Wish I could take some measurements for you except the pictures are from one that I no longer have so I have nothing to measure.
It sounds like a interesting thing to try so if you do decide to go that way please take some pictures and then post the results. My two tool loves are routers and the shopsmith and combining them makes it even more interesting.
patm1313 wrote:What would be your estimate of the distance between the tie bar and the center of the blade slot?
By the way, thanks for the pics, they are very much appreciated and really help.