Alright you win we all get it your way is best because its cheapest. I agreed all along your way worked. Agreed on the use of the router bits too. I was only pointing out that there were other ways.
Bit cost 10.97 with shipping. Yes my mill has a vice. My shop is HUGE! Space us never a concern. aluminum is the only metal anyone should ever learn how to use because everything else sucks. And your application and frequency of use is the only one that should matter to any one.