Well, the jewelry box is assembled and now complete. I assembled everything and did one final trial assembly, including mounting the doors. The hinges were neatly mortised and the doors were perfectly aligned – 1/16” space on all sides. I opened the doors and discovered the drawings behind the doors lacked a shy 1/16” of clearing the hinges. Rats. So… I filled the mortises on the back of the doors and doubled the depth of the mortises in the casing. The doors are not quite as nicely centered anymore, but the drawers now clear the hinges.
My wife is very pleased with the jewelry box and my daughters are wondering when they get their own.
-- CutNRun - So much wood, so many trails, so little time