A day with the woodies…


This morning I dropped in on the Bribie Island Woodies… they bought a TWC last year and recently it seemed to be working not quite right…… There was a slight downward angle on the outfeed arm…

Not a big job… just fiddly… the undercarriage had moved down at the front making the outfeed arm not parallel to bed of the machine… a small adjustment … undo the bolts holding the undercarriage front bearing assemble and using two blocks the same height…. support the arm on the two blocks and then tighten the bolts…

And a little time to make sure that all the components were parallel and at right angles to the bed and the fence…

It was good to be able to ensure that the Torque was working at its optimum and that the club members were getting the best out of their machine… and to have a day talking wood and tools with other like minded indivuals…

After talking to a few of the members including the vice-president, there was a general consensus that the club as a whole would benefit from a one day seminar on the safe use of the Torque WorkCentre… date to be advised…

Courses include a brief history of the development of the the TWC, safety features, accessories, setting up and fine tuning… there is also a good deal of hands on for attendees and a quick review of different projects that are made easier with the use of a TWC…. Classes are limited to 10 … I find this is a good number and keeps the price reasonable per person… Each student takes home a small sign that they make on the day … learns about the TWC … and has a great day with other woodies… sounds like a good deal to me…

I have already run one course for the Caboolture Woodworkers Club and it was well received… there is talk of a second shortly… again date to be advised…

Both Clubs have a strong executive, knowledgeable members and well equipped workshops… If any one living in the area is looking to join a club, I strongly recommend dropping by and having a look…

Contact me for details of these two clubs…

About Lazy Larry

Just a woodworker sharing some of the things learnt the hard way... so you don't make the same mistakes...
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