|Forum topic by athomas5009||posted 02-22-2015 04:50 AM||834 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
02-22-2015 04:50 AM
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”.
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