Saturday, July 07, 2012

A Followup on that Carved Box

This will be a quick update to my last post about making a box around that carved panel. When I set hinges, I usually cut my mortises by hand, with a chisel. Old school.

But - I had so many to do, that I set up my router to cut away most of the wood.

If you use an edge guide on the router, it's pretty simple. Here it is, roughed out.

I scribed the two outside edges of the hinge with an X-Acto knife, and then cut away the excess right up to the edges. The rest chips away really easily. This mortise was cut and the hinge installed in about two minutes. Sweet.

The only thing left is to install a chain, to keep the lid from tipping the whole box over.

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