well i got charles neils router dvd and i love it. you think you know everything about routers but there is just so much information in this dvd its wonderful. i really liked the section on the pie crust table top and the gooseneck molding. so i figured id try out the pie crust table top but i didnt want to do a whole thing yet. so here is what i came up with. first i started with a little blank of paduak and made a template out of mdf which i screwed to the wood. i just rough cut it on the bandsaw and template routed it. i cut a little away from the line so i used bearings from my woodriver bearing kit to step the cut.
still though if you do get tearout its no big deal. in this case i just used my rabbiting bit to step the template back 1/16th of an inch and re routed it.
so then it was time to cut the profiles. i had more pictures but i seem to have lost them but its pretty simple just a 1/4 round on the outside edges and then a 1/4 round on the inside with a step a cove and then another step. it looks really nice. i do have one picture of the profile but this is a bad one. and this whole thing is done by just stepping the template and using various different bearings until you get what you want.
then i had to dish it out. this is pretty simple some double stick tape on the wood and a little router carraige make this job very easy.
and then since the bottoms often a mess i find that a card scraper works really well to clean it up quickly.
so this is where i am at now. all that is left to do is to clean up the corners and sand and stuff. and then have to rout the persons name in the area that has been dished out. i will do that tomorrow and tomorrow i should e finish ready.