Excellent advice Carol!
Something else to consider. A vertical raise panel bit may work better than a horizontal one. Less stress on the shaft of the bit. Half inch shank be darned. spinning that up like that and hitting a knot or some squirrelly grain that African Mahogany is famous for you run the risk of snapping it and then that piece of whirling steel becomes shrapnel in the shop. The vertical bit you just need to make a tall fence for it and still take light cuts but it will put less stress on the router. That mahogany burns very easily. Also, try and get your hands on the Kiah mahogany instead of just the generic African. I have found it a better quality of wood to work with.
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