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by Rob Davis
Tue, Jul 03 2012, 8:51PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Re: Bringing Furniture Business to Cabinetmakers
Replies: 19
Views: 10783

Re: Bringing Furniture Business to Cabinetmakers

Ken, got my email today and signed up immediately. I think this could be a way to improve our business and hope we can learn more and maybe become a center. Thanks for including Thermwood owners in the process. Made in America! Happy Independnece Day, and let's fight for our independence this year! ...
by Rob Davis
Thu, Jun 07 2012, 6:19PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: melamine tooling
Replies: 8
Views: 2877

Re: melamine tooling

Will, I was in on that discussion and that is what warped my brain. "Going faster is better and keeps tools sharper longer" was what the counterintuitive reference was. It really made me take a hard look at the tools and speeds we were using. VERY helpful to us anyway, even though I have a...
by Rob Davis
Thu, Jun 07 2012, 6:41AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: melamine tooling
Replies: 8
Views: 2877

Re: melamine tooling

Scott, thanks for reply. When you say set max plunge to .25, will it then make 3 passes if I have a 0.625" deep rout? Daniel, thanks too for replying. We use comp bits whenever we can but going only .188 deep would be on the upshear portion and that is no good in melamine! I need to upgrade our...
by Rob Davis
Wed, Jun 06 2012, 3:21PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: melamine tooling
Replies: 8
Views: 2877

melamine tooling

We have historically used a 1/2" straight cutter to make routed holes for inlaying adjustable track into sides of cabinet. FWIW, the track we used is KV and rout is 0.188" deep x 0.635" wide so comp tool no good either. Anyway, we get little tiny chips of melamine as the tool wears an...
by Rob Davis
Fri, Jun 01 2012, 6:19AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Operator Training
Replies: 3
Views: 2557

Re: Operator Training

Fred, we are a small shop with only 14 employees. My operator and I share cutting duties and he cuts >75% and I cut some depending on how busy we are. My operator is responsible for all maintenance, greasing, filling oilers, housekeeping, etc. He also keeps tools sharp and changed as necessary. We d...
by Rob Davis
Sat, Apr 21 2012, 1:28PM
Forum: Lounge
Topic: 2 finger typists
Replies: 11
Views: 5286

Re: 2 finger typists

Al, I just hope this conversation with your wife didn't start with "Honey, I bet after 6 weeks I can type as fast as you..." You'll be eating those words along with doing the cooking!
by Rob Davis
Fri, Apr 20 2012, 12:19PM
Forum: Lounge
Topic: 2 finger typists
Replies: 11
Views: 5286

Re: 2 finger typists

Another thought: You better look up a recipe for crow.
by Rob Davis
Fri, Apr 20 2012, 12:18PM
Forum: Lounge
Topic: 2 finger typists
Replies: 11
Views: 5286

Re: 2 finger typists

Al, I know you are trying to learn typing but you better brush up on your cooking skills if you are anything like me!
by Rob Davis
Fri, Apr 20 2012, 12:15PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Hand Held Controller
Replies: 9
Views: 2902

Re: Hand Held Controller

Nicholas, we ordered our CS45 without one to trry and save some money and within a month or two ended up buying a hand held. We don't use it that often but it is vital to have it when you do need it. I suggest you get it.
Rob
by Rob Davis
Wed, Feb 15 2012, 4:50PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Poor edge quality
Replies: 33
Views: 8153

Re: Poor edge quality

Jason, excuse me if this seems like 2 elementary questions but here goes: 1) What effect is there if the chip load is too light (i.e. - running FPM too slowly for RPM per chart) as we know too much chip load = overheating, breaking tools, etc but is there a down side for running too slowly other tha...
by Rob Davis
Tue, Feb 14 2012, 8:32AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Poor edge quality
Replies: 33
Views: 8153

Re: Poor edge quality

Neville, I'd love some pictures as this is a new one on me and with our machine aging, we are trying to stay ahead fo the simple stuff to keep it runing well. Sounds liek these shoudl be checked from time to time, huh? I think I know to what you are refrencing but to make sure. Thanks in advance. ro...
by Rob Davis
Tue, Jan 31 2012, 1:05PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Cut Through amount
Replies: 6
Views: 1525

Re: Cut Through amount

Kerry, my two cents..... When we flycut, we have to fake the machine into thinking the board is 0.002 lower than what we actually cut it to be. I think this is because when we have the waste board on the machine with nothing else, it doesn't compress fully because there isn't enough vacuum to pull i...
by Rob Davis
Thu, Jan 05 2012, 3:42PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Is youbuild.com going to be like production sharing???
Replies: 47
Views: 15923

Re: Is youbuild.com going to be like production sharing???

Today''s (1-5-12) Woodworking Headlines: Cabinotch Acquired by Columbia Forest Products

Thermwood should not be the sole target of these issues here, CFP should share in the fun, IMO.
by Rob Davis
Tue, Dec 13 2011, 8:15AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: G-Code Verification Software/ Backplot
Replies: 2
Views: 1518

Re: G-Code Verification Software/ Backplot

Georgi, we use MAsterCam and it has a backplot and 3D verification run. However, I am only familiar with using it for MasterCAm generated programs. I am not sure if you are asking for this to use on eCabs or not. We use the backplot A LOT when we develop all new programs.
by Rob Davis
Fri, Dec 02 2011, 8:31AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Corrupted file, New update?
Replies: 7
Views: 1568

Re: Corrupted file, New update?

Maybe a clue but another piece of information is that I use my computer in a "user" mode and am not logged on as Administrator for hacking prevention. Before the rebuild, I used to save my job file, log on as administrator, open eCabs, get the job file and then make my twd (have to be admi...

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