How to cut slots in 2 pieces that are not straight on outsides.
I have to cut two slots, one each on two pieces of wood. The slots or slot on each piece runs straight up and down. However, the pieces that I am cutting the slots into are about 5 inches wide for about 12 inches and then the pieces extend out to about 16 incheswide and I still need to put the slot down into the wider section.
My thinking is to cut the slots first before I cut the outside forms. This way I can use a guide on both pieces of plywood and the slots should line up on each piece. then I cut the outside shapes of the pieces so they line up also. Am I thinking this through correctly or is there some other way to get the slots to line up when I have the outsides cut to match?
Thanks for your help. I know this is a 101 question but honestly i am just starting to use my router and I am slow at figuring things out with it.
I would post a picture but I don't understand how to do that either. The sides are going to be for a side bender for acoustic guitar side bender molds as I am starting to build acoustic guitars.