Not that the build-to-order time is at all unreasonable (actually pretty quick) – I just can’t wait for the unit to be completed!
I keep thinking of other ways the unit may be used, and am keen to see what ideas will work, and which may not.
My latest ideas include:
– a form of Bas-Relief of a Stu’s Shed sign, using a real blade set at an angle as the template for that portion of the sign,
– using the Carb-i-tool 3D Router Carver templates with the copy attachment as an easier way of producing those designs (I think that will work exceptionally well),
– using a copy atttachment that has the ability to fit different bearing sizes so the same template can be used for different effects
– creating a pantograph for use with the copy attachment for scaling patterns/templates both up and down
– doing some sort of spirograph effect
– using some form of rudamentary lathe (basically just to hold the work) with an index ring for overhead routing of round objects – such as creating a fluted column or the like
– expanding that concept, with a gear on the lathe, and a second on a thread controlling the x-position of the router, and you can now rout a helix. No I haven’t explained that at all well – I know what I mean though 🙂
– 3D object duplication – using the Torque as a wood mill (as in a metal mill for wood)
There are lots of possibilities once you have solid control over an overhead-mounted router.