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Forum topic by EBreindel posted 09-26-2018 11:03 AM 325 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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EBreindel

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09-26-2018 11:03 AM

I am beginning woodworker so I’m sure this is a stupid question to most but I made a small cherry and maple keepsake box for my mom. After I separated the box and the lid everything was aligned perfect (top and bottom/side to side)

I mortised out for small butt hinges and they fit well. I close the lid to the box and its now misaligned (not side to side but front to back) and it looks really bad… What did I do wrong so I do not do this in the future?
Thanks


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Lumbersexual

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#1 posted 09-26-2018 11:10 AM

I am no expert either. My hypothesis is that you probably didn’t evenly chisel it out, or you didnt account for the hinges throw.
Either or is a problem I have ran into before.

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#2 posted 09-26-2018 02:38 PM

Pictures might help. Be sure to show the hinges open and closed.

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#3 posted 09-26-2018 02:48 PM

pictures or it DID NOT happen LOL :<))

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