I am new to using a router. How do you go about routing a lip into a lid which is round in shape. The lid is to fit on a basket. I would like a uniform lip around the edge so that it will seat in the basket and not slide off.
I assume you can get the shape of the lid to match the shape of the basket. You need a cove bit with a bearing to cut the lip in the lid. The bearing follows the outside shape of the lid and puts the coved lip shape used to fit the lid on the basket. Remember, the outside edge of the lid must match the shape of the basket to ensure that the lip will fit.
This operation is best done with a table mounted router.
A rabetting bit with a ball-bearing pilot (which rides on the finished smooth edge) may provide the lip "overhang" you are looking for to keep the lid from sliding off if you want a sharp inside corner. The suggested cove bit, however, will conform the basket's top edge to the lid (if that is the look that you are looking for).
By the way, will you be moving the router around the lid or the lid rotated against the bit mounted in a router table?
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