It took some fiddling to get things right when I trimmed the edges I had to make sure that everything remained centered with both the ends as well as the leaves.
Then I had the corners to deal with. I wanted to make sure that they were consistent and at the exact angle. What I did was to place a piece of scrap with a straight edge in the position I wanted it. I had to take into account the distance of the edge of the router base to the bit.
Once this was worked out I clamped it into position then glued and brad nailed two blocks to locate it.
Here you can see what I came up with. It doesn’t have to be pretty to work!
I had already used a circular saw to trim the corners. Here you can see the jig in place.
And finally you can see it after I trimmed the corner.
From this point on I have to be real careful not to ding the sharp edges. If I do I’m screwed big time.
Next I will make the trim pieces to go around the edges so I won’t have to worry about them anymore.
-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX