Old Methane Gas Cloud
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Huntington Beach, California
The answer is yes and no.
Basically you'll need to be able to hold your stock flat on the router table. A push pad is good for that. Then you need to be able to pass the stock through the router bit while holding the stock square to the direction of travel.
If you have a miter gage track in the table you can use a miter gage and hold the stock against the fence. Also a piece of square scrap against the fence and stock can guide the stock through the router bit for a square cut.
The big issue with the lap joint is getting the cut square across the rail and stile. Almost any other error can be fixed after the joint is glued up.
As a tip, make your rails and stiles a bit bigger than the final design. After everything is glued together, trim the completed frame to size on the table saw. This will get all the frames of the screens looking the same. (You will probably need a cross cut sled to trim the height of the screens.)
Use the right tool for the job.
Rich (Tilting right)
Huntington Beach, California
Remember that when we have the "BIG ONE" everything east of the Rockies falls into the ocean.