Here is the finished glue-up. Everything went well with a good result. There are other things that have to be done to save this box. The rough gap below and along the the length of the hinge on the right side has to be repaired. I will have to glue in a thin strip.
The inside where the hinge is mounted isn’t as good as I would like. This is due to my hinge being a little out of round. I can live with it though, and if I make the box nice enough inside the eye will be drawn to the positive (I hope)
Here is the positive side of routing or sawing a small groove down the middle of the hinge and then gluing the two sides together. You can use a continuous hinge pin that can be removed to separate the lid from the bottom.
This is particularly helpful in this case, as I will be doing some inlay work on the top. I have a lot of fuzzy plans for this box to transform it into something nice. It will be a birthday gift for my future daughter- in- law. I might do a blog on some of this work if it seems interesting enough.
Thanks for reading this and the first one on this subject too and I hope you found something interesting here.
-- Mike, an American living in Norway.