Tom - I don't have enough experience with other machines that go twirly and cut wood to know about other similarly named objects. Didn't mean to confuse anyone.
I plan on having some fun (hopefully) with this in a few days. I've been searching all over the net for info. but so far nothing. I think it originally came out about the time Sears/Craftsman was going crazy with attachments for routers - the router crafter, pantograph, recreator and bowl maker were all out in the 1970s? 1980s? I remember seeing them in the catalogs way back whenever.
I'll post photos of whatever it can crank out - hopefully the bloodstains won't detract too much.