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

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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 1186 days ago

Larry, what kind of wood is that?

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#2 posted 1186 days ago

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 1186 days ago

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 1186 days ago

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 1186 days ago

me too big tiny

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#6 posted 1186 days ago

Hey Larry,
Cool job.

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#7 posted 1186 days ago

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 †

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#8 posted 1186 days ago

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 1186 days ago

How wide a cut do you take in a pass ?

-- "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 1186 days ago

Still want one ..still skint

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

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