Planted Tank Guru
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: West coast of the east coast of the USA.
A carcass is the body itself. Like the carcass of a cabinet is the top, bottom, and sides. It is not the adornments, face frame, doors etc.
A face frame is that part that hides the edges of the sides that face front. They are the rails and stiles you see and generally where the doors are attached. Not being a smart ass but probably easier to google it and look at the pictures.
Since this is acrylic I would use a roundover instead of a chamfer. I just fear that sharp corner will wind up nicked and damaged.
Most any router will work for those type profile edges. A used Porter Cable 690 is a great little router. I use two of them when I make cabinet doors. Doors require two bits for the cope and stick. When I had only one router I would have to change bits after all the cuts were made. I just used two to speed things up and each router only cost me $75. I saved more than that with time I save.
Don't buy a big 3 hp router. I bought a 5 speed 3 horse and I have used it once. The 690 can handle all but the largest bits.
With any router I like using 1/2" bits whenever possible. Even for simple round overs. Woodline has some decent bits for a decent price. They also have some nice sets. Even with the work I do I still can't justify Jesada or CMt bits.
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