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Forum topic by jeffswildwood posted 8 days ago 209 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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jeffswildwood

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8 days ago

I am working on a shut the box game, with mitered corners, built from scrap, and need advice. I misjudged the size of the scrap and now have a lid that is 1/4 inch thick around the edges. It’s made with a new design due to my scrap stock being a bit small but came out beautiful! My problem is its too thin for the hinge screws. I had thoughts of mayby trying this to fix it-
1) cut some strips, miter and glue to the bottom edges of the lid giving me more thickness but a challenge to match the box.
2) shorten the piece on the back of the box 1/4 and add a 1/4 inch piece to the lid back bottom. I would have thickness but may look a bit weird
3) Top and back mount hinges not an option due to the way I made the lid.
I don’t want to make a new lid but would like input. Any help would be appreciated!


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SteviePete

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#1 posted 8 days ago

push small hinges into small kerf on box side and box top. NO HINGES. S

-- Steve, 'Sconie Great White North

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jeffswildwood

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#2 posted 8 days ago

Steve, no hinges not an option but using a kerf to push in top sounds interesting, never done this.

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luv2learn

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#3 posted 8 days ago

Jeff, I have in the past run the hinge screws into the lid just shy of poking through the top to establish the thread pattern then I backed the screws out and ground off the tips and ran them back in. I used superglue or equivalent to ensure they didn’t come out. I know this isn’t a slick fix but I am not known for slick fixes….LOL.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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jeffswildwood

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#4 posted 8 days ago

Lee, I thought of this, but once I mortise out for the hinge itself, not much room for grip. I’m thinking number one above and use a different wood for accent. just an alignment issue I will have to solve. I haven’t glued the bottom together yet so at least I have a pattern. Thanks for the tip.

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