Torque Work Centre #4: Cutting Dados--The Easy Way

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Blog entry by Kent Shepherd posted 05-18-2010 04:48 AM 12675 reads 1 time favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Short of owning a CNC Router, I can’t think of a better way to cut dados.

This is my first attempt at a video. I discovered what a huge learning curve is involved and hopefully I’ll get better. —Gee I love computers!

With a lot of help from my lovely wife, here it is—Enjoy!

Thanks for watching.


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Dave Price

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#1 posted 05-18-2010 05:09 AM

great video Kent. glad to see you got your video camera going, if a picture is worth a 1000 words i wounder what a video is. i really want one of those torque work centers. keep up the good work.

-- Dave Price , Roswell New Mexico

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 05-18-2010 05:25 AM

OK, all I need now is the CNC Torque Workcenter! :) :)

Then, I’d be all set…

Nice video… you did a very good job explaining & using it.

I take it you had to write a simple program?

The CNC took over when you turned it on, right? Like controlling all movements, til done?

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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Rick Dennington

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#3 posted 05-18-2010 06:01 AM

Greetings Kent,
Well…. I did get to see the Torque Work Center in action after all…... lol. Slicker’ an whistle!!!! I now have a better understanding of how it works when you were explaining it to me….. I understood it then, but this is so much better to see in a demonstration…. Thanks for the video…. Great job, and tell Diane she’s did a good job behind the camera….

-- " At my age, happy hour is a crap and a nap".....!!

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#4 posted 05-18-2010 07:13 AM

Thanks for the great presentation Kent & Diane! It’s cool to be there with you, kinda like meeting you first hand. I know we should all take a lesson from you that ANY tool is better by; making jigs, fine tuning, clamping and or stop fixtures for the work table as you have done. First class all the way!

-- $tudie

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#5 posted 05-18-2010 07:16 AM

I’ve got to have one. Thanks for the video.

-- Mike The Termite ~~~~~ Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.

View Eric's profile


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#6 posted 05-18-2010 08:00 AM

pretty neat video. good job

-- Eric

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#7 posted 05-18-2010 09:25 AM

You make it all seem so simple… oh yeah it is.. and video work was pretty durn good for a first time?

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#8 posted 05-18-2010 12:07 PM

You did a great job on the video Kent. The dado set-up showed how versatile, easy and accurate the machine is. You have a natural talent for presentation. Now I just have to figure out how to get the money to buy one. I did buy a Lotto ticket last week, so there is hope, lol.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 05-18-2010 01:46 PM

Nice video Ken you show more than just making dado. The versatility of the TWC is in how much imagination one can come up with, like your homemade clamping center, very ingenious. I bet using the TWC has been a lot of fun in setting up and using as well. It seem that you tackled the dust collection part of it head on with the Festool vac system, very nice indeed. Looking forward to seeing more video, stay safe…BC

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#10 posted 05-18-2010 02:43 PM

well done , kent .
simple ,
safe ,
and consistent .

now i just need a trailer ,
so i can do my dadoes ,

when i come to visit ,
y’aii (LOL) !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

View woody57's profile


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#11 posted 05-18-2010 05:16 PM

great video
you have a talent for presentation
I had a pinched nerve in my neck 2 yrs ago, so I know what you mean by numbness and lack of grip.
keep up the good work

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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#12 posted 05-19-2010 01:46 AM

Nice machine Kent. Great blog & good job on the video.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#13 posted 05-21-2010 03:12 PM

Can you tell us where you purchased the TWC and the approximate cost Kent?


-- Garry, Engadine, Michigan (Upper Peninsula)

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Kent Shepherd

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#14 posted 05-21-2010 11:38 PM

Thank You everyone for all the kind comments. I hope this is just one of many videos on a variety of topics—-assuming anyone is really interested.

The Torque Work Centre can be ordered from SRS Tool & Supply in Lubbock, Texas.
Feel free to contact me by PM, and I’ll get you all the information.



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#15 posted 05-22-2010 01:48 AM

I’m interested
keep making those videos

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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