Ok, I was using a bearing guided 2 flute pattern bit, but started wondering before getting on here this morning if using a guide bushing and a straight or spiral bit would be easier. I have a couple of straight bits I can try but could get a spiral bit if I decide to try that. What would be better, a straight bit or a up cut or down cut spiral bit for hand held router?
I want to make about a dozen of these for now, may may more later, either way it is time to learn to use a pattern now. I ended up cutting the desired piece on the scroll saw and sanding the edges, but think a pattern ,might be easier and faster.
Using a couple of old Craftsman routers & a Bosch 1617EVSPK & a Dewalt DWP611PK Routers in SW Louisiana.