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#1 posted 03-04-2021 04:31 PM

My guess is the sliding dovetails are the joints for the box, running vertically. If that’s the case, the only way I can think of to get the bottom in there is to slide it in before the final side is dropped down. Since the bottom would block the side, I suppose he could make the groove in the opposing side deeper and cut the bottom such that when fully inserted it is out of the way and then slide it back in place after the side is down.

You’d have to make the groove wide enough that the bottom can be slid over and find a way to pin it in place afterwards.

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