Seeking routing advice
I'm the proud new owner of an old Makita 3612BR router and I would like to start my very first small project.
Here's the situation: I have an 8x6.5" piece of over 100 year old walnut board, about 1" thick. The corners seem to be 90 degrees but one of the 8" sides it about 1/16" thicker than the other. On top of it, the piece is slightly curved. When it lies on a flat surface, the center shows a 1/16" hollow.
My question is, can I get it level with my router so it's perfectly flat? The final thickness is not critical, I can go down to 3/4". It may sound trivial to you guys but as a router newbie I don't know where to start.