Couple of things at play here I think.
- Tablesaw - basically waiting on a final touch up of the drafted induction, revised RA and tool control. The last one is the tricky one. There is a temporary tool control (which I think has a couple of reliability issues?), but it’s not perfect.
- Bandsaw - this is so close! I want to get the induction done and get people using this. It’s easier and safer than the tablesaw.
- Router - done on a case by case basis at the moment. What’s holding this up is writing and trialling an induction (I think - @TomHedges?)
These have all been too long coming, I know, and I think it’s a mix of time to get stuff done and specific things like tool control. Jonty’s been really pushing other improvements in the shop in the last year as well: the shop is a generally safer and better place to work in than it was a year ago. We’re also actively looking for additional techs! Many hands make light work.
So, to answer your questions specifically: Yes it is, it’s just been held up; not yet, because we’re still waiting to finish up the inductions; once we’re set we will do a waiting list and (if the inductions are short enough - e.g. bandsaw potentially) get people inducted as they need to get them making stuff.
Does that help? Again, I appreciate this has been way longer than I wanted it to be.