Can I mount my grandfather’s old router?
Yes, but you will have to drill mounting holes, which is easy to do. See the video on this page, above: Mounting Non-Conforming Routers
Can I use my own template guides in this base?
Yes, as long as they are standard, THE most common PC 1-3/8 insert types. Ours are made by the same manufacturer with very high tolerances. Other brands might have a slight amount of wiggle.
How can I cut a curved joint?
This system was originally designed for curve joinery. Using the large bushing and a template, you can offset the router bit to either side of the cutting seam. This is clearly explained in Scott Grove's book, Hardwood Edging and Inlay for Curved Tables published by Schiffer Books. Available at ImagineGrove.com