I started working on cutting the windows on the front side panel. I opted to change up from the circular windows to a pair of verticle slots on each side of the panel. I laid out the hole locations on the panel.
With holes cut in the panels as the ends of the slots I used a buddy's fancy little dremel router.
Needless to say that was a big waste of time. Stupid thing wouldn't track straight worth a damn. I roughed out the slots with a jigsaw. After a bit of thinking I came up with using a router with bearing guided bit. I used another of the boxes panels as a guide with some sockets to pick up the tangent points of the slots.
Here is the panel with the guide setup ready for the cut.
The router ready for action.
The first cut finished.
I used the port brace as the guide for the opposite side since I needed a shorter piece. Here is a side shot of the setup just before the cut.
Before starting the cut a quick verification that nothing is gonna hit. Last thing I want is to be caught off guard while handling a 20,000 rpm router.
The finished slots.
Thanks for looking.