I am going to make several MicroJig MatchFit jigs for my woodworking shop. The instructions tell to you to make relief cuts that are 1/4 inch wide by 5/16 inch deep. Then you cut over the relief cuts with a 1/2 inch 7degree dovetail at 3/8 inch deep.
My question is to make the dovetail bit cuts with the Shapeoko should I create a custom tool and set the depth to 3/8 depth so the dovetail grove is cut at full depth in a single pass.
For the tool path I suppose if my base is 12 inches by 12 inches I should make the project appear 13 by 13 so the dovetail bit will plunge to 3/8 outside the physical limit of the project, cut all the way across and retract again outside the physical limit of my jig. There will be a 4 inch grid of these dovetail groves cut so I will also need to plan clamps appropriately to avoid hitting them. Do you think I should make each line of the grid a separate tool path?
Please give me any feed back on how to cut these dovetail groves on the Shapeoko.