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1 Cut out Tabs on Sun Jul 19, 2009 4:54 pm

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Hey everyone, I am wondering about the process of creating "cut out tabs" on projects. I have an example picture below.... it is not the project I am working on currently, but it illustrates what I am trying to do. The reason I need tabs are twofold:

1. to prevent large pieces of wood from flying around the inside of the machine
2. helps keep the item in place and under the rollers when cutting, tabs can be cut off later with a razor or small finger saw.

Thanks for the assist!!!

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2 Re: Cut out Tabs on Mon Jul 20, 2009 12:28 pm

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Dudbuster,

Lets see if I can give you an idea of how I would do it.

I would start with "outline pattern" and you should get an outline for both the inside and outside of the frame. (see picture). You then would select each out line and apply a "cutout" to each. In the pop up window for the cutout tool you then can select how many tabs, the size of tabs and the depth of each pass you want the machine to do for the cutout.

Also for me on something like this I would put a "feather" to the pattern and remove any carve region on the inside of the frame. Reason being, less work (carve time) for the machine doing the inside area of the frame and it would be cut out anyway.

Hope this gives you the idea/how to for this.

Also that is a real nice looking frame. Any possibility you can share it or is it a purchased pattern???


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3 Re: Cut out Tabs on Mon Jul 20, 2009 4:08 pm

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its one of the free patters from the CW forum.... dont know the name exactly. I went on a download spree from their website about 8 months ago. From the looks of it, I need to do it again. They seem to have added a few thousand more, lol.

I will try what you said and let you kow how it goes with the tabs! Thanks man!!!

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4 Re: Cut out Tabs on Sat Jul 25, 2009 11:15 pm

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Here is the link to the CW forum and the pic frame in question....

Click ME!!

Great advice on the Tabs as well, worked like a charm!

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5 Re: Cut out Tabs on Sun Jul 26, 2009 4:19 am

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Dudbuster,

Thanks for the link to the frame. wow I actually missed a pattern!

Glad to hear the cut out worked for you. Make sure you post a picture when you have it done.


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