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I plan to make a blanket shest with dove or box joint corners. I am wondering if the incra router table could be used on such large pieces (18 X 43).
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Doing dovetails or box joints on large pieces with a table-mounted router can be a hassle, since the large piece needs to be held firmly in the vertical position.

I'd suggest considering a bench-mounted 24" jig, used with a hand-held router. Leigh or Porter Cable are good, albeit expensive, candidates. How often you might use the jig will help determine whether the investment makes sense.

With a bit of practice, you could also simply hand-cut the dovetails, of course.

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Very easy job with the MLCS templates and at the right price..if you want to use the table router very easy with a bigger base plate to help you support the big panels.

I should note that the BIG dovetail template from MLCS is a big one, so you should not need a bigger base to support your big panels. (Takes a 3/4" dovetail bit, if I recalll )

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I plan to make a blanket shest with dove or box joint corners. I am wondering if the incra router table could be used on such large pieces (18 X 43).

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