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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: 1699

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: 1699

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: 1699

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: 1699

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: 1699

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: 1242

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: 1242

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: 6150

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: 1283

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: 6150

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: 1283

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: 925

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 ...
by Forrest Chapman
Wed, Jan 18 2006, 8:59AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: bits
Replies: 11
Views: 2160

Dave, We are using a Southeastern tool 3/8 comp cutter and pay about 38$ to 40$. Cutter speed 18000rpm at 600 to 700 ipm. Nick is right about it wearing in one place just a small notch where the melamine surface is. You can however continue to use the bit for plywood or mdf for a short time. Brian i...
by Forrest Chapman
Fri, Jan 13 2006, 10:46PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Anyone else for the stripped down version of Ecabinets?
Replies: 15
Views: 4527

Mike, I definitly agree with the slow pay of big home improvement stores. I personaly am not looking into working for them althought it may be someone elses perogative. But this could apply to the guy down the street who has a design center and wants to offer something more unique and keep the money...
by Forrest Chapman
Fri, Jan 13 2006, 10:11PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Anyone else for the stripped down version of Ecabinets?
Replies: 15
Views: 4527

Mike, I think there would need to be a limit to what the client can get from the software. For example we only give out pretty pictures unless the client wants to pay for complete drawings. This limits the amount of job theft. Each clients version could have a code that will send the full file to th...

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