The breadboard ends are attached to the top with a tongue-and-groove joint. Start by routing a tongue at each end of the top. Install a piloted three-wing slotting cutter in a router and set the cutting depth to '/i-inch; this will enable you to clear the waste from each side of the tongue in two passes. Secure the top to a work surface and turn the router on with the bit clear of the stock. Make the first pass on both sides of each end making sure the bit's pilot bearing is butted against the end of the top. Then reset the depth of cut slightly deeper to rout the rest of the waste from half of the tongue; the tongue should be one-third the thickness of the top. Finish the tongues at both ends (left).
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