Two Ways To Remove The Waste

Chop it out with a chisel. Make a series of chopping cuts in one direction, then remove small chunks of wood by chopping in the other direction.

Or rout it out freehand. Set the bit depth to the thinnest part of the hinge and stay clear of the layout lines. For thin doors, you can clamp on an extra board to help support the router base.

Or rout it out freehand. Set the bit depth to the thinnest part of the hinge and stay clear of the layout lines. For thin doors, you can clamp on an extra board to help support the router base.

Whether by hand or by machine, the idea here is to clear out the bulk of the mortise before cutting to the layout lines.

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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