Cope & Sticking Entry Doors on Model 40

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Cope & Sticking Entry Doors on Model 40

Postby Chris Robinson » Tue, Jan 06 2009, 6:07PM

Hi,

Is there anyone cope and sticking entry doors with their Thermwood? The doors that I'm thinking about processing on the cnc are 1.75" thick. We have several doors coming up that have radiused top and mid rails.

If you are stick and coping entry doors, what tooling are you using? I heard that FS Tool has a tool body with inserts but the od on the tool is 10".

I would like to have the inserts cut to match our existing moulder tooling. I have an ISO30 spindle for using 1.25" shaper cutters and thought about a tool body and either making knives for the cnc or using our moulder knives. But I think the smalled diameter tool body is 5" but I'm very concerned about the overall weight. Any input would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Cope & Sticking Entry Doors on Model 40

Postby Damon Nabors » Tue, Jan 06 2009, 6:44PM

I would think that you would have to have a modified tool holder to handle a tool that large in diameter. I thing the largest tool my CS45 will handle is in the 3" range.
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Re: Cope & Sticking Entry Doors on Model 40

Postby Chris Robinson » Wed, Jan 07 2009, 5:41AM

Damon,

It turns out that it isn't so simple to modify the tool holders to accomodate anything greater than 3" dia. We would have to do manual tool changes to/from the large diameter tools. I have seen videos of cnc's machining entry door cope/stick with tooling much smaller than 10" dia. but I'm having a hard time finding out who the tool maker was.

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Chris

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Re: Cope & Sticking Entry Doors on Model 40

Postby Ryan Hochgesang » Wed, Jan 07 2009, 9:05AM

Regarding the larger dia. tooling, I believe that I've mentioned this before on another posting, but if you have larger dia. tooling (larger than accepted by standard barstyle holder) that you want to utilize with your Thermwood router, one option you would have is to contact Thermwood's retrofit dept. (1-800-221-3865 or email: retrofits@thermwood.com) to see if you could have a vertical load tool holder made to hold the specialized tool. However, the other concern you will want to watch closely is that the custom tool is very well balanced so that damaged is not done to your router motor when using this tool. Along with the good balance will be that you need to ensure to run the tool at the manufacturers rated RPM and also that the RPM rating falls under the HP rating of your current router motor which is being ran on the Thermwood. You can contact Thermwood Field Service dept. (1-800-221-3865 or email: service@thermwood.com) with your router motor specs. to get a better idea of the minimum RPM which you should run with your particular router so that you maintain needed HP to cut and not damage router motor.

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Re: Cope & Sticking Entry Doors on Model 40

Postby Chris Robinson » Wed, Jan 07 2009, 10:11AM

Ryan, I did contact THM's Retrofit dept. twice. They were going to work up a cost to retrofit one or all 4 of the bar style tool changers to accomodate larger tooling. I haven't rec'd any further info as of yet.

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Chris

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Re: Cope & Sticking Entry Doors on Model 40

Postby Ryan Hochgesang » Wed, Jan 07 2009, 11:21AM

Thanks for the info. Chris. I will contact them directly to see what could have happened to the communications. I appologize for the delay.

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Re: Cope & Sticking Entry Doors on Model 40

Postby Chris Robinson » Wed, Jan 07 2009, 12:48PM

Thanks Ryan, no problem. Holidays always screws things up! The tool holder issue is seperate from the "Tooling" issue.

Chris


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