Let me post this question to all the very experienced woodworkers out here.
First a little background information.
I am a Journeyman Tool & Die Maker/Machinist/Certified Welder that has done
carpentry work for a lot of
my 47 years, but I never had the space for a workshop to do the cabinet
making, woodworking type of work.
About a year ago I moved and now have a place for a small woodshop in my
basement. I have been looking at
router tables and even a shaper to outfit my collection of tools, but quite
frankly, they are all junk in my opinion, especially
the protractor heads that I have seen. Their version of precision and mine
are two different things.
My precision deals with .001 of an inch or less. Their's seems like .032 or
So......I got to thinking that I can make the same thing that is a LOT
better than what I can buy. My question to everyone
is if you could design your dream router stand/ shaper, what features would
it have, especially things that no one has
seen offered on it before? I have not been doing this nearly as long as lot
of people out there have, so I am looking for
some guide lines as to what would really be a nice feature to have.
I am an experienced 3D drafter also, so I am planning on building this in
the computer and then generate the drawings for
the parts, so if I can come up with something workable, I will have the
plans available for others if they are interested.
Thanks for everyone's input.