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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: 2347

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: 3812

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: 2706

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: 2706

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: 2706

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: 2706

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: 2706

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
by Forrest Chapman
Mon, Apr 03 2006, 5:57PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Tool holder upfit problem
Replies: 6
Views: 1798

Thank you Thermwood,

I got everything straight and the tool holders work well. I already need more. Guess I'll just have to buy another machine.

Thanks again to Jeff and Dan in the retrofit department,
Forrest
by Forrest Chapman
Mon, Apr 03 2006, 8:34AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Tool holder upfit problem
Replies: 6
Views: 1798

Thanks Jason,

Was hoping someone was listening over the weekend. Already talk to someone this morning.

Forrest
by Forrest Chapman
Sat, Apr 01 2006, 10:54AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Tool holder upfit problem
Replies: 6
Views: 1798

Tool holder upfit problem

Thermwood or anyone else, Just mounted my 7 tool holder upfit in placement of 4 bar style holders and have a problem. The holders are 1.5\" lower than the originals and the router envelope won't allow the Z axis to go low enough to pick up a tool. Now I know that I can change the Z bounds setti...
by Forrest Chapman
Fri, Mar 10 2006, 10:25AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Edgebanding
Replies: 8
Views: 1901

I don't really have a setup. My guys are all skilled enough to know most of the time which is which. Although sometimes they'll band the wrong side of a white shelf. I guess if I hire a flunky I'll have to do something else.

Forrest
by Forrest Chapman
Fri, Mar 10 2006, 9:18AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Edgebanding
Replies: 8
Views: 1901

I also have been meaning to post about this issue. I thought that this feature used to be in rolling nest. Was there not a red line on the face side of the label? If not I guess this would be a request for V5 along with the edgebanding feature.

Thanks
Forrest
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: 917

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: 876

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: 6146

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

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