Hmm. Thanks! I was pushing, but pushing clockwise on the outside of the template. So I went back outside in the freezing cold and tried again. Magically it worked fine, but I blew the breaker twice by forgetting to turn the heater off before I turned the router on, and finally the heater tripped the breaker all by itself, so I just swore a little and came inside. It's only 1º outside, but it's a cold 1º and I think I'll let the heater run for a while before I go in there tomorrow night.
I'm not slow, I'm pacing myself!
Isaiah 44:13 Another shapes wood, he extends a measuring line, he outlines it with red chalk. He works it with planes and outlines it with a compass...
Usual kit: Table saw, band saw, dual base router and table, lathe, various saws, planer, sanders, and a multitude of hand tools.