Hinge trouble

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    Ronald Kowalewski
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    Does anyone else end up bending the barrels on the hinges to remove the gap at the back of the box? My recesses were cut fine, i even angled a couple butt, i end up putting on block on the barrels and giving em a few hammer whacks and the gap disappears. Im using super cheap hinges, any reccomendations for better hinges that wont break the bank, or be the butt of woodworking jokes..

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    #315739
    Arthur Coates
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    You can make the mortise deeper than “flush” to compensate as well. Lee Valley has a good selection. I ended up going to multiple local hardware stores before I found ones I was happy with.

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