From the makers of the TWC…


Once more Keith has come up with a winning machine… first the RouterMaster, then the SlabMaster and a few years ago, the Torque WorkCentre… many of you know I bought one and love it……

Now the machine we have all been waiting for… the CNC Router…Making its debut at the Maleny Wood Expo last weekend…

Keith  has been making industrial CNC machines for many years and is his passion…this is his first foray into the smaller more affordable machine… he has been working closely with Bruce and David to bring out this fabulous machine…

Bruce is a sign maker and has been using the Shark Pro but he say this out performs anything he has seen.

David is the Computer guy..

The dust guard and collection was removed for the demonstration…

For those who are wondering…C.S.I. in this sign stands for Can’t Stand Idiots...

This is one heavy duty machine…. the set up can be expanded to a full 1200 by 2400 mm work surface… and can include a vacuum table..

All the components are very good quality and the machine itself is probably over engineered for its size…The spindle is 4HP but there is talk of a lighter CNC router for the hobbiest which will be cheaper than this one…

Price is going to be around the $9,000 to $10,000 mark… and this will include the machine, computer, a selection of cutters and software…there will also be drawers in the cabinet to keep all the tools you will need..

Speaking of software… Mach 3 and V-Carve Pro will be included…

All in all a great package… but the proof is in the routing…using Red Ironbark as the blank…

This is after roughing out… the outline of a beaver is easily seen…

The machine parks itself for tool change after each toolpath is completed..

Now after the fine cutter is fitted..

Very fine details can be seen… even the hair on the beaver’s back…

Bit of a rough head but the sign is fabulous…

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Just a woodworker sharing some of the things learnt the hard way... so you don't make the same mistakes...
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5 Responses to From the makers of the TWC…

  1. Stuart says:

    Far out Keith- that is spectacular (and results to match!)

  2. Lew says:

    What a remarkable machine!

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  4. Robert says:

    I will be interested to see further developments on this machine. Do you have an idea when it may be released to the market and can I view it while I am holidaying in Qld in a few weeks from now?

    • Lazy Larry says:

      Reply sent… No further information of release date… other than it will be demonstrated at the Brisbane Timber and Working with Wood show… 18/19/20 May… see you all there…

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