Torque Workcentre at work.. #19: Drilling holes for shelf supports.

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Blog entry by degoose posted 02-14-2010 09:53 AM 3452 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I had to make some holes for shelf supports in the entertainment unit I am making, so I set up
the Torque Workcentre ...I used the travel limiting stops on the Y axis… marked the distance on the sides of the boards…. locked the X axis …marked the back fence in line with the router bit… I used a spiral upcut 8 mm bit…moved the router to the backstop on the arm and drilled a hole them moved the router forward to the stop and drilled another hole… moved the board to the second mark and repeated step 1..



2 minutes later a full series of holes that all lined up for the shelves on the two sides of the cabinet..24 holes all in the right spots. And with the depth stop set all at the right depth too..

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#1 posted 02-14-2010 10:51 AM

Soooo Sweeeet !! ; )


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#2 posted 02-14-2010 12:53 PM

When I grow-up I want to be just like you! lol

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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#3 posted 02-14-2010 01:04 PM

If you keep this up Larry, a lot of guys are going to begging you for a chance to buy one of the Torque Centers.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 02-14-2010 02:37 PM

Okay Larry, what’s a Torque center cost and where can I get one? LOL

-- Robert-maine

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#5 posted 02-14-2010 03:25 PM

” there’s holes in them ‘thar boards ” – gaby hayes

-- 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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#6 posted 02-14-2010 03:28 PM

That’s so cool. Beats all the crappy jigs I make ;)

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#7 posted 02-14-2010 03:54 PM

Larry: Another great use for your new tool.

But why 8mm why didn’t you do 1/4”. I’d have a terrible time finding 8mm shelf pins.

also a 8mm router bit wouldn’t be easy to find either. LOL

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia †

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#8 posted 02-14-2010 04:13 PM

Hey Karson,

These guys down under can’t even get the water in their toilets to go the proper direction when you flush it.

mm, phooey.

Nice post Larry


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#9 posted 02-14-2010 04:28 PM

so their eggbeaters work backwards too ?

an omelette that was whipped backwards ,
and toast that was buttered on the bottom !

maybe they are all left handed ?

might explain why they all live ,

’ down under ’ ,
’ out back ’ (LOL) ?

-- 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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#10 posted 02-14-2010 06:24 PM

The Torque workcentre Really does do it all. very cool.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#11 posted 02-14-2010 09:11 PM

I think this is a pretty cool machine. It is like a CNC machine without the CNC part.

I could see plenty of uses for the Torque Work Center.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#12 posted 02-14-2010 10:36 PM

Thanks for the comments guys…
Karson… here in Australia we use brass sleeves in the timber for the shelf pins to go into… this stops the pins from becoming sloppy in the hole if you change the shelf height. The 8 mm hole is for this sleeve…the hole in the sleeve is 6 mm or close to 1/4 inch…the sleeve and pin are a matched set.. You probably have something similar….
Joe.. PM coming your way….
Jim… yes It does do a lot… can’t make an omelette or coffee yet..
and Todd If you would not mind… could you list some of the things that you can see for the Torque to do.?.. we may have missed some things..
I will be posting more as I use the Torque to do other things.

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#13 posted 02-15-2010 04:13 PM

Larry, Funny you posted this now. I was thinking yesterday of different ways to use the Torque Workcentre, and this was one of them. Looks like it works great for shelf pins.



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#14 posted 02-18-2010 04:50 AM

Impressive machine. Outstanding.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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