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Edgebanding

Postby Sebastien Boileau » Fri, Mar 10 2006, 8:37AM

I'd like to hear how some of you guys are set up for edgebanding after your peices are cut like how you mark which peice needs which tape...
We just put a line with a marker on the edge that needs tape, but i was thinking maybe thermwood could modify their labels and add a \"tape edge\" on the label itself where the operator could identify the edge that needs tape. Just to try to simplify things even more since edgebanding isn't a \"career\" that people enjoy, it has to be a user friendly task where anyone can do.

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Postby Forrest Chapman » Fri, Mar 10 2006, 9:18AM

I also have been meaning to post about this issue. I thought that this feature used to be in rolling nest. Was there not a red line on the face side of the label? If not I guess this would be a request for V5 along with the edgebanding feature.

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Postby Sebastien Boileau » Fri, Mar 10 2006, 9:22AM

What would be great would be if you could program in Ecabs which side needs tape on your piece where it would be marked on the label...Now that would the best!

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Postby Sebastien Boileau » Fri, Mar 10 2006, 9:24AM

Forrest what is your setup for edgebander/marking pieces?

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Postby Brian Shannon » Fri, Mar 10 2006, 10:21AM

When using blind dado it is easy. Just set your front tenon back farther than the back tenon. The label idea sounds great. May be a square with either a red line or BOLD black line to indicate which edge to band. Some indication on the printed sheets would also work.

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Postby Forrest Chapman » Fri, Mar 10 2006, 10:25AM

I don't really have a setup. My guys are all skilled enough to know most of the time which is which. Although sometimes they'll band the wrong side of a white shelf. I guess if I hire a flunky I'll have to do something else.

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Postby Sebastien Boileau » Fri, Mar 10 2006, 10:43AM

Brian, yes it is simple for the blind dado setup, however there are still the ajustable shelves...for example, an ajustable shelf for an upper 12\" would be roughly 10 7/8\"x10 3/4\" this can be very confusing for a newbie. Keep in mind, i'm trying to setup a foolproof way of making edgebanding easy enough for anyone to do, skilled or not, since we are not a small neither big shop, we have about 10 employees but they all have their tasks to do so we pretty much need a guy to do edgebanding almost all the time.

Forrest, your in a great position since your guys know what their doing, we sort of have a hard time keeping all our guys, some of em just quit without notice but it's good to be ready and have a backup plan if some of those skilled guys leave, I think edgebanding should be the easiest task anyone could do. I just hope thermwood can integrate it in their next update.

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Postby Brian Shannon » Fri, Mar 10 2006, 10:55AM

Forrest,

Take care of those guys! They're \"few and far between\".

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Postby Jason Susnjara » Fri, Mar 10 2006, 11:44AM

Hi Guys,

For V5 we will have edgebanding on the face of cabinet parts. We are going to try to get the labels done for this as well.


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