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Torque Workcentre at work.. #42: Slabbing attachment

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Just received the video of the new prototype chainsaw attachment for the Torque WorkCentre..
This is different in that the chain saw is mounted under the Machine… thereby negating the need to lift the log onto the table…

NB. please be aware that this is the very first prototype and as such may have some issues… there will be furthur development and refinement as theses issues are addressed…
With regards length of log…. up to 8 feet or so at this stage .. obviously with a longer machine…

There are also some ideas about a all terrain wheel system …more as it happens…

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



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#1 posted 1063 days ago

It does a nice job, but

CARAMBA!

It’s noisier than my CarveWright!!

ddwwb

-- Will trade wife's yarn for tools.

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#2 posted 1063 days ago

hmmmm…. other than for very exotic species, maybe, i don’t see the point of this attachment. the length of the log is limited by the length of the table and carrying the whole system around seems like lots of hassle. the precision of cutting is nice, but if its wet timber you will get much more wrapping and checking from thin timber and because the kerf size of the chainsaw is pretty wide, you will be losing almost 50% of the timber.
it can be nice to have in the workshop to resaw small logs that otherwise you can’t cut with anything, though. not a small bonus. they need to work on a chip collection system i think to make this really useful.

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

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#3 posted 1063 days ago

It is also louder than my cordless drill Don…FOFL

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

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#4 posted 1063 days ago

I think it’s awesome!!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#5 posted 1063 days ago

Nice.
The attachement must be pretty sturdy to get a consistent cut.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#6 posted 1063 days ago

I see it as a horizontal bandsaw done by a chainsaw – the longer tha chainsaw, the bigger the log you can cut, right? As for the loudness, it is what chainsaws are – loud! . . . done outdoors, wearing ear protection, as we all should, it won’t be a problem! I am concerned with the kerf and the waste. I am more inclined for you to come up with a horizontal bandsaw using much larger wheels, that would be more cost effective for us semi hobbyists than those astronomically priced bandsaw mills! Resawing with a good BS blade would cut down on the waste. I like your idea and what you’re doing with it. Keep rolling, Larry! You’re on the right track!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#7 posted 1063 days ago

That thing is awesome!

-- Darryl ~ Waxhaw, NC

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#8 posted 1063 days ago

Sorry but that looks painfully slow and horribly inefficient with that big cantilever. I could be wrong. I’ve heard it said that a router could do anything in the shop. It may not be the best choice for some operations though, but it COULD do them. Sorry but the chainsaw looks to fall into this category. I hope you prove me wrong Larry.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#9 posted 1063 days ago

rance, just out of curiousity, how do you resaw with a router? :-P

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

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#10 posted 1063 days ago

Is there anything the TWC can’t do? The limitation would be you can’t use the gas powered saw indoors, at least not safely because of CO. I’m thinking the people who thought this up will have a way around it in no time.

Also, it’s noisier than my toenail clippers!

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

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rance

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#11 posted 1063 days ago

That’s funny moshel. :O) You raise a valid point.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#12 posted 1063 days ago

Do you think they will have an attachment to make particle board with the sawdust?......(-:

Howabout a big sawmill blade run horizontally powered by a chainsaw attachment…................

............lawn mowing attachment anybody, hay bailer….........................(-:

Gadzooks…...........had to go get my ear protectors to watch the video….......what am I missing there?...(-:

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#13 posted 1062 days ago

I think this rig is awesome. Wow. I can’t imagine making something like that. What exactly holds the log? Just the stakes?

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers. http://www.WoodworkingForMereMortals.com

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#14 posted 1061 days ago

I like the idea Larry. I guess the table top would come in handy but it does restrict vision.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#15 posted 1060 days ago

That is cool, I don’t think my neigbors would like the noise LOL Look fwd to seeing when you get your Larry!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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