Finish Prep, Hinge Mortises and Pre-Finishingguyswoodshop Jul 14, 2016
In this video, I start by hand planing all the surfaces with a smoothing plane. During this process, I notice a couple defects in the wood that need to be taken care of. First is a small dent in one of the side pieces.
I show how to take care of the using water and and an iron. Second is a small know that while still in the wood, is very loose. I then demonstrate how to stabilize the knot using epoxy and dye. Then show how to flatten the epoxy fill with a chisel and card scraper.
I further prepare the pieces by masking off surfaces that will be glued from the finish. Then it's on to applying several coats of shellac.
A SketchUp file for this project can be downloaded here: