Not going to clench cut nails for hinge install because my cut nails are truly vintage and will break rather than bend. Because of the thickness of the lid skirt, two shorter screws are needed at the base of the three-hole hinge, with one long wood screw good for the top in that it goes through the skirt and into the panel of the lid. Chose the hardware from the parts drawer, and moved out.
Clamped the hinge tight, tapped starter holes and drove the screws home.
The next pic shows a challenge and the solution… The hinge plates extend above the plane of the lid, meaning I’ve had to consider either filing the iron down to the surface OR adding a shim of some kind to the top. The cut of wood is the piece I made on the shaper as material for said shims.
I thinned the material via bandsaw, flattened the backs, then pre-drilled and installed with some straightened cut nails and glue.
So now the chest-shaped box is a chest at last!
Next actions are installed wood stop blocks on the back to keep the lid from wanting to flop completely over when in the open position (don’t want interior chains or strap stops), bevelling of the lower skirt and potato staining of the fresh cut material prior to paint. Drawers and such also to come! As always, thanks for looking.
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