Making a Zero Clearance Fence for Drawer Lock Bit
Just purchased a drawer lock bit that I'd like to experiment with, creating drawers from plywood for a router cabinet. The recommendation is that a zero clearance fence insert, or in my case a zero clearance overlay fence is recommended to avoid tearout.
I've never made a zero clearance fence to fit a particular router bit, so I need to know the basics. Do you trace the pattern of the bit on the insert and then cut it out on a bandsaw, or do you install the router bit in the table mounted router, turn it on, and run the fence into the moving bit to cut the opening? (sort of like turning on your table saw and moving the spinning blade up into the table insert to create a zero clearance plate).
Thanks in advance for the help.