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flush mount cabinet hinge drill jig #1: What is the best drill jig for doors & styles for kitchen cabinets?

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After many years of building my caibnets…which are now all done, I need a drill jig to attach the hinges to both the doors and styles of each cabinet. I want the best jig recommended. Any afterhthoughts would be greatly appreciated.
I made the carcasses out of 3/4 plywood, and the face frames and doors are rock maple, with sprayed poly satin 3 coats, with a final wax with 4/0 steel wool rub down. They came out perfect, and I’ll post during the installation.
Thanks to all my LJ friends for you continuous support over the years!!

Paul

-- Paul, Bristol,Rhode Island



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sandhill

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#1 posted 1059 days ago

Blum makes a jig if your using there hardware otherwise Craig makes one as well,

-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill http://www.sandhillwoodworks.com/

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HarleySoftailDeuce

273 posts in 2006 days


#2 posted 1059 days ago

Thanks Sandy,
Recently, I had a small accident. I sheared off the left middle knuckle of my right hand. I had hand surgery and now I’m doing ok. THe only loss is my music; i used to play the classical guitar…..and now that is not possible.

Paul

-- Paul, Bristol,Rhode Island

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cabmaker

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#3 posted 1059 days ago

What are you using ? 32 mm

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HarleySoftailDeuce

273 posts in 2006 days


#4 posted 1059 days ago

I’m not sure of the metric. The std. overlay is 3/8” .

-- Paul, Bristol,Rhode Island

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cabmaker

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#5 posted 1059 days ago

Paul, what I was asking is basicallly what type hinge are you using ? 32 mm indicates the cup size of the most commonly used euro. concealed type hinge. Many types of hinges out there. Hard to recomend a jig without more inf. If you are using euro hinges and do not have a boring machine, a drill press would be best. Can you offer a bit more description ?

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jumbojack

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#6 posted 1059 days ago

Are you using these:
http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=26591&filter=hinge%20kitchen
If so message me. I just finished a job with them. No jig needed. Piece of cake.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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Lenny

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#7 posted 1059 days ago

Paul, I have a 35mm Hinge Installation Marking Jig & Bit that you are welcome to borrow if it fits the bill. I can’t recall if you are using european cup-style hinges. If so, this will work for a 35mm cup. Again, from the sample I saw, the cabinets look great!

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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casual1carpenter

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#8 posted 1058 days ago

Paul, Did you look at “Sommerfeld’s Hinge Boring Jig”. I bought one based on pricing and my amount of usage. Have only used it on one project so far, and I’m not an accomplished reviewer, but it worked for me.
Perhaps someone else had used one and would be a better judge. I have a mortiser but not a drill press. Anyway, I hope your doors are coming along as nice as the corner cabinet pic you posted. bill

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