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by Rob Davis
Thu, Mar 14 2013, 8:24AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Cutting Solution
Replies: 4
Views: 1393

Re: Cutting Solution

Thanks Daniel and Scott. I think I am going to go to MasterCam. Giving up on eCabs for this one. We even tried faking the computer into thinking the 45 degree cutter was a dao tool with 0.010 diameter and creating a pocket on edge with 0.010. No go.
by Rob Davis
Wed, Mar 13 2013, 12:53PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Cutting Solution
Replies: 4
Views: 1393

Cutting Solution

We have a series of parts that have mitered edges and we build them that way on eCabs and then the program wants to build a "Cutting Solution" to make the 45 degree edge by taking a small diameter bit and multiple passes stepping up and over and forming the edge. It is slow but it works wi...
by Rob Davis
Wed, Mar 13 2013, 12:46PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Leaving skin along edge during outline
Replies: 5
Views: 1491

Re: Leaving skin along edge during outline

Ian, we see this from time to time. Biggest reason we can find is that the operator gets sawdust between the waste board and spoil board and then when we flycut, it makes the top board too thin, then we clean out the dust and now the sheet is low on the edge. Other cause can be if the table doesn't ...
by Rob Davis
Tue, Mar 12 2013, 8:15AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Edge banding the waste board??
Replies: 3
Views: 1387

Re: Edge banding the waste board??

We use exterior house paint on the edges of our spoil and waste boards. Works well for us plus is easily machined if we resize/flycut the board.
by Rob Davis
Wed, Feb 20 2013, 5:45PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Invalid character in EIA block
Replies: 5
Views: 1909

Re: Invalid character in EIA block

Back running again after home machine and then jump ahead to sheet 7 and recutting that sheet. On sheet 8 now and running OK. Any ideas why this happened?
by Rob Davis
Wed, Feb 20 2013, 5:30PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Invalid character in EIA block
Replies: 5
Views: 1909

Re: Invalid character in EIA block

The message has now changed to "the plc program in the control did not respond to the tool change request!!! Push E-stop, then NC-reset twice and home machine. If that does not help, contac tThermwood Tech Services."
Here goes nothing!
by Rob Davis
Wed, Feb 20 2013, 5:22PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Invalid character in EIA block
Replies: 5
Views: 1909

Invalid character in EIA block

I am 7 sheets into a job and I jsut got this error message. It is in the middle of a tool change and the head is straight up from the last operation and is calling for tool change. But I am DOWN right now and cannot clear this error. I looked at the forum and it said it was a non-closed comment but ...
by Rob Davis
Thu, Jan 24 2013, 9:33PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: I need a Geometry Lesson
Replies: 12
Views: 3868

Re: I need a Geometry Lesson

Kerry, if this is a true arc, you can certainly find the panel size if you know the chord length and the rise. From those two you can find the radius, then the circumference, then you can determine the % of the circumference you are using and get the length of the panel. But I maybe don't fully unde...
by Rob Davis
Tue, Oct 30 2012, 12:09PM
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Notre Dame
Replies: 0
Views: 2718

Notre Dame

We are doing a bar area for a HUGE Notre Dame fan/alum/.... Does anybody know where there might be ND stuff to include in the bar design? We can get decals and stuff from ND fan page, etc but wondering if anybody knows or makes or wants to make the ND mascot as a corbel for holding up the bar overha...
by Rob Davis
Wed, Oct 10 2012, 4:13PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: V CARVE
Replies: 28
Views: 9684

Re: V CARVE

Hijack ON -
Josh, 100% agree with annoying!
Hijack OFF
by Rob Davis
Mon, Sep 17 2012, 8:40PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Spindle Shaft Replacement
Replies: 21
Views: 4544

Re: Spindle Shaft Replacement

Jason, we only changed the shaft and have had no issues post repair.
by Rob Davis
Mon, Sep 17 2012, 9:19AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Sloped Top Wall Cabinet
Replies: 1
Views: 584

Sloped Top Wall Cabinet

I am trying to make the top of the wall cabinets slope from front to back by 6". I have searched the forum and didn't find an answer. Is this possible? Picture below. Thanks in advance.
by Rob Davis
Mon, Sep 03 2012, 9:47AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Spindle Shaft Replacement
Replies: 21
Views: 4544

Re: Spindle Shaft Replacement

Neville, Since we are in the Northern Hemisphere, our machine does not need to be bolted to the earth to keep it from falling off like yours on bottom of the globe. To avoid having to lay on your back on the floor or table, you could maybe just loosen the thing and let it drift off the Earth so you ...
by Rob Davis
Sun, Sep 02 2012, 8:30PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Spindle Shaft Replacement
Replies: 21
Views: 4544

Re: Spindle Shaft Replacement

Neville, Thermwood sent me detailed instructions that included photos of every step and everything marked pretty clearly. Even we figured it out. Just ask them to send the instructions if you ever need a spindle. Make sure you have metric and english allen wrenches.
by Rob Davis
Tue, Aug 28 2012, 10:18PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Spindle Shaft Replacement
Replies: 21
Views: 4544

Re: Spindle Shaft Replacement

Josh - I am sure your spindles had more hours than ours. We are about a 4-6 hours per day run time operation on cnc. Forrest - For our $3000+ USD, we got a REBUILT spindle and a $500 core credit when we returned our old one. Not sure if a new one is more or not? Never asked because I needed a spindl...

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