This jig was inspired by a very arrogant article in FWW. I find it REALLY distasteful to claim "the ultimate jig" because there is ALWAYS some way to make it more applicable to a given situation. So combining several jigs, my favorite way to save space, I made this setup. The first three attachments behind the basic unit are for parallel to edge routing on straight or curved pieces. The next pair are simple flats that allow the router to flush trim to a surface. The next attachment is a setup to cut dowels. I'm disappointed in my ability to make smooth dowels from any router setup including this one. The last four are spare parts for future applications, think perhaps router sled for flattening. The router slides smoothly on the rods if you tighten it just right. Note that I had to cut my turnbuckles for clearance. :(
This is the bottom showing how things get held together. I used square tubes on diagonal because they are much stronger than the same size round stock.
Dan is an experienced woodworker who is anxious to make an heirloom of the future for you.