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Torque Workcentre at work.. #1: Signmaking

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Blog entry by degoose posted 07-15-2009 11:28 PM 1480 reads 0 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Had a full day yesterday, filming the Torque Work Centre,
Aaron and Luke came down from Yandina. They make the tool with Keith, who couldn’t make it down.
And Stuart arrived with his trusty video camera to take some footage of the machine in action.
Had a blast and learned a few more things the wee beastie can do.
For a start we just set it up with a router [Makita 3612C ] and did some basic rabbets dados and grooves.
Cut an arc and did some angle routing. Pretty cool.\
Then we made a board up with some letters glued on and cut a raised letter welcome sign and using a template and a HSS mill bit routed a sign in aluminium. I used the copy attachment arm to do this. Run the pin around the template and the router follows in the timber or other material.


Not bad for my first attempt.


-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...



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a1Jim

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#1 posted 07-15-2009 11:33 PM

Hey Larry
Looks like loads of fun cool signs look forward to more.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 07-15-2009 11:36 PM

cool stuff…. you can’t get this machine far from XXXX beer, right? looked at their site and it has very little information about where to get it. on the previous post you showed your router bit (you pervert!) what kind of bit is that (the big 3 flute one you used for flattening)

i like your new signature.

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...

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#3 posted 07-15-2009 11:39 PM

” LAZY LARRY LETTERING “

-- 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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degoose

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#4 posted 07-15-2009 11:48 PM

My frind in the fridge,
My Very Big Router bit is available from Carbi-tool.
As for availability of the machine, should you be interested please PM me and I will put you in contact with them.. The web site is under construction and as to dealers they are still in discussions.. The machines will be available from Gregorys Machinery in Brisbane and other stores Australia wide as they come on board. All the machines are available for shipping internationally. They are shipped flat pack and assembly is very simple and well documented.
David. that will be my next sign lol

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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moshel

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#5 posted 07-15-2009 11:51 PM

fridge would be a welcome change to the weather here in the last few days. we had -5 at night (which is as bad as it gets, but its bad).

as much as i like browsing through 10000 sexy and exiting router bits, can you give me a hint about its name?

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...

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degoose

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#6 posted 07-16-2009 12:01 AM

Mate go to the Cabitool page then to router catalogue and then on the left look for replacable insert router bits
Its called a surface planer on page 39 at the top of the new pop up window.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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#7 posted 07-16-2009 12:08 AM

Too much fun. I’m jealous.

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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moshel

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#8 posted 07-16-2009 12:10 AM

Thanks, I don’t think I would have found it otherwise. this is a nice bit! i’ll see if i can get it on our cold island.

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...

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#9 posted 07-16-2009 12:17 AM

Very nice larry. I like “Lazy Larry Lettering and Cutting Boards”

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#10 posted 07-16-2009 02:16 AM

http://www.carbitool.com.au/ Just like Wal-Mart , everything but the price !
How much was it on your island , Larry ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#11 posted 07-16-2009 02:21 AM

Retail is about AU$165.00 Len

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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#12 posted 07-16-2009 02:26 AM

Hello my friend : ) thank you….It’s not quite 8:30pm up here and it was a beautiful day…. How’s everything in your neck of the woods ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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degoose

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#13 posted 07-16-2009 02:33 AM

Len 10.30 in the AM here Sunny cool and little wind.. nice day allround.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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#14 posted 07-16-2009 02:41 AM

Sounds like the type of weather we’ve been having since last Sunday …Gotta love it : )
I don’t know when you have time to rest with all of the posting and shop work you’ve been pumping out lately…Have you ever read the ingredients label on that XXXX ? LOL

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#15 posted 07-16-2009 02:43 AM

Water yeast hops and malt.. that all there is to beer.
I rest when I post and read other posts from you all.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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