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Torque WorkCentre #2: In it's new home

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« Part 1: It's been a long journey.... Part 2 of Torque WorkCentre series Part 3: Torque-a-roo »

The Torque Workcentre is FINALLY in it’s new home.
I will admit it has been some time since the box arrived from Australia,
good things are worth waiting for !
I was actually waiting on my husband to clean out the half of the garage he claimed as his,
because without this extra room I had no place to set her up.
I can’t really complain because in the process of cleaning he painted the walls and ceiling to reflect better light,
and he hung a shop light for me over the Torque work area. What a love.

Here she is -

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I set it up in more than a few hours…I am slow…. and got a 3/4” sheet of MDF for the top.
I was going to cut the sheet to the size of the bed, 24” x 6’ 7” but decided to leave it at 8’ and use the extra as a work surface. For support under the extra length I built the case for drawers that will house the tooling for the Torque. I will post the cabinet again when it is completed. I have something special in mind for the front.
I am going to make drawers and put a door with a lock on it, so when we travel the tools will be secure.
It is a separate rolling cabinet that fits precisely under the height of the bed overhang. Somewhere in the process of cleaning up I misplaced the fourth wheel for the cabinet so it is missing one front wheel for now.
My husband just brought me home another wheel, I think he thinks he put it in with his stuff when he moved out of the garage. Probably, but either way he fixed it for me.

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That’s it so far, will hook up the power to it with an extension cord until my husband runs some outlets for me.
I am very excited to get it running. In putting it together I was amazed at the engineering and the strength of the materials that went into making this workstation. It is truly amazing. Now if I can make something amazing with it, I will be really really happy.

Thanks for looking,

Lisa

-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~ http://quiltedwood.com



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a1Jim

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#1 posted 1451 days ago

wee doggy what a great toy . This is the start of many great things to come. Congrats Lisa.

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degoose

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#2 posted 1451 days ago

The Torque looks real happy in her new home.. and the space all refurnished with a lick of paint and new lighting too…. so now that you have the TWC assembled … i can’t wait to see what you can do… remember lots of pics and a few videos too..
I am so glad that you have it and that you like it…and that it was worth waiting for….

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

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patron

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#3 posted 1451 days ago

now your talking lisa .

looks good ,and as you say
worth waiting for .

i did eat all my popcorn
watching the reviews ,

so i’ll get some more ,
and watch this world famous torque at work .

in the hands of a savvy pilot like yourself !

-- 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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SPalm

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#4 posted 1451 days ago

WooHoo. That is pretty gosh darn exciting. I am really looking forward to seeing what you do with it. Looks like a great addition.

Good job on the install too. New paint and nice top.
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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cwdance1

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#5 posted 1451 days ago

Very nice but I think they delivered it to the wrong place. My shop doesn’t look like that. HaHa

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PurpLev

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#6 posted 1451 days ago

looking good so far!

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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Sawdust2

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#7 posted 1451 days ago

So when is Larry coming over to give you lessons? Wasn’t that part of the package deal?

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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RonPeters

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#8 posted 1451 days ago

Can’t wait to see what comes off it! Saw the video, interesting machine for sure.

-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I

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ellen35

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#9 posted 1451 days ago

Congrats Lisa, you’ll get many hours of fun with that machine.
Your garage is toooooo clean!!! It really needs some sawdust!
I will be anxiously awaiting the projects that come off that machine.
And… looking forward to seeing it too.
Ellen

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

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helluvawreck

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#10 posted 1451 days ago

That is a beautiful machine and I have seen how versatile these are. Congratulations, Lisa.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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lumberdustjohn

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#11 posted 1451 days ago

Looking good!
I will be in the backrow watching.
Can’t wait to see what is first off the machine.

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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blackcherry

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#12 posted 1451 days ago

Nice score on the TWC, enjoy working with it can’t wait to see your projects…BC

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GaryD

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#13 posted 1451 days ago

Nice, Lisa I am envious. Will be watching for the new projects to start rolling of. If you run into a question, I believe their might be some help on here (smile) that might know a thing or two about this machine. Anyway, looks like you have a good start on it.

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#14 posted 1451 days ago

Wow! How exciting! I can’t wait to see what you will make with it. Just think of the treasures waiting to be born! It is so fun to work in such a clean place with beautiful equipment like that. Congratulations!

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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Kent Shepherd

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#15 posted 1451 days ago

Congratulations Lisa. I know you have waited a long time for this. You will be amazed how you constantly find new uses for the Torque. It will be interesting to see the different applications you come up with.

I am loving mine. The set up is incredibly easy. I had to cut some slots on a small project Sunday. To set up any other way would have taken quite some time, but with the Torque, including set up, was less than 5 minutes. In fact, I’m not even sure how I could have done it another way because of how the piece was made.

Keep us updated—-Thanks
Kent

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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