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Torque WorkCentre #3: Torque-a-roo

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Blog entry by dustbunny posted 09-23-2010 01:33 AM 1933 reads 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Carved up my kanga for the Torque work cabinet.

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Needs a bit of hand sanding yet.
I bought this wood some time ago and for the life of me
I can’t remember what kind it is.
Splashed it with a bit of MS to see the grain and color.
Will finish with satin poly an glue him to the side of my cabinet.

I am ready to take on the shoe !!

Thanks for looking,
Critiques welcome as this is a first carving,
and I am not sure if it looks right,

Lisa

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



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majeagle1

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#1 posted 09-23-2010 02:18 AM

Sure looks like a Kango to me Lisa…....... that’s pretty neat.

Did you do this with the TWC? What all will the TWC do anyway?

Can’t wait to see more !!!!

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks, http://majesticeagleww.etsy.com/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/majesticeagle/

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PurpLev

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#2 posted 09-23-2010 02:48 AM

looks great. the color also looks kangastic whatever wood it may be :)

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

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grizzman

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#3 posted 09-23-2010 02:48 AM

looks like a roo to me…i think this is how larry really gets around the bush…a fine bloak he is…cant wait to see your cabinet doors for the twc….your quite the craftsman…insert women here…......with all due respect….when do we get to see your newly renovated shop , thats all yours now…....looking forward to seeing it..grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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jack1

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#4 posted 09-23-2010 03:14 AM

You will roo the day you started doing these… ;0)

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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SPalm

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#5 posted 09-23-2010 03:46 AM

Cool. It looks rooterrific to me. I can’t carve for poopy so I am deeply impressed.

Can’t wait to see more,
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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sras

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#6 posted 09-23-2010 04:11 AM

Looks like another first class shop cabinet is in the works!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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degoose

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#7 posted 09-23-2010 06:41 AM

That is skippy…They close the Sydney Harbour Bridge at 4 o’clock every day to let the Kangaroos cross???
Cross my heart… lol

-- 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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#8 posted 09-23-2010 06:54 AM

from rabbit hoping
to roo jumping
sweet !

you are going to have to make a bubinga
pogo stick soon

just to get around your shop .

-- 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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mafe

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#9 posted 09-23-2010 11:18 AM

Lisa,
Thats a beautiful little fellow.
Really impressive, you have done a beautiful job there.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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ellen35

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#10 posted 09-23-2010 12:30 PM

Great work, Lisa… you seem to be getting the hang of that Torque quite nicely!
Ellen

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

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#11 posted 09-23-2010 02:55 PM

He is really beautiful! Perfect in every way! I love him!

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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#12 posted 09-23-2010 03:12 PM

Looks great to me. Now we need a blog on how you did it

Thanks Lisa

-- http://shepherdtoolandsupply.com/

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#13 posted 09-23-2010 03:14 PM

I was just thinking that, too (what Kent said!) I would love to see how you did it Lisa!

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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dustbunny

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#14 posted 09-23-2010 04:22 PM

I hope I didn’t mislead anyone into thinking I did this with the Torque.
He is for the Torque.
I used my RotoZip with the flex tool attachment,
and Dremel carbide cutting bits.
No big deal, I just thought he was cute,
and actually came out decent for a first time carving.
I like the Rotozip flex tool better than the Dremel flex tool, I have both,
the RotoZip has more power consistency.
I simply cut out the shape on the bandsaw, then marked off different feature and height lines, carved.
I am hoping Jordan has some more insight into how to get “flow” into the features.

Lisa

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

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woodsmithshop

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#15 posted 09-28-2010 03:00 AM

that will make a great looking logo on your TWC, great job

-- Smitty!!!

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