I’m no MMarzluf, but I know I can pretty this up a bit…
I drop a scrap cherry block on the back, to act as a rear blade guard.
I also like the idea of a nice plastic guard to protect me from spit up dust and chips. I have some spare lexan from my Norm Router Table project, so I grab that and it looks to be plenty.
Trimmed the lexan to size.
My cute little arch does make this a tiny bit problematic…
I’ll just trace this and mortise it out with my Bosch Colt…. and then accidentally run the mortise all the way out the back. Doh! No photo of the error…
Fixable though. I’ll just make a little inlay out of some nice padauk. Hey, its Red. It is a warning not to put my fingers there. Waitaminute. Clearly, I MEANT to do that!
Props to David Marks Pencil Hold down technique.
I glue&clamp my little patch into the oops hole.
Then I cut and sand it down.
All ready to cut!