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#1 posted 06-23-2014 12:20 AM

Not sure if you should screw the base to the top in the corners. Especially a metal base. They expand and contract with temperature changes and the longer the metal is the more it moves. I do know some leave the screws a little loose to allow for movement. I feel your pain and have been in your shoes. The main thing is to have fun and learn from mistakes. I still make plenty and have been doing this about 5 years. You may want to replace the miters with a half lap joint Also maybe a tongue and groove joint for the band is stronger and helps with aligning edges.

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