03-27-2004, 07:49 PM
Now I know this question may seem vague, but here goes. I am completing a humidor that I have built and I have purchased brass hinges that have the support built into them. The hinge is "L" shaped and is being attached to 1/2 stock within a mortise. The problem that I am having is that I can't seem to get the hinges attached to the box strait and square. Every time I have tried to mark my holes and pre-drill, I seem to get off a little because when I attach the hinges the lid does not want to close properly. We all know how tightly a humidor lid fits, so there is very little tolerance. My question is this: do any of you guys know of any easy tricks for laying-out and attaching hinges to a small project like this. I need a good method to setting the hinges square and driving the screws so that the hinge stays square while I attach the hinge. If this is a stupid question, I am sorry. But these hinges are driving me crazy. Thanks.