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by Stuart Douglas
Fri, Aug 28 2015, 1:13PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Drawer Standoffs and hardware PTN's
Replies: 5
Views: 1638

Drawer Standoffs and hardware PTN's

I have a base cabinet that has pullouts inside of a left hinged base. I need to put standoffs on the hinge side of the drawer slide to clear the door and hinge hardware. Is there a way to specify a different hardware pattern for each side of a drawerbox? The left side will use the standoff and has h...
by Stuart Douglas
Thu, Aug 06 2015, 7:51AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: multi-piece components
Replies: 1
Views: 1036

multi-piece components

Here's a great idea ;) I often need to make cabinet components in more than one piece because of stock size limitations. Mostly cabinet backs (open cabinets) or sides (tall narrow Cabinets). It would be great if there was a function to split a cabinet component in half or even better on a partition ...
by Stuart Douglas
Wed, Jun 24 2015, 5:48AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Truncated Layer Names on DXF
Replies: 4
Views: 2544

Re: Truncated Layer Names on DXF

Oh well, for some reason the screenshot won't upload. Read the DXF section of the manual though, it explains it. "new?" My Manual is from last year and yes we call out the diameter of the tooling in the layer name. Is there a better way? Do you have a template file (like DXFLAYERS.dxf) th...
by Stuart Douglas
Tue, Jun 23 2015, 1:37PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Truncated Layer Names on DXF
Replies: 4
Views: 2544

Truncated Layer Names on DXF

Iv'e run into a problem involving the layer names in my dxf file(s). It seems that the R12 DXF only supports up to 26 characters in the layer names in the file. I have exceeded that amount and it seems to be causing a CN error where it thinks the thickness required is 0.000. Has anyone else run into...
by Stuart Douglas
Thu, Jun 18 2015, 1:56PM
Forum: Customer Tools
Topic: miterfolding solid surface
Replies: 8
Views: 5581

Re: miterfolding solid surface

Hi Stuart, We use the 91 degree amana bit regularly with great results. Perhaps you need to set a max pen value for the tool if you have not done so already? Hope this helps, jnr Ive been screwing around and it seems the 91 degree bit will work, but you need to run it ridiculously slow. I set the p...
by Stuart Douglas
Fri, Jun 05 2015, 8:28AM
Forum: Customer Tools
Topic: miterfolding solid surface
Replies: 8
Views: 5581

Re: miterfolding solid surface

Zach, I'll bet the amana insert bit would work great on MDF or plywood, and I'll keep the bit (I chased the slot for the insert with a dremel cut off tool and an ignition file, should be usable again) for miter folding soft stuff like that, but SS is just too dense and brittle to make this an effect...
by Stuart Douglas
Thu, Jun 04 2015, 9:06AM
Forum: Customer Tools
Topic: miterfolding solid surface
Replies: 8
Views: 5581

Re: miterfolding solid surface

After digging around on the internet and talking to some product reps, it looks like miterfolding on the CNC is only a practical process on a 5 axis machine running a bit like a molding head. The issue is that on the z axis, tip velocity is practically 0. Lesson Learned. :(
by Stuart Douglas
Wed, Jun 03 2015, 12:24PM
Forum: Customer Tools
Topic: miterfolding solid surface
Replies: 8
Views: 5581

Re: miterfolding solid surface

Edit: I ran this bit @ 180 IPM, just tested a speed up to 200 and it snapped the insert and ruined the bit :wall:
by Stuart Douglas
Wed, Jun 03 2015, 8:20AM
Forum: Customer Tools
Topic: miterfolding solid surface
Replies: 8
Views: 5581

miterfolding solid surface

Has anyone been using the amana insert bits (specifically the 46 and 91 degree insert bits) to miterfold front edges and intergral cove splashes? I ran a test piece about 30" long and the chips rewelded and smoked the insert. Looking for anyone who has experience with these cutters in solid sur...
by Stuart Douglas
Tue, May 19 2015, 9:19AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Nesting 24" cabinet sides
Replies: 6
Views: 3123

Re: Nesting 24" cabinet sides

A non-mortised tool is going to clean out way better. Your speeds all look good but the chips are not getting removed fast enough causing them to recut. The extra heat will wear your tool faster causing even more heat. Forrest As a side note, I've tried the 2 and 300$ dollar diamond bits with very ...
by Stuart Douglas
Wed, May 06 2015, 11:38AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Nesting 24" cabinet sides
Replies: 6
Views: 3123

Re: Nesting 24" cabinet sides

I have the collar set to 0. I'll try to attach a picture of the completed sheet nest on the table. I'm cutting a full width dado for the deck and top that ends flush with the back of the cabinet using a half inch downcut. The diameter of the bit forces the end of the cut past the edge of the piece. ...
by Stuart Douglas
Tue, May 05 2015, 1:04PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Nesting 24" cabinet sides
Replies: 6
Views: 3123

Nesting 24" cabinet sides

I am trying to nest 24" base cabinet sides on a sheet of 94"x97" melamine. If I outline with a 3/8" bit and set an additional part clearance of 0.04" (to clear joinery on adjoining pieces) the controller wont nest two deep in the Y direction. Does anyone currently get the co...
by Stuart Douglas
Thu, Apr 23 2015, 6:04AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Would be a nice option
Replies: 4
Views: 1180

Re: Would be a nice option

It took me a few jobs to get this protocol into my habit, but if you set these options up BEFORE you make your cabinets or layouts, in the appropriate editors, then they apply to the doors/fronts/dboxs that you put on your cabinets. it is important to do this before you put fronts on otherwise you a...
by Stuart Douglas
Wed, Apr 22 2015, 7:19AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Shelf holes in backs of cabinets
Replies: 3
Views: 950

Re: Shelf holes in backs of cabinets

Awesome, the negative value works well, as long as it doesnt put those holes that are outside the piece into an adjacent piece. I'll try it out and see if it works well. Thanks for all the input!
by Stuart Douglas
Fri, Apr 17 2015, 9:45AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Shelf holes in backs of cabinets
Replies: 3
Views: 950

Shelf holes in backs of cabinets

I see there is now a way to add shelf holes in the back without going into the part editor. I've been playing around with the new dialog trying to get a set of holes to be bored into the center only of the back on cabinets that exceed 30" in width. I can't seem to figure out how to eliminate th...

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