I've got a PC7518 & PRL-V2 router lift. So far, so good.
I'm building a cabinet to set the top onto. Still good, lots of learning on this first project, but still good.
I need to get the router lift mounted in the top, which, by the way, is a double layer of 3/4" Birch ply. I'm confusing myself on this part of it. How do I
- Cut the hole for the lift to fit into, &
- Route the edge for the lip upon which the lift will sit &
- What is the radius on the corner of the lift???
I've got a hand-held plunge router, another fixed base router mounted in a very cheap stamped steel benchtop router table, and a guided straight bit. I guess I need a template - Tracing the plate onto a piece of 1/2" ply would probably do the trick.
Any pointers on doing it myself?
Or, should I just take the lift and the tabletop to a counter mfgr here in San Antonio so THEY can laminate some formica or wilsonart on top, and have them cut the hole & route the edge??? That will cost $$$, and I'll lose the satisfaction of saying to myself "I did ALL that!"