3\" Wide Fluted Bit

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Dave Lesley
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Postby Dave Lesley » Wed, Nov 16 2005, 8:35AM

i'm not all that well versed on creating a directory, a little help please?

how do you create a tools directory, and where?

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Kerry Fullington
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Postby Kerry Fullington » Wed, Nov 16 2005, 7:54PM

Dave,
For a tools directory just make a \"new folder\" and name it tools. You can place it anywhere you can find it. I would suggest in the eCabinets folder. I moved mine into my eCabinets/jobs/ folder with all of my job files so that when Dan Epps Backup Utility backs up my jobs it backs up my tools also.
After creating the tools folder wherever you want, when you create or download a tool just save it to that folder.
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How to use the tool

Postby Lee Turner » Mon, Dec 19 2005, 1:05PM

I was able to download the file, but I'm a newbie at this. What do I do now. In other words how do I use it?
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Postby Kerry Fullington » Tue, Dec 20 2005, 8:40AM

Lee,
In the Cabinet Assembly editor highlight the part you want to profile by clicking on it/
Click on the Part Editor icon and this will sen the part to the part editor/
Click on the Profile edge icon/
You will now be prompted to choose single, partial or chain/
For this tool you will probably select single then click on one edge of the part near the top or bottom of the part/
Then select next and a window will open for you to select the tool you want to use/
Find your tool and click view/
You can now select offsets from the edge for the tool path and the depth of cut of the tool/
For this test just select OK and the part should be profiled by the fluting tool
Select return and choose to save the changes made to the part.
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Postby Paul Berendsohn » Mon, Mar 06 2006, 2:45PM

OK, this program is making me feel like an idiot (in spite of Kerry's sincere efforts) but I have to ask a stupid question I'm afraid...

I want to use the flute tool posted here to make a fluted pilaster...

I succesfully Dl the tool and created a display board, but the \"axis\" the tool works in isn't \"correct\". In other words it routs the flutes across the short dimension of the stock, rather than the length. I can't see any way to rotate the board or the tool. Should I specify the board dimensions opposite of what I did in order for it to display in a direction that matches the tool travel?

Sorry, I'm sure this is obvious but...
:oops:

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Postby Paul Berendsohn » Mon, Mar 06 2006, 2:55PM

OK... 2nd installment.

By using the chain mode I can rout down the length of my board, but the bit does a 90 degreee turn rather than running off the end. sigh... am I on the right path?

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Postby Paul Berendsohn » Mon, Mar 06 2006, 3:47PM

Holyyyyyyyyyyyyyy smokes!!!
I got very close to what I wanted by reading old posts and finding something that Kerry (aka Yoda) posted. Thanks Kerry!!!

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