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Forum topic by bluestone posted 05-08-2010 02:13 PM 881 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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bluestone

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05-08-2010 02:13 PM

I recently purchased some decorative exterior door hinges. They are 4” in size and tapered from the outside to the knuckle. They will be installed on a 6/4 quartersawn white oak door. Any tips on routing the mortises?


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#1 posted 05-08-2010 03:04 PM

I would make a template and use a collar. That, or use the hinge as a pattern and scribe the outline. Rout close and chisel the rest.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#2 posted 05-08-2010 03:36 PM

rout to the shallowest dimension then chisel the rest

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