In building a router table, the instructions specify laying out the
laminate on top and bottom of the bonded surface and then having you
rout out the hole for the router plate.
For the miter slot, which is better - (1) routing for the miter slot
first (taking into consideration the depth required for 'butting up' the
laminate against an installed miter slot, or (2) installing the laminate
first and routing out the groove for the miter slot?
Option (2) seems to the be usual approach, but doesn't that increase the
risk of minute chipping (where the laminate will be meeting the miter slot?
I was thinking that if I installed the miter slot first, then I could
install the laminate on both sides of the slot, having it butt up nice
and clean to the installed slot.
Any opinions? Thanks!