Hopefully someone will be willing to share their experience with me on this one.
I'm in the process of building my interpretation of the rolling rod holder seen below. As you can see, I will need to attach four horizontal (is there any other kind? ) shelves to the sides of the unit and I'd like to use a sliding dovetail joint. The obvious method is to chuck a dovetail bit in a router and plow out the dado using a straight edge. However, I'm concerned that I'll have trouble trying to remove so much wood at one time. Is my concern warranted? Is it necessary to use a straight bit first to remove a majority of the material first?
Also, does anyone have a recommendation on which degree dovetail bit works best for this type of thing?