I am not a complete rookie but there is so much I do not know. I am trying to figure how to install small hinges on my project. It is a clock case. No problems on putting the hinges on the case side but how do I align the holes for attaching the hinges to the door?
You are using butt hinges that get mortised into both the case and the door, right? I usually lay out and cut the mortises in the case, then set the door in position, carefully shimmed for an even margin all around, then use a sharp knife to transfer the mortise locations from the case to the door. Vix bits can help to get the screw holes centered on the holes in the hinges.