While I still plan to do a series on my experiences with various box hinges, I thought I’d go ahead and post how I installed Soss hinges on the current string box project. I plan to include the usual step-by-step process, but I think most folks will get the idea from these pictures.
The sides of this box are a little over 3/4” wide so I’m using the Soss 203 hinges which are 1/2” X 1 3/4. These hinges require eight, count ‘em, eight! mortises. And they all have to be perfectly lined up relative to the sides of the box and the back in order for the lid to be flush with the box. The picture below is a dry fit straight from the jig with no fussing. I think the pictures tell the story so if you have any questions please let me know.
-- tim hill www.newcalshop.com