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by Bill OConnell
Wed, Dec 14 2005, 10:16PM
Forum: Customer Images
Topic: Reception desk
Replies: 4
Views: 1654

How do you make the curved front on the desk?
by Bill OConnell
Sat, Nov 26 2005, 9:14AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Rolling Nest Bug
Replies: 1
Views: 620

I just upgraded Rolling Nest to v4.84 and it appears to have fixed the problem. I re-ran my program, skipping over the main body and going right to the flip operations. It drilled the remaining holes and lined up correctly on the few that it had cut the first time around.
by Bill OConnell
Sat, Nov 26 2005, 8:26AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Rolling Nest Bug
Replies: 1
Views: 620

Rolling Nest Bug

We are running v4.81 and I have experienced this problem with flip operations. At first I thought I was seeing things. I cut a cabinet box that had two partitions that were blind dadoed top and bottom. On the flip operation cutting the dadoes it cut one dado but not the other. I just cut two partiti...
by Bill OConnell
Thu, Nov 17 2005, 11:01AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Strange problem
Replies: 1
Views: 699

Strange problem

We use eCabinets to layout our drawer boxes and cut them on our machine. A strange thing happened. I laid out one drawer box and wanted to make eight of them. We notch the back in eCabinet's Part Editor to allow for undermount slides. Five of the boxes cut just fine, but on three of them, they cut o...
by Bill OConnell
Mon, Oct 03 2005, 12:41PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Dado Problem
Replies: 6
Views: 1548

I could've sworn I did this before on an earlier version of rolling nest, but I tried to go back to an earlier version but ran into some issues.

I took Dave's advise and moved my drawer bottom up 0.002\" and it nested just fine.

Thanks to all for your help and suggestions.

Regards,
Bill
by Bill OConnell
Mon, Oct 03 2005, 7:36AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Dado Problem
Replies: 6
Views: 1548

I might agree with you Nick, except that it cut the same sized dado in all the other parts without a problem. The only parts where it didn't were the ones I used the Part Editor to notch the bottoms.
by Bill OConnell
Sun, Oct 02 2005, 1:06PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Dado Problem
Replies: 6
Views: 1548

Dado Problem

We are using an upper cabinet from eCabinets to make drawer boxes. We take the back of the box (top of the cabinet) into the Part Editor and cut two notches in it to accomodate undermount drawer slides. Here is the problem. During nesting we got the following error message, \"Diameter of tool didn't...
by Bill OConnell
Thu, Sep 15 2005, 6:59PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: vacuum
Replies: 9
Views: 2693

Check the actual composition of the MDF that you are using. I know that there are a number of kinds of MDF and some people use the definition loosely. From Jason Susjnara: The spoilboard that comes with the machine is 32 lb density and the wasteboard is 48 lb density. If you are not machining 5 x 10...
by Bill OConnell
Mon, Sep 12 2005, 6:20AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Missing Flip Operation
Replies: 4
Views: 1554

we manually skip through the code to the line refering to the flip-op part and it executes just fine. Nick, Thanks for the feedback, but part of the problem is that there is no code for the flip operation on that part. It is just missing. What we did was go back to the selection part of rolling nes...
by Bill OConnell
Sun, Sep 11 2005, 10:40AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Missing Flip Operation
Replies: 4
Views: 1554

Missing Flip Operation

We were cutting some parts of which three required a flip operation. We got through the first two parts fine but when we scanned the third part we got an error saying label not found. I looked at the code (attached) and saw that the \"IF\" statement was there for the part and had the right label num...
by Bill OConnell
Tue, Aug 30 2005, 3:16PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Building Stairs
Replies: 3
Views: 1449

Building Stairs

Does anyone know of any programs to allow the cutting of stair parts on a CNC machine?

Thanks.
by Bill OConnell
Tue, Aug 30 2005, 3:14PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Solie MDF Doors
Replies: 2
Views: 1422

Solie MDF Doors

I'm not sure if this is the right forum or eCabinets should be the one.

Has anyone used cutters to make the equivalent of a 5 panel door out of solid MDF? If so, how is that done? Is eCabinets used or another program?

Thanks.
by Bill OConnell
Sat, Aug 27 2005, 5:23PM
Forum: Customer Images
Topic: Desks / Entertainment Center
Replies: 5
Views: 2350

Nice job. Great lighting :!:
by Bill OConnell
Fri, Aug 26 2005, 8:37AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Cutting hardwood
Replies: 6
Views: 2270

Forrest, Great suggestions :!: I will definitely add them to my tool bag. The client came by yesterday, so here is what we did. I re-wrote the program to plunge 1/8\" per pass, not only for the profiling but for the outline as well. We decided to leave a 0.02 skin on the bottom and just sand it off....
by Bill OConnell
Thu, Aug 25 2005, 12:12PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Cutting hardwood
Replies: 6
Views: 2270

The material is 3/4\" stock.

I was using a 3 flute 1/2\" rough cutting bit for the outline.

Tooling manufacturers have been very helpful in providing spindle speed vs. feed rate calculations, but I was asking if there is some minimum speed on the 10HP below which you start losing power.

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