Old Sears gadget for turning spirals with router

Some years ago Sears used to market a device for turning spirals on legs. I am sure it had other uses as well. It was a bed with some sort of mount above for seating a router. It had a crank on the end and I believe was wire driven. You could turn the crank while running your router and do spiral work quite easily. I am looking to buy one but need to know what they are called first.
Joe
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Joe Bleau wrote:

Router crafter .. .. .. surprisingly, they are selling in new or like-new condition on e-Bay for $175-$250
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Got one, never used it. A friend had one but needed space in his basement so gave it to me. So now I just store it in case I find a need for it.

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On Wed, 31 Jan 2007 10:52:48 -0500, "EXT"

I can not find one on eBay. Interested in selling yours?
Joe
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I've got one of these. It was given to me by a co-worker. I've never used it. I'm not even sure that it's all there, but if you want it contact me off the newsgroup and we'll arrange something.
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If you don't get something worked out here, contact me, I have one that hasn't been used much with instructions I might part with. I hate to think about boxing it up to ship.
Walt Conner wconner5 at verizon dot net
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Mon, Jan 29, 2007, 11:52pm snipped-for-privacy@nospam.com (JoeBleau) doth sayeth: Some years ago Sears used to market a device for turning spirals on legs. <snip>
I'm not interested in one myself, but last time I looked in a Sears catalog, or maybe it was last time I was in a Sears, they still carried them. Admitted that was quite a bit back, but I'm wondering if anyone has checked to see if they still carry them.
However, somewhere, I have seen, or have, plans to make a jig that will do the same. Somewhere I've got plans for a jig for routing flutes too, but something like that would be a lot easier to figure out. So some googling might come up with plans so you can make one - be a lot more flexible in use than a store-bought one, and you could paint it any color you wanted - I recommend yellow.. .
JOAT Only those who have the patience to do simple things perfectly will acquire the skill to do difficult things easily. - Johann Von Schiller
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On Wed, 31 Jan 2007 12:33:55 -0500, snipped-for-privacy@webtv.net (J T) wrote:

I believe that the router crafter is a Vermont America device that sears branded and sold. Might check with Vermont America to see if they still sell them, also.

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Wed, Jan 31, 2007, 1:41pm: snipped-for-privacy@cs.com (DaveHall) posted what I posted, thusly: On Wed, 31 Jan 2007 12:33:55 -0500, snipped-for-privacy@webtv.net (J T) wrote: Mon, Jan 29, 2007, 11:52pm snipped-for-privacy@nospam.com (JoeBleau) doth sayeth: Some years ago Sears used to market a device for turning spirals on legs. <snip>
And,you then proceded to say: I believe that the router crafter is a Vermont America device that sears branded and sold. Might check with Vermont America to see if they still sell them, also.
I already said I'm not interested. By picking my post to respond to, people might now get the idea I 'am' interested. That's just confusing.
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On Wed, 31 Jan 2007 12:33:55 -0500, snipped-for-privacy@webtv.net (J T) wrote:

Looked for one a while back--not on the Sears site or in the Sears store or in the Sears catalog--it's an ex-product.
Legacy makes a number of ornamental mills that are somewhat upmarket but serve a similar function <http://www.legacywoodworking.com/ and there's a cheap clone <http://www.houseoftools.com/product.htm?pid 9889>.
The Craftsman was a relabelled Trend Routerlathe or some ancestor thereof <http://www.trendmachinery.co.uk/routerlathe/ but it appears to have been discontinued. The manual is available for download from Trend and they claim that they still stock all spares.
Here's a description of a big one that someone built for his own use--no plans though <http://www.castlesimon.com/Projects/OrnamentalMill/tabid/56/Default.aspx .
<(Amazon.com product link shortened)> contains plans fora shop made spiral turning jig.
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