|Forum topic by Llarian||posted 09-29-2009 06:23 AM||1590 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
09-29-2009 06:23 AM
I just wrapped up making my first attempt at a jewelry box, and for some reason thought the Brusso stop hinges sat complete flat when closed, which apparently is not the case, ever so slightly. There’s a minor gap in the rear of the lid with the tops of the hinges flush, which I didn’t expect.
Unfortunately, me being stupid, I didn’t test the hinges as well as I should have before putting on the finish, so I don’t want to do something destructive like cutting the mortises down further.
I’m guessing my best option at this point would just be to add some sort of pad between the lid and body in the front. I’d have a gap, but at least it would be even at that point, which would probably be more aesthetically pleasing. Does anybody have any suggerstions on that? I suppose I could just use felt circles or something, but for a solid wood box with all brass hardware, that seems a little out of place.
Alternately, I’m open to suggestions for actually fixing the gap, but I doubt there’s much I’d be willing to do at this point, I’m amazing I got this far without ruining the project, so I don’t want to risk doing anything that involves chopping or cutting at this point. :P
-- Dylan Vanderhoof - General hobbiest and reluctant penmaker. http://llarian.etsy.com