In this video, I’ll show you how to hinge the lid on the toolbox. This is a slightly different installation to what is done traditionally. Because with these hinges, we’re aiming to make the lid stop at 95 degrees, without the aid of any additional mechanisms.
This 15 part series will teach you the processes involved in making a beautiful toolbox; because it’s about time we made something for ourselves for once!
This course builds on the basic skills learnt in the Dovetail Box Series and the Cabinet Series by introducing more intermediate skills into the equation such as mitred dovetails, tongue and groove joints, and separating a lid after glue-up. You’ll also begin learning how to use routers and router tables in a safe and effective manner.
What’s more, this design is incredibly easy to adapt to different scales to suit different applications.
Get the FREE Plans for the Toolbox here: https://mattestlea.com/product/toolbox-plans/
Flushing and Separating the Lid
Installing the Locks
Click the images below to see supporting material helping you with this part of the project.
Watch this video before moving onto the next lesson! It’s crucial your hinges are up to scratch!
Want to learn how to install hinges cleanly and accurately? This video will show you how.
Hinging a door is slightly different to hinging a box lid. Watch this video to learn why.
Have you got the plans yet?
The Student Series
Want to see another beginner make this project before you? It’s a great way to scope out any mistakes before you make one yourself!
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