After I posted yesterday I fooled around with a tryout door that I already made to test different techniques. My previous work was without electric tools and that what I prefer, but a router does get things moving!
Jerry , yes the doors have been reversed, the shop wasnt selling the peice but only was using it as a fancy display with the doors open. we see the outsides which are of course fancier.
Woodnut, I understand that you would make a series of passes with various bits, and thats what I tried yesterday. I also worked freehand ,which perhaps isnt recommended but .... My biggest problem was setting the guides, especially the depth.