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by Forrest Chapman
Tue, Sep 20 2005, 5:46PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: More power please!
Replies: 14
Views: 2582

More power please!

Hey tech guys, I spoke with Jason earlier and he directed me to you. I'd like to upgrade my 91000 controler to make it faster. Can I do this? I realize rolling nest is a complicated program, but I use another program that takes less than 1 minute to nest a job on a more powerful PC. The same job fro...
by Forrest Chapman
Thu, Sep 15 2005, 9:01PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: vacuum
Replies: 9
Views: 2627

Brian,

I'm not sure what removing the gasket will do, but another thing is to edgeband your spoilboard. It seals off leakage from the edge.

Seems like the gasket thing would be counter productive.

Forrest
by Forrest Chapman
Thu, Sep 15 2005, 8:34PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: vacuum
Replies: 9
Views: 2627

Hey Bill, Are you useing 5x8 wasteboard? We have a 5x12 table and have just recently found a local dealer with 5x8x1/4. Its really nice for machining 5x material and even 4x, it gives us an ear to grip for pulling the sheet off the table. Also its less to move around when we are machining 5x12x3/4 m...
by Forrest Chapman
Fri, Sep 09 2005, 8:37AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Cutter speeds
Replies: 28
Views: 6419

Hey Bill,

The part # is SUD551 in the southeast catalogue.

Web page (http://www.southeasttool.com

Phone # (877)465-7012

Let me know what you think.

Forrest
by Forrest Chapman
Thu, Sep 08 2005, 7:02PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Cutter speeds
Replies: 28
Views: 6419

Hey Bill and Mike, Most of the melamine we cut is PBC. It may explain why we get as many board as we do. I have friends with a door manufacture co. and they cut alot of mdf with diamond it seems to do a better job in that application. The 3/8\" carbide cutter we use seems to be a good all around bit...
by Forrest Chapman
Thu, Sep 08 2005, 9:13AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Cutter speeds
Replies: 28
Views: 6419

Hey Guys, I see a lot of different options being used. One thing that I'm sure everyone is looking for is the most cost effective way to do the job. Now in my case I can't see paying on average $175.00 for a disposable diamond bit that cuts 200 sheets of melamine when I pay $40.00 for a solid carbid...
by Forrest Chapman
Tue, Sep 06 2005, 3:12PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Cutter speeds
Replies: 28
Views: 6419

Hey Nick, Just our experiance. 3/8- 2 flute comp. For 5/8 mel. 18,000 rpm at 700 ipm. For 3/4 mel. same rpm at 600 ipm. The same should apply for most sheet goods. One thing though is seperate the bits you cut mdf with. They tend to dull faster when switched from one material to the next. The genera...
by Forrest Chapman
Thu, Sep 01 2005, 9:32PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: The effects of Gas
Replies: 24
Views: 6234

Hey John,

DIDO! There about as organized as my shop.

Forrest

PS. But with way more money.
by Forrest Chapman
Thu, Sep 01 2005, 1:36PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: The effects of Gas
Replies: 24
Views: 6234

Hi All, I hate to be the dooms day guy, but if you think about how much we depend on gas its really scary how badly it could impact us. Everything we use is shipped by trucks or train or plane useing gas......EVERYTHING! I have seen on the TV where a large relief convoy is stuck in Miss. out of fuel...
by Forrest Chapman
Tue, Aug 30 2005, 5:03PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Building Stairs
Replies: 3
Views: 1377

Hey Bill again,

There are cadspecific stair programs out. However out of respect for this forum I'd rather not say who it is. Do a simple search and it should popup.

Forrest
by Forrest Chapman
Tue, Aug 30 2005, 4:59PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Solie MDF Doors
Replies: 2
Views: 1348

Hey Bill, We make them all the time. There are simple ones that you can do on simple cad by creating a series of tool paths. Then there are complex doors that require more specific doorware like what Thermwood sells called (Panelmatrix), which I think cost 7500.00$. Better make alot of doors. Ecabs ...
by Forrest Chapman
Sat, Aug 27 2005, 3:24PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Poll for the weekend
Replies: 20
Views: 6279

Poll for the weekend

PS. Mike,

I sent a private message to you maybe 1 month ago and I'm not sure if I did it correctly. Do you remember receiving it? If so will you PM back.

Thanks,
Forrest
by Forrest Chapman
Sat, Aug 27 2005, 3:19PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Poll for the weekend
Replies: 20
Views: 6279

Poll for the weekend

Hey Mike,

Those pictures belong to Wally, however I plan to post some on monday, so you can see just how far you can go with frameless.

Forrest
by Forrest Chapman
Sat, Aug 27 2005, 11:40AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Poll for the weekend
Replies: 20
Views: 6279

Poll for the weekend

Micheal, My shop is in Anderson,SC. and we have been doing 100% frameless here for 9 years, 20 total we started in florida. It has given us a huge advantage and our business has thrived on offering something unique to the area. If anyone in your area thinks frameless is not (Highend) I beg to differ...
by Forrest Chapman
Thu, Aug 25 2005, 8:55PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Cutting hardwood
Replies: 6
Views: 2092

Cutting hardwood

Hey Bill, Maybe this will help it works well for us. We use a 1/4\" upshear bit with 1\" cutting edge. RPM's at 18000 and IPM at 150 to 180. Cut 1/4\" per pass. Set up a board or boards to surround your oak blank which should be a little larger than the finished size. Sometimes when I need a quick f...

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