can't post pics, however can answer questions such as these. the object is not to route the panels in place, those will be built in a form & done separetly. the questions i have are regarding the cutting out of the flat panels, leaving the styles & rails in place thereby the existing flat (2' wide by 5' long by 3/4" deep)elliptical arch becomes the styles and rails when the (to be) panels areas are removed, this is due to the fact that the construction is complete(casing, coloumns & placement, capitals, etc.) & primed.
routing from the bottom side of the arch.
currently using small trim router.
section is currently one elliptical smooth surface, when completed to have three equall sized raised panels.
i'm wondering if there is an easier method to cut out the existing surface, leaving the style & rail system?