:laughing::laughing::laughing::laughing:I'm with woodnthings on this one. This is the perfect opportunity for
an enterprising woodworker to spin a tale of frustration and self worth. Have the make and model picked out and ready. Tell her how much you have agonized over this particular project and dammit to hell the only reasonable approach to this would be getting a tool worthy of such a project, as you cannot see how it could be built otherwise.
From past experiences, it's also good to have backup projects at the ready that could also be accomplished with this tool.
At the initial onset of cost, tell her about this one model everyone say's is great but, I think I could do just fine with this model ( slightly less in cost, but the one you really want anyway)
No doubt about it, it's a win win for everyone! Just make sure she's in the lead. :thumbsup: and you'll get that tool everytime.
For these dimensions, I think the torsion box suggestion by Roger Newby would work well.It's around 5 feet tall and 8" deep. I have a table saw, router and most hand tools. No planer or bandsaw. I thought about ripping the material in half then creating the taper on a table saw and regluing.