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I'm looking forward to meeting some of you there. Big place easy to get tied up and miss a time or realize it when you are at the opposite end. My cell 402-560-2127 Problem may be hearing it with all the noise & my poor hearing.
As a reminder WOODWEB is located at booth #4343 and anyone interested in meeting is welcome to stop by the booth on Friday August 22nd at 2 P.M. When the size of the group is determined we can move to a meeting area if needed. WOODWEB hopes to see you at our booth!
Man am I disappointed, The IWF is a high light to my working career and I was looking sooo forward to attending And Bringing some of the guys. An emergency hearing on a lawsuit on Monday changed that. I have been suing someone over a real estate deal for seven years so I could not miss a single prep meeting. Please post some photos of what you like. new stuff Just for a little feel good !!
No problem James, we'll all fill you in. I was looking forward to meeting you. Even though you're pretty close to us. I took a look at the Vectric booth, pretty impressive. I think I'll purchase aspire after the show.
You know I love Aspire !! did this Sculpted wall yesterday (one of two) using the toolpath feature. I may just hop in the car and ride over for a few hours tomorrow AM but it is gonna be a stretch to do that !!
That's awesome work! How long does it take to run a panel like that on the CNC? What bit?(I'm assuming a ballnose?)
we ran 60 x 109 in less than 1 hour, 2" ballnose bit
Just back from IWF. Had a good show. Took a look @ the Cut Center. Well thought out machine that seems well suited to the small cabinet shop. Yes, the price seems a bit high but you are getting a complete package for kitchen cabinet production, Software included. Thermwood builds a good machine & has good customer support. It looks like it met their design goals for the target buyer. The man in their booth said they plan on adding more features to the software as they go along.
My goal was to find a decent mid range router, 5x12', C-axis, @ least 12 tool spots, and a minimum of 15 vertical drill spindles. I'd also like an auto load unload but have to figure out if we can squeeze one in the shop. They take a space about 40' long. I want to be able to run 60 sheets per shift.
I found several that could meet those specs w/o breaking the bank. There were also some late comers to the party with short track records offering machines for quite a bit less $, unknown value.
I looked @ a Larick 5 head brush sander that I'm going to give a try. I know they won't take chips and chatter out but all I want it to do is prepare the surface for finishing. Take any shoe rub marks off and give an overall uniform scratch pattern. When the molding is run the sander will be attached to the outfeed so no additional labor. Then move it to the finishing booth to lightly sand the washcoat and then the seal coat after staining. Buying an extra set of heads so change from molder to finishing is quick. All 5 heads have inverter drives as does the feed. Also had a good conversation with the abrasive head supplier. Got a good publication from him on recommendations for abrasive choices and speeds and he went over them with me explaining the whys. He also had heads for use on the router after doing MDF carving.
Got to talk to some knowledgeable people about air compressors and they have changed my mind about what I'm going to buy.
Took along my best CAD man and he spent most of his time looking @ software. Found some promising candidates.
End result: well worth the trip in knowledge gained
I was really Jonesing to go and I have only missed one other in the last 10 shows. I did have a fellow there with an Ipad so we did some "Facetime" negotiating for a new Edge Bander , he was able to show me machines and talk to reps. Ahhh Technology, still miss the sights the sounds and the whole effect of Cabinetmakers in one Place .
CAMaster debut a new machine with a 4 tool rotary ATC with a VAC at under 28-30 K that is going to end up in an awful lot of Small shops. I found another used one and possible a larger cobra to use in another Specialty shop I am setting up. word is the Show was very successful for them with a large at show sales closings !!
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