door and post hinge jig on new yankie workshop

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Forum topic by sturgeonboy posted 10-21-2010 09:49 PM 3738 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-21-2010 09:49 PM

ive just watched the latest edition of the new yankie workshop here in the uk where Norm was making and fitting a new front door he was using a router jig that he clamped to the door so all 3 hinges could be routered out 1 after another. then he stood the jig up against the post and with a couple of locating pins hammered into the post he routered the mating surface does anyone know where i can buy that jig it would save a hell of a lot of effort especially on the post which by hand takes a while

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#1 posted 10-21-2010 11:16 PM

I don’t know what brand Norm uses but Stanley use to make one and Bosch makes one available on amazon. They are indeed very nice to use. You can also make your own out of 1/2” plywood that works well also. If you would like i will detail how to make from ply.

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#2 posted 10-22-2010 04:23 PM

Those jigs are EXPENSIVE, especially if you only have a couple of doors to do. I’m sure they are economical for finish carpenters. I would take Lynn up on his gracious offer and go for the ply. I’m certain the accuracy will be right on par with the expensive one.
Good luck, BTKS

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#3 posted 10-22-2010 06:04 PM

cheers for the offer lynn but im going to try and get the real jig the furniture manufacturer i work for mass produces doors of all shapes and sizes aswell as furniture so quite often im out fitting lots of doors at a time i already have some jigs i made my self for doing the doors but have never seen anything that comprehensively does the post as well i bought the Festool saw and plates for cutting the doors to size ,i dont know how i managed before to be honest

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#4 posted 10-22-2010 09:54 PM

You might try I have couple of their router jigs that work well. Rand

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#5 posted 10-23-2010 08:15 AM

Sturgeonboy, do you have the option of routing out for the hinge plates before the jamb is assembled? If so, there is a jig I used to use when I was prehanging doors at a cabinet shop that clamps to the door and one jamb leg at the same time. It’s a pretty fool-proof way of being consistently precise. I’ve looked into the bosch jig and it looks like it would be nice for working in the field but prehanging is much more efficient. Of course, the templates will cost you about twice as much as the bosch. I can’t remember the brand but I can check it out tomorrow.


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#6 posted 10-23-2010 10:31 AM

I have a porter cable hinge set i think i got off ebay for about 220 bucks. And a porter cable door plane for about 250. Both are great quality tools and big time savers if you plan to hang more than one or two custom built doors.

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#7 posted 10-23-2010 10:33 AM

Tren does them.
In a wet n windy Scotland (normally Sunny Liquid Sunshine)

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#8 posted 10-23-2010 11:10 AM

cheers for the replies guys Colin the doors the i go out and fit are usually direct replacements so the jambs are already in place, if its a new door set its normally machined in the shop beforehand so fitting is easy .
alba i had a look at the trend one and wasnt very impressed by the layout of it also i had a look on the templaco site but the full length jig seems to have the hinges in fixed positions which doesnt allow for moving them without moving the jig keep the sugestions coming please i’ll find the perfect one eventually

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