Ok so I attempted to route the Mahogany cross and the router and myself really chewed up the wood…. this is my first time working in mahogany but I did all the same steps at I took with the pine cross.. the router burned the wood and chewed up the cut pretty bad… not sure why…. was I working too fast it the router and bit that sub-par?? Its a ryobe cordless trim router and a ryobe bit (I said I was a noob :D) So now I have a couple choices… 1. give up on getting this done for the weekend and bring it to him in september when my wife and I are going to visit him in Vermont…. 2. finish the Pine prototype and give it to him I don’t think I can start a new cross (tomorrow I am too annoyed to do it tonight) and finish it before Saturday night when he leaves… I really don’t want to spend the time he is here in the workshop…. owell what do you guys think??