Is this possible to do in eCabinets

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Is this possible to do in eCabinets

Postby Donald Thomson » Mon, Jul 12 2010, 6:14PM

I've attached a picture of a cabinet a customer wants. Is this possible using eCabs to do this with a cabinet and still have it cut properly on a CNC? I still would like to use BlindDado M&T joinery for the deck and mid shelf.

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Re: Is this possible to do in eCabinets

Postby Kerry Fullington » Mon, Jul 12 2010, 6:37PM

Sure
Use a deck float to shorten the face frame then inset the front of your deck. Cut the arc in the ends using the part editor and use a fixed shelf for the new deck at the face frame.

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Re: Is this possible to do in eCabinets

Postby David Werkheiser » Tue, Jul 13 2010, 10:03AM

Kerry, thanks for sharing with us, is it possible to duplicate cutouts for both sides, or do they have to be done separate?
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Re: Is this possible to do in eCabinets

Postby Kerry Fullington » Tue, Jul 13 2010, 11:22AM

David,

You have to do each side separately but when you do the first side, do it in contour and save the geometry. You can then open the geometry when you take the second side to contour and use it to make the cut. If you do this cabinet again you will already have the geometry.

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Re: Is this possible to do in eCabinets

Postby David Werkheiser » Wed, Jul 14 2010, 3:26PM

Kerry
Thank you, I will try that.
I saw in one of your posts, (WoodWeb I think) a render of a theater that you were checking "sight lines", did you do that in eCabs? if so, it was very well done
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Re: Is this possible to do in eCabinets

Postby Kerry Fullington » Wed, Jul 14 2010, 5:09PM

David,

Thanks. Yes the theatre drawing was done using eCabinets. The walls were walls and most everything else is display cubes. The curtains are display cubes with a wavy part editor cut.

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Re: Is this possible to do in eCabinets

Postby Donald Thomson » Fri, Jul 16 2010, 12:57PM

Hi Kerry,

I apologize for the slow response. I was on a few night camping trip. It was my first time away from the shop in over a year. I needed the decompress :D

Thank you very much for the "how to" for this cabinet. I will be trying, for the first time, to use the contour editor to make sure the cabinet curves are symmetrical.
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Re: Is this possible to do in eCabinets

Postby Kerry Fullington » Fri, Jul 16 2010, 1:44PM

Don,

Here is a tip you might use.

Take your left end into the part editor and then contour
Create your geometry for the cut in contour and save it to a file there.
Cut the geometry in the part editor and return the left end to the cabinet

When you bring the right end into the part editor use the drop down menu to choose C-Back view which flips the part
Now take the part into contour and open your saved geometry
This lets you cut using the same geometry without creating a mirror image of it

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Re: Is this possible to do in eCabinets

Postby Donald Thomson » Fri, Jul 16 2010, 2:32PM

Thanks Kerry. I will give it a try. Your instructions make it easy to follow.
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Re: Is this possible to do in eCabinets

Postby Donald Thomson » Fri, Jul 16 2010, 6:13PM

Wouldn't you know it, right in the middle of creating the contours eCabs decides to crash and loose my work..... Go figure...... :wall:
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Re: Is this possible to do in eCabinets

Postby Mike Seisser » Wed, Jul 21 2010, 1:08PM

That's not a crash, that's a 'Training Exercise'. :wink:
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