Torque Work Centre #5: More Torque!

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Blog entry by Kent Shepherd posted 01-10-2011 06:36 PM 7520 reads 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Try this on a drill press!
My son has been building himself a workbench with an incredible 3” thick, 40” x 90” top.
He asked me how in the world could he drill the dog holes accurately. How about the Torque work center.
As he was drilling the holes, he commented——————”I want one”
Doesn’t everyone?

Thanks for looking,


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#1 posted 01-10-2011 06:43 PM

heh, that looks too easy – you should have let him do it with a brace!

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#2 posted 01-10-2011 06:53 PM


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#3 posted 01-10-2011 08:05 PM

I’m with PurpLev at least one row Ken….lol , sweet work and fast. I know are friend down under is smiling as well…BC

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#4 posted 01-10-2011 09:01 PM

There is no denying that the Torque Work Center rocks Kent. That bench looks really good too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 01-10-2011 10:35 PM

Just one more thing that the TWC excels in… drilling perfectly space holes… that is one really large radial arm drill…and yes Wilson… I am smiling …
Kent, tell Greg that I know a bloke who can get him one….lol … but he might have to move in with you… no room in his workshop…

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#6 posted 01-10-2011 10:44 PM

gee dad
since you let me use the TWC

can i borrow the truck now

great tool

beautiful bench top

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

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#7 posted 01-10-2011 11:12 PM

David, you can come use the Torque too, but no, you can’t borrow my truck.

Larry, It was actually my son Kyle that used it. I think I saw him drooling on his top.
Greg is my son-in-law. ——He is not my fault! (By the way—-should I give either of them the “relative” discount?)

Sharon, good idea. I wish I had thought of it before I let him use it. That would have been fun to watch.


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#8 posted 01-10-2011 11:24 PM

Kent and Sharon, You guys are mean, wicked, evil, and nasty….I like you!

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#9 posted 01-11-2011 02:02 AM

Good one Kent. Thats what I call innovation.

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

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#10 posted 01-11-2011 05:28 PM

Thats a nice beautiful benchtop.

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#11 posted 03-30-2011 11:37 PM

Wow that’s cool Kent. You let your son build things and not use purple heart ? :))

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#12 posted 03-30-2011 11:45 PM

If I ever dig myself out of my basement shop and have some space, the TWC is going on the shopping list!

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#13 posted 03-31-2011 12:00 AM

Jim, why would I want to let him have access to my exotic stash?


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#14 posted 03-31-2011 12:07 AM

I hadn’t thought of that . Is his beach made out of old pallets? LOL

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#15 posted 03-31-2011 12:19 AM

Actually, there are advantages to having a commercial door shop and buying several thousand ft of lumber every month. The material he used was all culls from our door manufacturing. Most of it was unacceptable in color. That, however, makes a great workbench.


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