So I got this goofy idea to make my wife a hinged wooden compact mirror. It turned out to be quite a challenge for me. After a couple of false starts in trying to come up with a workable approach, and a broken attempt after figuring out an approach, I should have thrown in the towel. Being somewhat dense, I persisted and finally made a crude but workable compact. I think I can do much better with practice but am not sure it's worth the effort.