Fitting hinges – Dovetail box #4

20150322_160307

 

Once the glue was dry and the lid all finished, it was time to fit the hinges. I began with the lid first, and then moved on to the box. As with hanging doors, it is easier this way round.

20150322_160607

 

 

The hinges recesses were achieved in a pretty standard way – several small chisel cuts, then paring down to final depth.

20150322_160842

 

 

 

I’m fairly happy with the results, although I can think of a few things I might do differently in the future.

20150322_161832

 

 

Now for a suitable finish. I’m thinking about shellac. I haven’t found a suitable source of shellac flakes yet, so I’ll make do with sanding sealer, and I’ll probably follow up with a coat or two of beeswax. One more post and we’ll be done on this project I reckon.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s