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by Scott Marshburn
Sat, Jul 02 2011, 8:33AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Anyone using router cad software
Replies: 1
Views: 830

Anyone using router cad software

I reasently came across router cad software and was wandering if anyone was using it to machine parts? I was intrested in the mdf door cad software I requested more info and a trail version but have not goten a responce as of yet.
by Scott Marshburn
Sat, Jul 02 2011, 7:37AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Solid Wood and Double Stick Tape
Replies: 7
Views: 3331

Re: Solid Wood and Double Stick Tape

We use hot glue it works well on short stock.If you are fast enough it will work on long stock allso.You could try a slow set glue to give you more time. Most of the time we use a scrap melamine against the part and apply enough coller around the part to not cut the mel. Then block off the table wit...
by Scott Marshburn
Sat, Apr 16 2011, 6:19AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Question about mdf doors using custom cutters
Replies: 3
Views: 1757

Re: Question about mdf doors using custom cutters

Forrest,
Do you think this would work in ecab? We have not had a chance to try it this past week but plan too some time next week.
by Scott Marshburn
Mon, Apr 11 2011, 5:35PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Question about using custom cutters for mdf doors
Replies: 20
Views: 5404

Re: Question about using custom cutters for mdf doors

Kerry, Would you or would you not have to do each part 1 at a time this way? With the pocket method every thing would be done on a sheet to sheet bases including flip op's for glass doors and any hardware holes you may need.That is if you are using flip ops first feature. Also if you have to do each...
by Scott Marshburn
Sun, Apr 10 2011, 8:33PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Question about using custom cutters for mdf doors
Replies: 20
Views: 5404

Re: Question about using custom cutters for mdf doors

Kerry, The reason why is ecab./thermwood will only allow 1 cutter path for the prementer profile (outside) and 1 cutter path for the inside profile.By the use of the pockets we could use what ever tool we want by off seting the the pockets to make the cutter go where we want and lie to the machine a...
by Scott Marshburn
Sun, Apr 10 2011, 6:05PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Question about using custom cutters for mdf doors
Replies: 20
Views: 5404

Re: Question about using custom cutters for mdf doors

Scott, scott_01.jpg That is a lot of tool paths. What does the profile look like. Kerry The lines you have the pointers on are where the pockets overlap each other the resulting profile looks like a standard mdf raised panel door cut with hand routers using a 1 1/2 cove for the panel,a 7/8 cutter w...
by Scott Marshburn
Sun, Apr 10 2011, 2:54PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Question about using custom cutters for mdf doors
Replies: 20
Views: 5404

Re: Question about using custom cutters for mdf doors

Kerry
Sorry it took so long to reply but the cyotie cought the road runner again.I will try to attach the file again.
by Scott Marshburn
Sun, Apr 10 2011, 9:13AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Question about using custom cutters for mdf doors
Replies: 20
Views: 5404

Re: Question about using custom cutters for mdf doors

Kerry You are probably wright about that I tried using a 1/64 gap between the pockets thinking that the over sized cutter would over cut the gap but the bit still left a small ridge between the pockets. again this was done late fri. eve. so I did not have time to try it in ecab. I am attaching the ...
by Scott Marshburn
Sun, Apr 10 2011, 8:50AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Question about using custom cutters for mdf doors
Replies: 20
Views: 5404

Re: Question about using custom cutters for mdf doors

Kerry You are probably wright about that I tried using a 1/64 gap between the pockets thinking that the over sized cutter would over cut the gap but the bit still left a small ridge between the pockets. again this was done late fri. eve. so I did not have time to try it in ecab. I am attaching the d...
by Scott Marshburn
Sun, Apr 10 2011, 7:31AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Question about using custom cutters for mdf doors
Replies: 20
Views: 5404

Re: Question about using custom cutters for mdf doors

Kerry Thanks for your input. As for the pockets overlapping I was going off of the saction in ecabinets made easy where it talks about using the part editor to place geometry onto a part and how this geometry can overlap and then be used to cut pockets and through cuts.It also showed an example of a...
by Scott Marshburn
Sat, Apr 09 2011, 2:09PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Question about using custom cutters for mdf doors
Replies: 20
Views: 5404

Re: Question about using custom cutters for mdf doors

I agree about panelmatrix and it is probably a good investment if we were cutting doors daily. I was just wanting to see if any one has tried this work around using ecab.hoping to avoid wasted time testing. Maby Monday I can talk the boss into giving it a try. Another note if you plan to try it your...
by Scott Marshburn
Sat, Apr 09 2011, 12:07PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Question about using custom cutters for mdf doors
Replies: 20
Views: 5404

Re: Question about using custom cutters for mdf doors

Scott, This is a door created from a cabinet with everything deleted but the back. I created three tool paths and cut pockets. I can now contrain the tool paths and re-size the door in batch to nest them. mdf.jpg Have you cut this door using 3 cutters or are you modling? The dxf file I cut using po...
by Scott Marshburn
Sat, Apr 09 2011, 8:09AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Question about using custom cutters for mdf doors
Replies: 20
Views: 5404

Question about using custom cutters for mdf doors

Has anyone tryed using pockets created in ecab to cut mdf doors with 3 custom cutters?
I have done this with a dxf file created in sketchup just to see the results. I have been using centerlines with this software but canot apply constraints so I have to resize all the paths for each door size.
by Scott Marshburn
Sat, Apr 09 2011, 6:11AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Question about mdf doors using custom cutters
Replies: 3
Views: 1757

Question about mdf doors using custom cutters

Has anyone tried using pockets created in ecabinets to cut mdf doors with 3 cutters?
by Scott Marshburn
Wed, Mar 30 2011, 5:42AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Importing dxf files into shape manager
Replies: 1
Views: 922

Importing dxf files into shape manager

Can you import a dxf file into shape manager and convert to a tol. file

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