She is all aligned X, Y, and Z.
It wasn’t as difficult as I thought it would be to align.
I was dragging my feet because I don’t enjoy calibrating machinery.
Alignment was simple and only took me less than 45 minutes.
The table top is two sheets of MDF stacked. I left the lower one 8 ft and cut the upper one to the length of the bed 79” and butted countertop to it over the cabinet.
I routed the lower table with slots to fit the width of a carriage bolt head with a washer. Then put a second layer on the table of MDF and routed slots between two drilled holes to drop the carriage bolt into.
I was so excited at how well the Torque preformed routing the slots with my router.
It is like the difference between a wading pool and an Olympic pool. There is so much room, and I can actually see what the router is doing; not to mention I don’t have to feed the workpiece into the router or hang onto the router freestyle. I am free !! I set my stops X,Y,Z pulled the arm towards me…..DONE.
This is so amazing and awesome, and my brain has gone wild with all the things I can do now.
I plunked the door frame for the Torque cabinet onto the bed, clamped it down, set my stops, and I routed a recess for the caning I am putting on the door to be covered with Plexiglas. This whole set up and cut took me about ten minutes. It would have been near impossible for me to get this so clean and accurate on my router table.
I put a piece of countertop on the overhang of the lower MDF to use as a place to work. Still working on the drawers for the inside of the cabinet. I took some video of me routing the frame, now I will try to figure out how to upload and edit.
I did myself in for the day…
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