Going to local shows. #11: Your chariot awaits..

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Blog entry by degoose posted 05-08-2010 10:55 AM 1655 reads 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 10: Maleny Wood Expo 2010 Part 11 of Going to local shows. series Part 12: Brisbane Timber and Working with Wood Show. »

This has been bigger than Ben Hur…

I have had this on the books for a few months…..longer actually…. Get a trailer and hit the road…Take the Torque to the people… BUT…Always something to hold it up….Some little hiccup… Something to slow down the progress..

..oh well….
It took a while but the Torque Workcentre finally has a chariot to ferry it around.. and what a chariot..

Hooked behind the Workshop Ute….
I had this custom trailer built from Aluminum..and only took delivery of it this afternoon…

All the paper work has been done, all the details have been engraved on the VIN plate… and it is all paid for…Just need to get it registered.. no biggie… Pay the Rego Fee…Screw the Rego Plate in the boxed section provided… Then I can run the Torque up and onto the trailer and go forth and demonstrate.. Happy Days.

There is a lock box made from aluminium checker plate in the front for all the bits I need for the demos.. the inside length is 5mm longer than the TWC so it will fit snugly…If I am going overnight there will be a detachable frame also from Ali… this will support a vinyl Tonneau cover with clips zips and locks.. Will look real sweet behind the Falcon..As you can see the tail lights also have boxed covers.. And so so light.. with 10 inch wheels it will be so easy to tow..I might even forget it is out the back….

No stopping me now… that is for sure… let the games begin..

Look for me at a wood show or wood workers club near you…

I will be posting Demontration Venues with plenty of notice…

So keep tuned in.

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#1 posted 05-08-2010 11:12 AM

Now that’s one sweet chariot.
Will the cover be able to be used for traveling in the rain ?
I don’t think I have ever seen you post a pic with rain,
it seems to always be sunny in AU. Hhhmmm.
Take it easy traveling, don’t want to burn up the tranny on the Ute.
FANTASTIC Larry, congratulations.
There’s no stopping you now.


-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~

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#2 posted 05-08-2010 11:33 AM

Spiffy Wheels, Mr. Degoose!! Very befitting for making the TWC Mobile… What’s next, an amphibious version?? ;-)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#3 posted 05-08-2010 11:40 AM

Congrats on the flash wheels Larry. I also have a trailer about that size and I use it a lot, unfortunately mainly to haul refuse to the dump and future refuse to my home instead of woodworking equipment to shows. Yours is a lot better looking though and goes nicely with your pick-up.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 05-08-2010 12:01 PM

That trailer is too nice to use. That’s a show trailer. It would make a dandy Motorcycle trailer if it was a little bit longer. LOL Very nice indeed!

-- When asked what I did to make life worthwhile in my lifetime....I can respond with a great deal of pride and satisfaction, "I served a career in the United States Navy."

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#5 posted 05-08-2010 12:28 PM

Beautiful Work Larry! Where do you put the spare?

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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#6 posted 05-08-2010 01:09 PM

Pretty fancy Larry, it may draw attention away from the Falcon. I really like the exceptionally big ice chest, it should serve it purpose just fine, enjoy the miles and stay safe my friend…BC

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#7 posted 05-08-2010 01:40 PM

Good looking trailer Larry.

I’ll bet you get lot’s of attention just from that. I made a set of diamond plate aluminum shelves for my work van, along with a wall to separate the passengers from the cargo area…

At lumber yards it would draw a crowd of people, as I was loading it with materials.

Very nice set up.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#8 posted 05-08-2010 03:07 PM

now if you could put some pontoons on the Falcon and trailer you could paddle up this way and visit us in the USA.

-- Smitty!!!

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#9 posted 05-08-2010 03:17 PM

this is great , BEN ,

run the TWC over to Perth ,
and give a gander .
to Hooky .

take a few pics along the way !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#10 posted 05-08-2010 04:07 PM

Wow, what next will the toque workcenter get it’s own Limo. Cool Trailer

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#11 posted 05-08-2010 04:36 PM

Nice trailer.

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#12 posted 05-08-2010 05:51 PM

Great Job. thanks for sharing it.

-- Bill, Austin, Texas,

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#13 posted 05-09-2010 01:42 AM

Almost too pretty to use Larry.
The TWC will be traveling in style!

Good luck Mate!

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#14 posted 05-09-2010 02:47 AM

Hey Larry!
Saw this on your wordpress blog. Nice I have to say. I’m looking at getting a trailor in the next 12 months. Aluminium probably the way to good. Lighter = less fuel to tow.

-- Daniel -

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#15 posted 05-10-2010 04:33 AM

You will cut a fine fine figure with the Torque on the chariot behind the Ranchero with you driving!! I’d be surprised if you don’t have to have me come down under to ride shotgun and beat the women off of you.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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