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Again, use the hinge itself to set the length of the mortise. Holding the hinge in place, cut tick marks into the corner of the door stile. Then carry those lines across the mortise with a square.

to head off these problems by using solid constaiction techniques and stable material to build square cases and doors.

Mind the gap—Every door needs as uniform a gap as possible around all four edges so that the door doesn't stick as it grows or shrinks during seasonal changes in humidity. A narrower gap looks better. Knowing how much of a gap to leave is a matter of

Again, use the hinge itself to set the length of the mortise. Holding the hinge in place, cut tick marks into the corner of the door stile. Then carry those lines across the mortise with a square.

experience and skill. I'm guided by a wide board hanging in my shop whose width I measure from time to time and mark on the board. In early May I leave a slightly wider gap to allow for the higher humidity in the coming months. Somewhere between Vi6 in. and V32 in. is about right.

Hinges vary in one way that usually isn't indicated in catalogs. If the two leaves do

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

There are a lot of things that either needs to be repaired, or put together when youre a homeowner. If youre a new homeowner, and have just gotten out of apartment style living, you might want to take this list with you to the hardware store. From remolding jobs to putting together furniture you can use these 5 power tools to get your stuff together. Dont forget too that youll need a few extra tools for other jobs around the house.

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