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Torque Workcentre at work.. #16: Dressing a slab.

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Blog entry by degoose posted 01-25-2010 01:25 AM 2222 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 15: Cutting rings for bases. Part 16 of Torque Workcentre at work.. series Part 17: Coming to the USA »

Here is a few short videos of the Torque Workcentre making light work of dressing a slab of Eucalyptus..

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This slab was fairly hard and around 16 inches by 30 inches..even though this is a small slab by any standard the principle is the same and as you can see it only takes minutes.. so if the slab were bigger it would still not take any great amount of time to flatten and smooth it…

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



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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 01-25-2010 01:49 AM

That is pretty slick, Larry. It sure beats trying to find a 16” jointer. :)

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 01-25-2010 01:50 AM

Very slick another cool demo of torque workcenter. wish I had the room and money for one. Nice Larry

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#3 posted 01-25-2010 02:26 AM

That’s awesome!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#4 posted 01-25-2010 02:41 AM

Looks like you are taking a pretty wide cut. How much is it?

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#5 posted 01-25-2010 06:15 AM

When the right six numbers come in Larry, I’m going to contact you to order one of those!

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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degoose

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#6 posted 01-25-2010 11:45 AM

The cutter head is 55 mm with a three flute rotatable replaceable tct inserts. I take about 40 mm cut each time at an average depth of 2 mm in hard woods and 3 mm in softer timbers.
FWIW the company has been contacted by
David Mulholland
Associate Producer
COOL TOOLS
on The DIY Network
www.diynetwork.com/cooltools
with regards the Torque Workcentre being available in America… with a view to doing a spot on their show and as he says…..
“I’m a producer for an American cable TV show called Cool Tools. We are always looking for new and interesting tools and the Torque Work Center is just that. ” ..
Lets hope we can work out some dealers and get the WEE BEASTIE into the States… and On TV….

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

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#7 posted 01-25-2010 12:45 PM

Great work center. If only I were younger….....................sigh

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

#8 posted 01-25-2010 04:36 PM

Larry,
I do exactly the same kind of thing with the 1500EX Legacy Ornamental Mill.
Sometimes folks think this machine will only do spiral turnings and such, but its very easy to do flat wor, too.
I think your machine’s carriage works easier than mine does, though.
Thanks for the video!
db

-- Will trade wife's yarn for tools.

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woodsmithshop

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#9 posted 01-25-2010 05:08 PM

about the new avatar, is that a halo over your head now? lol

-- Smitty!!!

#10 posted 01-25-2010 05:20 PM

Good catch, Smitty!
It looks like our friend Larry is going divine on us!

db

-- Will trade wife's yarn for tools.

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woodsmithshop

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#11 posted 01-25-2010 05:22 PM

does this mean that we have to genuflect before we open his posts? lol

-- Smitty!!!

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