|Project by newTim||posted 07-13-2011 07:35 AM||2247 views||2 times favorited||26 comments|
What went wrong? A few things. What went right? A few things. I beveled the lids on the table saw before I selected and fitted the hinges. I couldn’t get the hinge mortises lined up and when I finally did the screws were too long and poked through the top. What to do? What to do? I cut a rabbet around the bottom of each lid so they fit the inside of the box, picked up a couple of wooden drawer pulls and, viola. The tops are spalted maple and the boxes are wenge, but you already knew that. I used brown Behlens pore filler, clear lacquer, and buffed on a coat of renaissance wax. The Behlens was messy to apply, but as it seems with all things, a little sanding seems to always fix things up.
-- tim hill www.newcalshop.com