Krusi Joinery Machine
This is very cool.
Its always amazing to me that the europeans, the Germans in particular, seem to find a market for stuff like this- I have a friend who does high end timber framing work like this- and he is well tooled, big shop, maybe 20,000 sq ft, a dozen or so employees- he is one of the top five shops in the USA for really high end custom work in wood.
And there is no way he could justify a machine like this. He just doesnt have the volume to support it, even though the most famous architects in the country are hiring him for the fanciest projects.
here, we build so much in a labor intensive, standardized stick framing way, and people just wont pay for the custom work this machine can do.
I suppose if you had a product line of some fancy trusses- but if you have ever seen a US truss factory, its pretty third world- a bunch of minimum wage guys with air nailers, nailing ugly plates over the joints.
The Germans want, legally require, and are willing to pay for, a level of quality that we in the US can seldom imagine.
I have a German CNC ornamental iron machine- much cheaper than this, but a similar concept of a single purpose machine made as well as it can be to do a job right. And they barely sell any of em in the USA. Instead, shops here are content to pay low wages to low skilled workers to do average quality generic ironwork.