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by Forrest Chapman
Wed, Mar 01 2006, 3:00PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Machining Error
Replies: 4
Views: 2821

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: 13812

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: 3457

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: 13812

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: 3457

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: 1763

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: 5108

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: 9623

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: 9623

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...
by Forrest Chapman
Thu, Jan 12 2006, 8:22PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Table Flatness
Replies: 32
Views: 13812

Dave,

Very sorry for the delay. I'm not sure why its not working for you but tommorow I'll give it a look. Are you using a wasteboard? If so how often are
you flycutting your spoilboard? We only flycut once a year.


Forrest
by Forrest Chapman
Tue, Jan 10 2006, 10:32PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Cost Vs. Reward
Replies: 12
Views: 5717

Ed, Wow, I hope you're not losing sleep over this. One thing at a time. I don't think any of Thermwoods routers for cabinet shops cost any less than 75 or 80K so I'm not sure where the 10K came from. You have considered that this business will take time (alot) from your contracting. Do you have that...
by Forrest Chapman
Thu, Dec 08 2005, 12:41PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Dados the right way
Replies: 11
Views: 5133

Hey Thom, Since this is an ongoing conversation I thought to point out a few advantages to full thickness dado's for fixed shelves. 1. You can band either side. 2. You can place either way. 3. You only have one setting to change in parameters. 4. You will have 2 less operations (to cut tenon thickne...
by Forrest Chapman
Wed, Dec 07 2005, 2:38PM
Forum: Customer Images
Topic: Mahogany door
Replies: 11
Views: 9611

Brian,

I just upgraded to bobart x pro and got the dxf's carvings with it. Hopefully this weekend I'll do some for myself. The carvings look pretty cool for the most part. Some thing for everyone, over 6000 to choose from.

Forrest
by Forrest Chapman
Mon, Dec 05 2005, 4:44PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Dados the right way
Replies: 11
Views: 5133

Thom,

The absolute easiest way to avoid this is use a full thickness dado. Simply choose blind dado the in dado parameters set tenon thickness to 100%.

Forrest
by Forrest Chapman
Sat, Dec 03 2005, 2:23PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Dust left from cutting
Replies: 16
Views: 8083

We don't use labels anymore so no problem with them sticking. We just write the cab number on the part and our assemblers know where they belong. If this is not an alternative for you we also had a vavumn line that Y'd off the main line over the center of the table and had a flexible hose with wand ...

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