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by Rob Davis
Wed, Jul 17 2013, 6:44AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Flip op miscutting
Replies: 10
Views: 3374

Re: Flip op miscutting

Problem resolved. Issue was ours, not Thermwood! Ever feel like choking your help??? Here is what I sent to Joe at Thermwood outlining the solution. One big lesson is to re-verify the G52 locations if you ever get a C marker error and have to reset the axis. I am convinced that is the start of this ...
by Rob Davis
Mon, Jul 15 2013, 8:39AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Flip op miscutting
Replies: 10
Views: 3374

Re: Flip op miscutting

Daniel, Flip Ops are the absolute worst and we avoid them like the plague. Any program we write has no flip ops. Unfortunately we didn't write this one but machine has done it before just a week ago. Wil, I checked G52L this morning and all are dead on within 0.004. Outline tool is correct and diame...
by Rob Davis
Sun, Jul 14 2013, 8:07AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Flip op miscutting
Replies: 10
Views: 3374

Re: Flip op miscutting

Wil, thanks a ton. New day, new perspective. My plan is to verify my fixture offset by locating a sheet and then going to G52L1 and see if I am correct. Then I am going to (I think) find that X axis is out by 1/2 of 1/8" probably from the C marker reset we had to do. Correct my offset in contro...
by Rob Davis
Sat, Jul 13 2013, 4:47PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Flip op miscutting
Replies: 10
Views: 3374

Re: Flip op miscutting

ALWAYS on weekends and ALWAYS when you have a deadline to meet. I got so frustrated I just shut it down and will go back at it tomorrow afternoon. I know we can make the adjustment but actually have 2 questions: 1) Don't we actually have to make 1/2 of the .125 adjustment?? Just checking my thinking...
by Rob Davis
Sat, Jul 13 2013, 11:59AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Flip op miscutting
Replies: 10
Views: 3374

Flip op miscutting

We successfully were cutting flip operations a couple days ago. Then have been running a series of jobs without flip ops. Now back to flip op job and the X axis is off and flip ops are coming out wrong. See pictures. Y axis appears to be correct. You can see the dado is too long on one side leaving ...
by Rob Davis
Wed, Jun 12 2013, 2:58PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: pocket Clean up Help
Replies: 0
Views: 1346

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: 2445

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: 2445

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: 1773

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: 1773

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: 2043

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: 1860

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: 2437

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: 2437

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: 2437

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 ...

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