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#1 posted 02-27-2013 04:09 AM

Harold…use a straight cutting bit with a bearing. The rabbeting bits aren’t intended for wider rabbets.

With the straight bit, set up boards clamped around the perimeter of the 1” rabbet all the way around…or use one board at a time and then set the bit to the right depth. The bearing will run against the boards and the cutter will cut the deepest part of the rabbet.

Alternatively, you can cut out an opening of the exact size on a piece of 1/2” plywood, clamp it to the actual router table, and use it to cut your opening. In fact, many companies actually sell templates for typical plate sizes for people to cut their own lips. One from Rockler is here:

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