L56) (actual parts # M80L56)

So obviously it won't call it up. Any ideas.

Thanks
Forrest
by Forrest Chapman
Wed, Mar 01 2006, 4:19PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Machining Error
Replies: 4
Views: 910

Bill and Jason, Thank you both. I thought this might be a freak code, I guess thats what happens when we want machines to think for themselves. Still wondering why it didn't do a tool call for the second operation. Jason there was an M00 after the M242 but I'll remove it before I run. Thanks for you...
by Forrest Chapman
Wed, Mar 01 2006, 3:00PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Machining Error
Replies: 4
Views: 910

Machining Error

Hello Everyone, Well this figures I'm on my last part and get an error saying ( While radius compensation is on, the current command cannot be executed.) I've checked my code and there is an odd place where the program goes from one operation to another and should change tools but doesn't give the T...
by Forrest Chapman
Wed, Mar 01 2006, 9:00AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Table Flatness
Replies: 32
Views: 5288

Bill, The program post download is on the first page. It will have to be altered for a 5x10 table and starting position may be different. Check it high without the router running to make sure it clears any table fixtures. Your initial spoilboard daylight value will have to be set up manually. I don'...
by Forrest Chapman
Tue, Feb 28 2006, 10:47PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Anyone working with Avonite/other acrylic solid surfaces?
Replies: 5
Views: 1053

Brian, In less you have some crazy buying power I don't think any distributer will sell to you even for playing with, however a local fab shop may sell you some large chunks and a tube of glue. Most companies will act like its rocket science but its really all about preparation and following all the...
by Forrest Chapman
Tue, Feb 28 2006, 10:39PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Table Flatness
Replies: 32
Views: 5288

Dave,

Now that one I hadn't thought of. Very smooth!
Forrest
by Forrest Chapman
Tue, Feb 28 2006, 9:18PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Anyone working with Avonite/other acrylic solid surfaces?
Replies: 5
Views: 1053

Hey Mike, We machine solid surface all the time and have good success with a 1/4\" upshear with 1\" cut length. Put the tool as far in the collet as the spiral cut will allow as this will eliminate flex. Run 18,000 rpm at 150 to 180 ipm to start and if it is cutting okay then maybe go to 2...
by Forrest Chapman
Mon, Feb 27 2006, 9:11PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Router Guys
Replies: 0
Views: 711

Router Guys

Hi All, Just want to inform everyone about something my uncle has made for us. It is basicaly a 10mm shank tool collet for anyone using a 5, 8, 10, 20, 32, or 40 mm tool with a 10mm shank and set screw. The only alternative that I've found is a tool holder specificaly made for this which cost about ...

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