Hi all and thanks for the replies, especially about safety. I'm an ex (now retired) marine engineer then maintenance engineer, so am not unfamiliar with "dangerous" machines such as lathes, grinders, drills etc. and I've still got all my fingers and tootsies. The most dangerous item I met while at sea was my wife who I met in Japan. There was a saying at sea, one hand for the job and one for yourself, especially when the ship was rolling.
The recesses I'm putting in the board for the tools are made up of holes, which I've done with no problem, long and short channels for the extension bars and "funny" shaped ones for the ratchets. I started to use the rip fence attachment but I couldn't really see where I, or rather the cutter, was going. I was also a bit "wobbly" and nearly ended up with a mess. I decided that I needed a table. So checked on Fleabay and found a cheap Trend CRT Mk2. It came with the fence and a small 500W Black and Decker router (so now I've got 2 routers) but no other accessories. I've been trying to find where I can get the extras, such as hold down clamps, but Trend UK don't seem to stock them as it's discontinued. I've also decided to make a new plate to mount my original router to it, so I've got some stuff coming to be able to do that. I'm hoping that when I get it all up and running, I'll be able to See where the cutter is going. I'm sure I'll have some "how to" and "yes but" questions to ask, so will let you know how I get on.
Again thanks for all the replies.