Torque Workcentre at work.. #39: Dressing a few panels.

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Blog entry by degoose posted 01-20-2011 02:05 AM 2240 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Had a phone call from a bloke I met last May at the Timber and Working with Wood Show.. seems he had two panels that were glued up from some 290 mm wide stock…

Problem was… stock was too thick and after glueing up into 560 mm by 560 mm panels… how do you dress this down to the right thickness..

Ah you say… I know, I know.. Pick me..

Torque Workcentre to the rescue.

Secure the two panels to the table …

Insert the 55 mm surfacing head.. into the router…

Flatten one side and then flip and dress to desired thickness…

This method is not just for slabs or panels too large to fit through a planer… or where too much material is required to be removed… for a drum sander.. but for pieces too small as well..

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

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#1 posted 01-20-2011 02:07 AM

Larry, what kind of wood is that?

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#2 posted 01-20-2011 02:09 AM

Timber is sold here in Australia as Mahogany…Sapelle..

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

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matt garcia

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#3 posted 01-20-2011 02:53 AM

Hey Larry, any chance you’re moving to Houston??? Those are great looking panels!! Sapelle is gorgeous!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#4 posted 01-20-2011 03:02 AM

Showing off again, eh Larry? (grin)

I still wish I had the room (and the money) for one of those! (sigh)

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#5 posted 01-20-2011 03:32 AM

me too big tiny

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#6 posted 01-20-2011 03:56 AM

Hey Larry,
Cool job.

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#7 posted 01-20-2011 04:11 AM

Larry Some great looking wood. Nice job.

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

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#8 posted 01-20-2011 08:32 AM

that sapele looks nice. I have about 5 board feet left.

The twc is definitely the tool for the job.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#9 posted 01-20-2011 09:47 AM

How wide a cut do you take in a pass ?

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

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#10 posted 01-20-2011 10:35 AM

Still want one ..still skint

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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