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Forum topic by Cozmo35 posted 04-16-2010 05:26 PM 697 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Cozmo35

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04-16-2010 05:26 PM

Topic tags/keywords: box hinge crooked question tip

Why is it that everytime I hang a box lid with hinges it comes out #*%@ crooked?!? I know there has GOT to be a better way to get it straight! HELP ME UNDERSTAND!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX


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Michael Murphy

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#1 posted 04-16-2010 06:53 PM

Mortised in Butt Hinges? Use a little 5 minute epoxy to stick the hinges in place before screwing them down. Not enough to make a mess but enought to tack the hinge leaves to the mortises. Get the box top aligned and hold it there ‘til the glue hardens. Gently open it and drill and install the screws.

-- Michael Murphy, Woodland, CA.

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#2 posted 04-16-2010 08:13 PM

Thanks Michael!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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