|PantoRouter: Top View|
|PantoRouter: Back of Router|
|The Original Mortice to be Copied|
|The Mortice Cut by PantoRouter|
When asked how he made this machine, he said that he was inspired by a Candian who had designed a similar machine and put it up on YouTube. "This pantorouter is the original invention of a Canadian guy but when I saw it on youtube I thought I could make it much better and easier to use. I actually did manage that," he said. He has uploaded a video on YouTube which you can watch below:
The creator of the machine, Kuldeep Singh currently works for a Japanese company which makes woodworking machines in Japan. He lives in Kyoto, which he says "is the most beautiful city in Japan". He is originally from Jalandhar in Punjab. "I used to make custom woodworking jigs for carpenters and was quite famous there but the technology bite brought me to Japan", he explains.
Well, one can only wish him well and hope that he continues to innovate in Japan and inspire others back home to follow in his footsteps.
Postscript: Many months after this post, I was pleased to learn that Kuldeep not only acknowledges that the original design of his pantorouter came from a similar wooden design by Canadian woodworker Matthias Wandel (http://woodgears.ca/) but also gives Matthias a small royalty for every pantorouter he sells. Well done, Kuldeep!