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Steve do you have a diagram showing what you're trying to do. It sounds like a jig may be needed and often times these can be made in the shop. But more importantly are you using a router table or trying this handheld? If handheld you'll need to use a fence and a means to set your starting and ending point on the straight slot(s). As for the curve you'll need to buy/make a circle cutting jig. Also keep in mind you want to make multiple passes for deep cut, deeper then 1/8-3/16", and regulate both the speed of the bit and the speed of moving your router. If you move too sow you'll likely burn the wood, too fast and you won't get a clean cut and risk breaking the bit.

Setting your start/stop points would be similar to making mortises with a router. Use a start/stop block based on the router base and the bit use like here.

-Steve
 
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