Start With The Door

Use marking gauges and a marking knife to make fine layout lines. Take all of your settings directly from the hinge for accuracy.

WIDTH

WIDTH

Set the first marking gauge for the width of the hinge. Set it about V32 in. short of the center-line of the hinge knuckle. The light pencil lines at the end of the mortise indicate where to stop the marking-gauge cut.

Use marking gauges and a marking knife to make fine layout lines. Take all of your settings directly from the hinge for accuracy.

DEPTH

Set a second marking gauge for the depth of the mortise. If the hinge leaves are tapered, set the gauge at their thickest point.

Set a second marking gauge for the depth of the mortise. If the hinge leaves are tapered, set the gauge at their thickest point.

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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