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DMR

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1677 days ago

How can I install hinges for cabinet doors without an extra set of hands ? The doors aren’t huge, but they’re just heavy enough to make them awkward to handle. So far everything I’ve tried has failed! Any helpful hints would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks


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tomakazi

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#1 posted 1677 days ago

what kind of hinges? there are a lot of different ways for a lot of different hinges.

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DMR

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#2 posted 1677 days ago

They’re non mortise finial hinges. My plan thus far has been to attach the hinges to the door then mark the face frame stiles. I can’t hold the door in place long enough to accurately make a mark nevertheless screw the the hinge to the stile. Thought maybe someone had an idea for a jig that would act as an extra set of hands. On smaller cabinets I could lay them on their side or face, but that won’t work with this piece.

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#3 posted 1676 days ago

On overlay doors I clamp a 3/4” x 3/4” piece of wood about 16” long (longer as needed) flush with the bottom of the face frame lower rail with spring clamps. my bottom rails are always 1 1/2” so that would be for 3/4 overlay but you can change as needed.

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DMR

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#4 posted 1675 days ago

I got it done using some hand screws to help hold the door in place while I marked out the hinge location on the frame.
thanks for your help!
Donna

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John Gray

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#5 posted 1675 days ago

skeezics above has the great idea I will use it in the future.

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niki

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#6 posted 1675 days ago

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DMR

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#7 posted 1675 days ago

Wow! Thanks for the excellent tips. Love the story stick idea. I think I’ll give that a try next time
Niki that is basically what I ended up doing except that I used two hand screws. One like you have pictured and another one to help balance the door in the frame. Thanks again! Donna

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Rich99

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#8 posted 1659 days ago

i like the pictures… nice clamps, niki.

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niki

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#9 posted 1659 days ago

Thank you Rich99

You can see the “A to Z” (how to) here
http://lumberjocks.com/topics/1334

Wow, almost 2 years ago….

Regards
niki

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