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Blog series by Kent Shepherd updated 01-10-2011 06:36 PM 5 parts 40052 reads 60 comments total

Part 1: The Torque Has Landed!

03-04-2010 07:55 PM by Kent Shepherd | 11 comments »

Up until now, our friends “Down Under” have been having all the fun. Not any more. The Torque Work Centre is finally available in Lubbock, Texas. That may not excite you, but it certainly does me since I now have one of those fantastic tools. It is the first in the US, but I promise it won’t be the last. As degoose has already shared, we are a dealer for the machine. For information, send me a PM, and I’ll get back to you. I had the privilege of attending the taping...

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Part 2: Clamping Table

04-15-2010 11:31 PM by Kent Shepherd | 8 comments »

I made a clamping table for my Torque Work Centre I thought some of you might be interested in. The table was actually made on the Torque itself, which shows more of the versatily of the machine.I am setting up the machine to do fluted columns. More on that later. Thanks for the interest.For more on this check out mt blog on wordress

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Part 3: Cutting Slots

05-05-2010 05:13 PM by Kent Shepherd | 9 comments »

Here is another great use for the Torque Work Centre. I am frequently needing to slot pieces for various jigs I have built. Up until now I have been using the router sled I posted some time ago. That worked very well, and was safe to use, even on small parts. The Torque Work Centre does the same thing, but the set up and ease of use is much better and faster. Here I’m slotting pieces for wooden clamps like these I posted recently as a project.This is the set up for the flip stops to ...

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Part 4: Cutting Dados--The Easy Way

05-18-2010 04:48 AM by Kent Shepherd | 17 comments »

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.Kent

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Part 5: More Torque!

01-10-2011 06:36 PM by Kent Shepherd | 15 comments »

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,Kent

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