I'm sure that very basic skis were shown well before Trend with their fancy Aluminium ones but credit where credit id due, it was "Template Tom" who refined and attempted to popularise the idea. At the time that I became a member of router forums, major players like Bobj3 were denigrating the techniques without actually trying them. I like to take responsibility for being patient and presenting complete projects with photo shoots which ever so slowly caught the interest of several members, particularly Bobj3 who was so impressed that HE developed several variations that were easier to make than mine. Quite honestly, at my age I couldn't care a damn who developed what, so long as members are prepared to try something that's new to THEM.
Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend. - Plautus