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Project by TwistedRedneck posted 2039 days ago 3871 views 10 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Been putting off a project to install a new front door and I just got two new interior doors for my sons room and my room so now I guess I need to get on it. One of the things that was holding me back was that I needed to figure out an easy way to attach the hinges so I finally made this hinge jig. It use’s a router to route out the area for the hinge. works pretty good and I can also use it for other sized hinges that are smaller and larger.

I do not have a trim bit with the bearing on the shank so I used an insert and had to adjust the jig accordingly and as you can see on my test run, the hinges fit perfectly.

This was made from 1/2” plywood as the base and 3/4” MDF for everything else. It took two days to make and that is just because I wanted the glue to set. Could have been done in a day otherwise.

-- Nails are better wood fasteners than screws, if both are applied using a hammer.





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lew

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#1 posted 2039 days ago

Great looking jig!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Dusty56

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#2 posted 2039 days ago

Looks like a great jig…can you also use it to make the jamb mortise ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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TwistedRedneck

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#3 posted 2038 days ago

If you add a spacer under the frame you could clear the lip on the jamb and yes it would work. I did not do that since I am replacing the hinges and door on an existing setup.

-- Nails are better wood fasteners than screws, if both are applied using a hammer.

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Dusty56

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#4 posted 2037 days ago

Excellent …thank you : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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croquetman

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#5 posted 1894 days ago

I thought at first that you have to lift the door onto the table to use the jig. Now I see the jig sits to the side of the router table. Nice.

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Chris Cunanan

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#6 posted 1578 days ago

personally i just freehand then chisel the rest, but i must admit this seems much more worry free….thanks for posting

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