Happy New Year to all!
I've got a router table top constructed, and a BenchDog ProPlate ready to go into it, but am a little lost as to where to start. The plate came with no instructions whatsoever (am BenchDog haven't responded to my email - I've sent it again) yet two bags of hardware and a thin cardboard template looking thing. I'm not sure where to start - I've looked at Mike's sticky post on this subject, and searched around the net but am still unsure. I did find this guide (http://www.woodcentral.com/cgi-bin/r...cles_502.shtml
) which I might work from.
I think I'll just forge ahead using commonsense, however wanted to check that my plan as on track:
1. Cut the recess that the MP sits into - the depth being the thickness (3/8") of the MP.
2. Cut out the centre of the table, just enough to allow the router to drop through.
3. Install MP in RT.
A few questions:
1. Is the most simple way to cut the recess in 1. above, to make a jig y mm greater than the dimension of the MP, where y is the distance between edge of bit and edge of router's base plate? Or is it easier to use a template guide, and have the router run on top of the battens that were used to 'frame' the MP?
2. If I use the above method, how will I get the corner's the right radius to match the corners on the MP?
3. I'm assuming I need to make the recess deeper than 3/8", to allow for the leveling hardware?
4. What's the slightly flimsy cardboard template for? There's no way I can use that to guide the router. Am I supposed to make a thin MDF template from that?
Looking forward to some advice so I can proceed with the RT!