The box with the mitre corners got an inset lid.
I round over the edges of the lid a little bit so that there is a lip for your fingers to grasp. Making a lid like this is simple and easy. First I trace the top of the box onto the board that from which I am going to make the lid. Then I head to my router table and using a straight bit and my fence I gradually cut away material until the lid fits into the box. Remember this only works if your box is square and the sides are all the same thickness.
The other box was the butt joint box and I made a hinged lid for it.
|the whole lid is a hinge. you can see the 1/8 inch brass rod that is the pivot point for the hinge. I drilled through the side and about 3/4 inch into the lid. When I drill these tops I clamp the lid in place and drill through the side and into the top all at once. |
For me a drill press is necessity to get the holes straight and true.