Torque WorkCentre

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Blog series by dustbunny updated 10-21-2010 07:54 PM 5 parts 36570 reads 88 comments total

Part 1: It's been a long journey....

07-02-2010 04:57 PM by dustbunny | 21 comments »

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 p...

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Part 2: In it's new home

09-08-2010 03:11 AM by dustbunny | 18 comments »

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. W...

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Part 3: Torque-a-roo

09-23-2010 01:33 AM by dustbunny | 15 comments »

Carved up my kanga for the Torque work cabinet. 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

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Part 4: Officially Up and Running

10-11-2010 01:21 AM by dustbunny | 18 comments »

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....

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Part 5: Birds Beak Shelving

10-21-2010 07:54 PM by dustbunny | 16 comments »

About two weeks ago Hopdevil posted a question to the forum about shelving he had seen in the Martha Stewart Magazine. It is called birds beak shelving.Well thank you Hopdevil, a gun went off in my head. This would be the perfect project for the Torque WorkCentre.So off I went to my shop with video camera in hand and shot this remedial video showing how easy this project was to make. It was more difficult to get the camera and my mouth working at the same time so I think it shows how I really...

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