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by Rob Davis
Wed, Jun 12 2013, 2:58PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: pocket Clean up Help
Replies: 0
Views: 1287

pocket Clean up Help

I am needing to make a lid that lays in the top. I can do it on eCabs and it does cut it but it does not clean up the edges so that the lid fits. I created a pocket over the cutout with a different radius corner so it has a catch. I have emailed Thermwood but thought this might get me a quicker answ...
by Rob Davis
Fri, May 03 2013, 10:21AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Drag Knife
Replies: 4
Views: 2347

Re: Drag Knife

Thanks, Brad.
On TW On-line Store they have In-Groove insert engraving system in the sign making section. Does this work to do marquetry, inlays, veneers, etc.?
by Rob Davis
Fri, May 03 2013, 8:35AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Drag Knife
Replies: 4
Views: 2347

Drag Knife

Since Shop Bot can do this, can our CS40 do this? Donek Drag Knife to cut veneer. What do we need to do to use this on our machine? New software?
If interested, here is the YouTube video link for how to program it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNMvzJu9VO8
http://donektools.com
Thanks!
by Rob Davis
Thu, Mar 14 2013, 8:24AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Cutting Solution
Replies: 4
Views: 1695

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: 1695

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: 1950

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: 1778

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: 2308

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: 2308

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: 2308

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: 4152

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: 2894

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: 10384

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: 5210

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: 636

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.

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