<Other than that, you can also rabbet with a table saw.>
Oops, maybe I used the wrong terminology to explain my layout. O.K.
Flat board, 5/8" thick, 40" long and about 12" deep. Each end of the
sweeps around in about a 4" radius, so it's not a straight edge that I
the rabbet on. Doesn't an edge guide require a straight edge? The
at the ends of the board are more or less free form; each ends in a
of tight squiggle. But the rabbet has to be a consistent 7/8 back in
edge, which curves. The only two ways to do this that I could think of
with a slot cutter type of bit (with a bearing) , or a template with
router-mounted guide or a top-bearing bit. So I got my 2X10 and traced
the curved piece onto it. Then I cut out the shape on the bandsaw and
sanded it to the pencil line. Then, using a sliding square, I traced
back from this finished edge, cut it out on the bandsaw again and
it smooth and true, and clamped it over the workpiece. Turned out
but would have been a lot easier with a deep-rabbeting router bit!
now that I think about it, I could have used the router mounted
and a scrap of masonite. Shoot.