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by Forrest Chapman
Fri, Oct 28 2005, 11:23PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Sign making
Replies: 26
Views: 4165

Brian,

It's not very difficult to learn. We purchaced both for about 1200$ and have made a few signs with it. Our primary use for it is radius molding. I also have been useing it for making experimental wooden surfboards. It seems to link fine with the router and they provide the post.

Forrest
by Forrest Chapman
Fri, Oct 28 2005, 5:53PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Sign making
Replies: 26
Views: 4165

Brian,

If you want to use MDF you need a product called Extira. It is amazing stuff and I've used it since it came out a few years ago with no problems.

Forrest

PS. You should look into bobcad/cam, its cheap and works well.
by Forrest Chapman
Wed, Oct 12 2005, 1:45PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: RN and other cab software
Replies: 6
Views: 1270

Hey Jeff, Unfortunatly I already have invested over 30,000.00 in CV for machining purposes. Yet they still want more money year after year. If ecabs had the features that CV has I wouldn't be useing CV. There are far to many bugs and nonfunctioning issues with CV. I've found ecabs on a certain level...
by Forrest Chapman
Wed, Oct 12 2005, 8:40AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: RN and other cab software
Replies: 6
Views: 1270

Thanks, Jason I will call CV and find out what versions will export. Nick, If you figure it out let me know. It sounds like it may be more trouble than its worth on my end at this time since I do have a full version. My customers however may have to use this. Still can't wait for V5 ecabs. Forrest
by Forrest Chapman
Tue, Oct 11 2005, 9:10PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: RN and other cab software
Replies: 6
Views: 1270

RN and other cab software

Hello Everyone, To go along with Paul's DXF posting is anyone useing other cabinet design software with rolling nest? I'm curious as to what exactly is needed from these programs. If they will produce a cutlist will this be in a format that RN reads? My Easy Link contains what I would presume to be ...
by Forrest Chapman
Thu, Sep 22 2005, 6:56AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Lable info
Replies: 5
Views: 1044

Nick, I spoke with Jason yesterday and he said this info could be added it just has to be reformated. That portion of the software is owned by another company and that company will have to make the changes. Thats another reason why we can't easily get a copy of rolling nest for our PC. I guess it co...
by Forrest Chapman
Wed, Sep 21 2005, 8:45PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: More power please!
Replies: 14
Views: 2244

Thanks everyone, I defraged and that has helped tremendously. Still would like to see it faster though it took almost 6 minutes to nest and write code for a 36 sheet simple job. I'm thinking in the future I'll break the jobs up. Alot of these are for parts only customers and I'm not sure how they wi...
by Forrest Chapman
Wed, Sep 21 2005, 4:04PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Cutting round holes
Replies: 2
Views: 731

Cutting round holes

Hey guys,

I'm cutting 3.5\" round holes and I set in rolling nest to spiral out. What its doing is cutting from the middle out to the edge then the circumferance. As a result it picks up the puck and fortunatly vacuums it up. Is it doing this correctly?

Forrest
by Forrest Chapman
Wed, Sep 21 2005, 12:30PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: More power please!
Replies: 14
Views: 2244

Bill,

Thanks for everything.

Forrest
by Forrest Chapman
Wed, Sep 21 2005, 11:18AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: More power please!
Replies: 14
Views: 2244

Bill, Thanks for your time. Your right about there being alot of flip ops. The cabinets are somewhat complicated and theres multiples of each one. Basicaly I'm working with a GC company and have designed moduler cabs for 3 bank jobs that are going to be used as a standard for many other banks, more ...
by Forrest Chapman
Wed, Sep 21 2005, 7:19AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: More power please!
Replies: 14
Views: 2244

Bill,

I will email you the file by 10 am.

Forrest
by Forrest Chapman
Wed, Sep 21 2005, 7:17AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Cutting Trezzini
Replies: 3
Views: 844

Paul,

Nevermind I look it up on the wed. From what I can tell its basicaly solid surface similar to corian or others. I'm not sure if its 100% acrylic. Even so we cut SS often and sometimes its a blend.

Tool should be 1/4\" upshear at 18000 rpm and 120 ipm.

Forrest
by Forrest Chapman
Wed, Sep 21 2005, 7:04AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Cutting Trezzini
Replies: 3
Views: 844

Hey Paul,

What is trezzini?

Forrest
by Forrest Chapman
Wed, Sep 21 2005, 7:03AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: More power please!
Replies: 14
Views: 2244

Hey guys, I'm currently cutting a 39 sheet job with lots of operations. I asked Jason about getting rolling nest for my PC for the same reasons you suggested Nick. He said I'd have to talk to my local rep. presumably to purchace it. I do tie up alot of time at the machine trying to trouble shoot, ma...
by Forrest Chapman
Tue, Sep 20 2005, 5:54PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Changing bits
Replies: 1
Views: 630

Changing bits

Hi All,

I know you can change a bit in the middle of a nest and retool length. Does it have to be the same diameter. If its a different size will I have to rewrite the code.

Forrest

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