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As has been suggested above, I would look at cutting the male and female parts on a router table - it doesn't have to be fancy, my first router table was a piece of 3/4" plywood with a cutout to clear the router base and a piece of 1/4" tempered masonite screwed to the top. Bolt through the masonite to the router and you're good to go. With the smaller router, it's better to rough out the center of the female slot with a straight bit, multiple passes so as not to overload the router, before cutting the finished shape with the dovetail bit. Cutting the slats is done with them vertical and guided by a tall fence - it would be easier if you could use a double featherboard set-up as shown to prevent any rocking of the slat as you cut - showing being used on a bandsaw, but the procedure is the same for a router table except you would be feeding right to left.. As explained in the article, sneak up on the depth of cut, removing material equally from both sides and checking for the correct fit in the dovetailed slot. Good Luck.
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Oooh -- do you have a make/model number for those dual guides?




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do you have a tablesaw and what router do you have w/ what accessories???
how about a router table???...
it'd be good to know what other tools you have...

did you already make those cuts???

the corner posts are cake and pie...
this Makita router shown is set up w/ opposing guides...
set your router up like this to cut the sliding DT slots...
how the slats are done depends on what other tools you have and your choice of materials......
''hogging'' out the waste materials before you cut the DT's will help w/ avoiding so much tearout...
using better bits is a major plus...
for router bits I'm partial to Freud and Whiteside bits...

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Oooh -- do you have a make/model number for those dual guides?
it's two separate guides set facing each other...
you can do it this w/ any brand as long as they have rods...

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In post #47 of this thread I show how to make your own. Should only take an hour or so at most and costs pennies. https://www.routerforums.com/tools-w...-corner-5.html

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the corner posts are cake and pie...
this Makita router shown is set up w/ opposing guides...
set your router up like this to cut the sliding DT slots...
...snip...
That is an awesome setup. Thanks, Stick.

I have a Bosch 1617EVS and one of Bosch's guides like that. I can see I want another.

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That is an awesome setup. Thanks, Stick.

I have a Bosch 1617EVS and one of Bosch's guides like that. I can see I want another.

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and you can increase the guide's face height for additional stability...
UHMW sheet is perfect for the task...
https://www.dollartree.com/cooking-c...8x11-in/300767
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yur welcome...
and you can increase the guide's face height for additional stability...
UHMW sheet is perfect for the task...
Yup, I have some, what remains after making my crosscut sled runners and a few other things, 1/2"x4"x44".

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Thanks for all the guidance. Looking forward to exploring more into this with all the great info.
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