Ant farm/shadow box
Hello! Newbie... just posted my introduction in fact. My daughter is very into nature and has been wanting an ant farm. But as a teen who is very much a girly girl and loves all things pretty, she wants one that’s asthetically pleasing - no store bought acrylic farm for her! There are of course some very beautiful, handmade items available for sale, but overall, the design seems fairly simple, so I thought I’d give it a shot at making one for her on my own. Basic idea is a shadow box with both front and back made of glass and a removable top for watering. So, I’m going to need to cut some slots for the glass (planning on using clear silicone adhesive to seal the glass panels in the slots and ensure no ants escape!) and I think probably a half lap joint for the top of the frame that will be removable. I’ve watched numerous videos on how to do these pretty basic cuts with a router but no clear direction on what type of bits would be best. It seems I can use any number of them. As a newbie, I’m not sure if there is a benefit to one over another though. Any thoughts on this or any other tips you might have?