I'm putting together a new router table and am concerned with the insert opening.
I have a Rockler plate which I kept from my "old" table and decided to follow the idea (well,,,,,almost
) in the PW link where Bob Lang shows how to install a plate.
I decided to use a 3/4" mortise bit with a 3/4 bearing installed on the shank for following the template. Then, with a 1 3/8" O.D. bushing and a 3/8" straight bit, cut the opening leaving a 1/2" shoulder all around for the plate to sit in.
Looks great!! But, the plate now has somewhere around 1/32" space all around it. Looks good but, the plate is sloppy in the recess.
Good for me for trying this in a piece of scrap before going to my new table top.
Now, what did I do wrong, or, what should I have done different??
I'm not going to cut the new top until I get the right fit in scrap or know how to make it right after the fact.