Torque WorkCentre #1: It's been a long journey....

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Blog entry by dustbunny posted 07-02-2010 04:57 PM 6325 reads 0 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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From Queensland Austalia, over 9000 miles in about 7 weeks on an ocean freighter, the Torque WorkCentres have arrived at my home in Connecticut. I have been pacing the shop the whole time, waiting anxiously for it’s arrival, imagining and dreaming about projects I can do with this machine.
Yesterday afternoon the tractor trailer pulled up to the end of my 600 ft long driveway and the driver unloaded all 880 lbs of two machines. He was kind and escorted the boxes to my shop front on the pallet hand truck, I couldn’t thank him enough. I am sure I would have been able to transport it myself somehow, but this sure made it simple.


I didn’t have time to crack it open until this morning…...


My heart began to flutter wildly…..this is awesome, even in the box ! I could see how well constructed this table is, it is not just heavy duty, it’s industrial ! This is going to be sweet. I am sure now 100% that
1. It was worth the wait
2. It is definitely worth the money
3. It will be able to be pushed to the limits and beyond my expectations.


This is very exciting !!
Now to get it assembled and into it’s designated shop space….I am doin’ a dance…... today I have things scheduled, tomorrow will begin the next leg of the journey.

Thanks for looking,


-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~

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#1 posted 07-02-2010 05:02 PM

Oh my gosh, you Extravagant Woodworker!


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Kent Shepherd

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#2 posted 07-02-2010 05:25 PM

Congratulations Lisa.

I was beginning to wonder if you would ever get it.

I really have mixed emotions though. I can no longer brag that I have the only US Torque Work Centre.
(Of course I will always have the first!)

I can’t wait to see what you do with it.———————Videos Please


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#3 posted 07-02-2010 05:31 PM

WOW Lisa!
Congratulations! It’s like a new baby!!!! (only less work and expense!)
Looking forward to your projects with it.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#4 posted 07-02-2010 05:42 PM

Wow oh Wow Lisa, what a wonderful package to receive!
I can’t wait to see the great projects that you will be making.

Congratulations on your “investment” !!

I guess we’ll be seeing some pics of it installed soon ?????

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#5 posted 07-02-2010 06:49 PM

what a realy niiiiiiiiice chrismas present you have spendt on yourself
congrat´s with it
now let´s us see some dust and the chips fly
looking forward to see what you come up with

(now rermember to take it slowly while you asemple it)= more fun


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#6 posted 07-02-2010 06:51 PM

Jiminie Crickets! You did it!

Can’t wait for your report,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#7 posted 07-02-2010 06:59 PM

Good Luck. The best part is your friends with the company rep. No problems, only solutions.

-- There's many a slip betwixt a cup and a lip.--Scott

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#8 posted 07-02-2010 08:39 PM

A beautiful looking machine, much fun.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#9 posted 07-02-2010 09:12 PM

Lisa Congratulations. And now good luck on getting it assembled. Maybe you can invite Kent over. He’s the only one in the USA to have assembled one.

-- 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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#10 posted 07-02-2010 10:07 PM

I am so happy for you… and we apologise for the delay..
And now that you have it… we all better watch out…
Actually Karson… Kents arrived fully assembled via Denver Colorado where it starred in an episode of Cool Tools TV Show… airing later this year…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#11 posted 07-02-2010 10:14 PM

great news lisa .

if you have to do anything more than dance ,
take all that packing paper into the loo ,
it will give you something new to read ( 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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#12 posted 07-02-2010 10:57 PM

Yeah, I got lucky, Larry. All I had to do is drive for 20 hours to go get it and take it home! I’m thinking the assembly would have been easier. But then I wouldn’t have meet Stu and Grundy.

Is it assembled yet Lisa? Come on, we’re waiting! Maybe Larry and I could come help.


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#13 posted 07-03-2010 04:24 AM

Oh Mannnn, I woud need a bigger shop (or fewer tools … nah)

Looking forward to seeing what you can do with this.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#14 posted 07-03-2010 04:42 AM

Thanks everyone for the encouragement : )
I wish Kent and Larry would come by to assemble it FOR me.
I will keep an update in pics and post as I progress with projects.
I am also looking to seeing what I can do with this great machine.
David- I have ironed the newspaper so I can catch up on what’s going on down under.

Thanks all,


-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~

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#15 posted 07-03-2010 04:58 AM

woohoo! This is very exciting! :) Can’t wait to see what you do with it.

-- Lis - Michigan - -

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