Rather than fiddle with the hinges, my Lie-Nielsen 4.5 came out, and I just shaved to suit. This kind of thing is where the power of hand tools really has no equal in the power tool world. What would you do without a hand tool here. Jam the whole box up against a belt sander?
Notice in this real closeup photo you can also see my biggest dovetail fix. Had to get out my biggest kerf saw to get that giant gap filled.
I noticed that from the back, with the hinges in place, this gap looked too big. So I prepped a sliver to fill it in.
One that was in place, I was pretty much done with the pre-finish work.
There’s another whole day I forgot to photograph. I put the inside rails into the box an glued them in, which is boring, unless you like seeing me make plain straight 1/8th in stock and cut it to size on the xcut sled.
I also made some 1/8th stock curly maple trays (butt joints) to sit on the rails and finished them with some over-tinted shellac (doh).