I take something small out to the patio and practice each weekend. Last weekend I tried a few dovetails and will work on that a lot more before I even attempt to show anything here.
I got an old Stanley router and have read a few tutorials about using it but would like to clarify the start up.
Do I mark the dado to be routed and then use a chisel to start the dado by marking the sides with the chisel? I am talking about a cross grain dado and can't quite see how to keep the router guided within the marking unless I cut both sides of the dado and prevent the wood from tearing out before the router blade can get below the surface.