I'm looking for a tip on aligning the hinged box top with the base exactly. I want to understand how to do this for the next project. This one is kinda done.
I made a cube and then cut the top off on the table saw to make the lid and the top. I then finished to top and bottom of the box.
I used a machine square to mark the position of the hinges and cut the mortises on the bottom of the box for the hinges. I then used the square to align the hinge on the top of the box and marked where the screw holes should be. Last step was to attach the hinge to the top and the bottom of the box.
That’s when I realized that the top and bottom was out of alignment. Front to back is fine, but the sides had 1/32” offset. If I’m holding it by the sides the lid is shifted over to the right, but the upside is that it’s a perfect 1/32” front to back.
This isn’t a big dean on this because I’m just putting this on the fireplace to put stuff in, but the next box needs to be done correctly. There is obviously some trick to getting this right that I’m not aware of…Thanks