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#1 posted 04-25-2018 12:08 AM

I’d make a router sled. A couple of ways that come to mind is to have a flat base with tapered rails on each side for the router base to ride on. Double stick tape would hold the workpiece to the base. The other is to have level rails and a 1/4” riser on one end of the base.

You’ll also want some way to affix the sled your bench so it doesn’t slide around. Maybe a keel on the bottom that fits in the vise or something. I’m sure you can work out the details of the dimensions, etc, needed to fully support the router base through the full length of the board. Even with just a 1/2” bit, 8” x 3” isn’t going to be too tedious. If you have any larger straight cutting bits, all the better.

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