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I used to see a company at woodworking shows who offered a machine powered by a router that did different flutes, spirals, etc. It was not cheap but looked very effective at what it did. It was sold in differing lengths; I think the low end could do a 36" piece.

Anyone recall who this company was and if they are still in business?

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Ben,

I can't help with your inquiry but am sure someone will be along to give some advice.

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Hey, Ben; I think Sears used to carry something called the Router Crafter(?)...
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those router crafters come up on craigs list some what frequently. have no idea if they are any good (though my gut says they are, at best, just ok).
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Good morning,

I used to see a company at woodworking shows who offered a machine powered by a router that did different flutes, spirals, etc. It was not cheap but looked very effective at what it did. It was sold in differing lengths; I think the low end could do a 36" piece.

Anyone recall who this company was and if they are still in business?

Thanks!

--Ben
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those router crafters come up on craigs list some what frequently. have no idea if they are any good (though my gut says they are, at best, just ok).
I bought one from CL for $75, sold it on ebay for just under $300 two weeks later. Might be the best tool i ever bought. There is something of a cult following for the Router Crafter--and i've seen pictures of some pretty cool stuff made with them, so there is some function in it to be sure.

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There are plans for home made router crafters. Threads about them have come up on the forum before and I have seen some bits on You Tube videos. If you're time is valuable to you then buy the Router Crafter as this project would take days or longer.

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was it this one???

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Just rumaged through a fat folder of CDs I have and came across a DVD I got from them years ago..it is indeed legacywoodworking.com. Apparently they're still around in some form--their website still works.

Don't know anyone who has ever bought one of their units though. As I recall years ago they were in the $1k-$2k range, more than I could spend at the time.

I owned one of the original Sears Router Crafters in a former life. Had a blast with the little guy. Kept me amused for a good while, even if I did burn most of what I was trying to route with it. Getting the speed right was pretty tricky. Before carbide bits were generally available.

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Hi,

Just rumaged through a fat folder of CDs I have and came across a DVD I got from them years ago..it is indeed legacywoodworking.com. Apparently they're still around in some form--their website still works.

Don't know anyone who has ever bought one of their units though. As I recall years ago they were in the $1k-$2k range, more than I could spend at the time.

I owned one of the original Sears Router Crafters in a former life. Had a blast with the little guy. Kept me amused for a good while, even if I did burn most of what I was trying to route with it. Getting the speed right was pretty tricky. Before carbide bits were generally available.

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