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mortise on the inside. Another possibility is that the knuckle may be set too deep, causing the lid and box to bind. If so, shim the mortise with paper or veneer. You can also shim to adjust the width of the gap between box and lid.

When everything fits just right, polish the hinges and screw heads with steel wool. And, if you're as compulsive as I am, line up the slots in the screw heads when you put them in. A

Roger Holmes putters in his shop in Woodburx, Connecticut.


Drill screw hole slightly inward toward leaf edge to fasten hinge tightly in mortise.

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