Wall Cabinet #4: Hinge Mortises

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Blog entry by cheller posted 04-18-2007 04:02 AM 1020 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’m closing in on completing the construction of the wall cabinet. Progress this past week has been on the hinge mortises. I’ve got the mortises in the doors done, as well as two of the four in the case.

I’m cutting the mortises by hand – using a marking gauge to mark the depth and width and doing the rest with a chisel. It’s slow work – the door frames and case are maple, after all, but satisfying.

Here’s a picture of one of the mortises, with the hinge in place.

-- Chelle

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#1 posted 04-18-2007 04:02 PM

that’s pretty precise!! nicely done.

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#2 posted 04-18-2007 04:42 PM looks good.

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#3 posted 04-18-2007 05:22 PM

Just yesterday I worked a hinge into a case. It is very satisfying to go slow, take time and allow the wood to inform you as to what to do.

-- John

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#5 posted 04-19-2007 04:12 AM

Nice job!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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