More general prep on the sides. I’ve got the sides planed down to thr right height.
I made the linings about 3mm wide (bit that is in contact with the top or bottom) and 4mm high (bit in contact with the side). I didn’t want them too big – they would restrict the movement of the top if too large.
I did have to bend the linings with the bending iron (hair curlers) and water – trying to do it without just resulted in the linings snapping.
Still having lots of fun with this project!