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Forum topic by athomas5009 posted 02-22-2015 04:50 AM 755 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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athomas5009

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02-22-2015 04:50 AM

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Alright I’m 90% done with my first jewerly box and all that’s left is final wipe down, hinge screws and a lil oil/varnish. My delimmma has to do with the installation of the side rail hinges, the ones from woodcraft with the stay. I mortised them weeks ago opting to leave the screws for the end. The mortises turned out damn good from the gaps in the photos but when I close the life there is about a 1/16 gap in the front.

My guess is it’s either the mortise is too deep/shallow, the lid/base edges aren’t 90degrees or that the lack of screws is causing the gap. Anyhow I’m looking for advice before I make adjustments or add screws. I attached several photos. 1st group no hinges, 2nd with hinges and last is a measurment or barell protruding about 3/32”.

Thanks
Andrew

-- Sometimes you're flush and sometimes you're bust, and when you're up, it's never as good as it seems, and when you're down, you never think you'll be up again, but life goes on.


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#1 posted 02-22-2015 01:52 PM

No responses ugh lol!!! I was hoping to rap this up by Monday I know there must be some box gurus lurking.

-- Sometimes you're flush and sometimes you're bust, and when you're up, it's never as good as it seems, and when you're down, you never think you'll be up again, but life goes on.

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#2 posted 02-22-2015 10:32 PM

Ok well after some research and taking exact measurements with calipers I found the mortises are a hair too deep and need to be shimmed with business cards. Also after checking the lid / base edges with a precision straight edge it appears I could flatten each a little better with a little sanding on a known flat surface like a piece of granite.

So I’ll probably shim to proper height and do some light sanding until I’m happy with the results. But while drilling the screw holes I noticed anothe small delimmma. The front 4 holes were np with my drill press and vix bit but the rear 4 are blocked by the stay and I don’t see how to remove the stays without forcing / damaging them.

Anyone know how to remove the stays or have a work around?

-- Sometimes you're flush and sometimes you're bust, and when you're up, it's never as good as it seems, and when you're down, you never think you'll be up again, but life goes on.

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