Jerry's Latest Router Question
Well let's see if I can ask this in a way that it makes sense. As some of you know, my present project is that of attempting to build a cedar chest.
In my attempt to put the frame around the lid of the cedar chest I ran into the problem of getting the lid's dimensions to match the inside dimension of the frame. I had glued up the frame first and then had to trim the edge of the lid to fit into the frame which I did but it was a bit awkward in that the lid weighs about 19 lbs. it is 36" x 20" and I made the trim cuts on the Incra Express Sled.
My question is this. Would a hand held router work to take off very small amounts of material from the edge of a workpiece like I have described. I'm talking about as little as 1/64" or even less, and keep the edge as clean as what the TS does?
I have never used a hand held router, don't know squat about them so I just need to ask questions like this one.
I also think, but am not certain, but it seems to me that cutting slots for a spline all around that lid would be easier done with a hand held router than on the router table due to the awkwardness of the size of the lid, does this sound right?