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by Rob Davis
Tue, May 02 2006, 10:28AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Suggestions or Comments?
Replies: 6
Views: 1273

Thanks for the input. No, Jeff, I am not intersted in buying a machine you don't like..... Not all of us Hoosiers are gullible! We also got the flyer on the anniversary deal for Butfering. Plus, SCMI has a good price on theirs but we aren't sure we like the machine. We are leaning toward TimeSaver, ...
by Rob Davis
Mon, May 01 2006, 2:32PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Suggestions or Comments?
Replies: 6
Views: 1273

Suggestions or Comments?

Since those of you in this forum have equipment, any recommendations on widebelt sanders? We need a new one in a bad way and we have looked at TimeSavers and Butfering (german mach from Altendorf and Mueller Mach) and also Powermatic. Any experience on these out there? Suggestions of other brands? I...
by Rob Davis
Wed, Mar 08 2006, 3:50PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: New feature in Control Nesting PLEASE!!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1287

Is there a way to add multiple sheets of the same size in the add sheets of rolling nest without typing each one in individually? I want to add scraps that I have and there are 6 remnants of similar shape and size so do I need to put the same info in 6 times?
by Rob Davis
Mon, Mar 06 2006, 2:56PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Alt M maintenence problem
Replies: 10
Views: 1588

We have the same problem but are more novice than you. Where do I search to delete the mclock files? In Thermwood sdoftware? In whole computer? Somewhere else? I tried this back in Oct '05 when it was also on this forum but was unsuccessful at accomplishing the task. I assume I go to wordpad, open t...
by Rob Davis
Thu, Mar 02 2006, 2:26PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Hasn't happened yet...
Replies: 2
Views: 990

Hasn't happened yet...

If we are cutting a program in Rolling Nest and have 50 sheets total and somewhere in the middle of it a tool breaks or whatever, can we repair, replace etc and resume from that point without having to go back and X-out parts we already have and renest whole job? Most of our nests are big and we got...
by Rob Davis
Thu, Mar 02 2006, 2:20PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Table Flatness
Replies: 32
Views: 6520

Bill, Thermwood does still sell wasteboards direct. We tried using regular grade MDF for wasteboards and have since gone back to Thermwood stuff. Commercial stuff curved up and and warped and created all kinds of wierd situations. For a few bucks more, get the right stuff and it pays. They ship it c...
by Rob Davis
Tue, Jan 31 2006, 1:41PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Scanned Images
Replies: 4
Views: 1573

Thanks Dan. My image is not that complex. I am more engraving than carving. But the tutorial is neat.
by Rob Davis
Thu, Nov 17 2005, 12:53PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Just thought you would like to know
Replies: 4
Views: 1440

We print the sheets identifying the parts and only print the flip operation stickers. We don't use the labels other than to get teh barcode off them. We use a #3 pencil to ID the parts on the table and write them in a non conspicuous place. sand off easily if wqe need them to. Plus no adhesive resid...
by Rob Davis
Thu, Nov 17 2005, 12:40PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Scanned Images
Replies: 4
Views: 1573

thank you jody. it is a jpeg image and i will attempt to iport it as you suggest. will let you knwo.

it is a logo for one of our regular customers and we would liek to engrave it into some sheet sides of some of their product.

Rob
by Rob Davis
Wed, Nov 16 2005, 2:32PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Scanned Images
Replies: 4
Views: 1573

Scanned Images

Do any of you have experience in scanning in images of logos or such and then machining them? I have two projects we'd love to add some scanned image \"carving\" to but not sure how to do it. We have ECabinets and MasterCam. I posted here becasue I am sure the software guys would say it is easy but ...
by Rob Davis
Tue, Jul 19 2005, 5:52PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Help please
Replies: 8
Views: 2801

Update.... Based on all your responses and your sage advice, we re-evaluated the whole operation we were using to cut these parts. We had always used comp bits because we always used a comp bit. Now we switched to an upcut bit for drilling and interpolating the holes and actually even now use a stra...
by Rob Davis
Tue, Jul 19 2005, 5:49PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Help please
Replies: 8
Views: 2801

Update.... Based on all your responses and your sage advice, we re-evaluated the whole operation we were using to cut these parts. We had always used comp bits because we always used a comp bit. Now we switched to an upcut bit for drilling and interpolating the holes and actually even now use a stra...
by Rob Davis
Tue, Jul 12 2005, 8:05AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Help please
Replies: 8
Views: 2801

Thank you

Thank you for the replies. We had considered much of these but a real privilege to have the ability to get input from others. I still can't resolve why only 3 holes out of 256 and why now versus no problem before.......It can't be the reverse rotation I don't suspect as it should have done it more? ...
by Rob Davis
Mon, Jul 11 2005, 4:41PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Help please
Replies: 8
Views: 2801

Help please

Here's a new one for us and I am almost reluctant to admit this happened but I can't figure out why it did so am needing help. We were making parts like we have done before and were interpolating holes that are .415 and .300 in diameter using a .250\" comp bit in .75\" MDF. What happened was that th...
by Rob Davis
Tue, Jun 28 2005, 3:23PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: ?'s for Thermwood owners
Replies: 4
Views: 2641

Nick, We've had our CS40 running since March. We run ECabinets and MasterCam. We would echo the above comments and feel that we made the right choice. We spent about 9 months trying to talk ourselves into a CNC Router and looking at different ones. I have a file full of literature on different brand...

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