|Forum topic by Vrtigo1||posted 02-19-2011 05:37 AM||2837 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
02-19-2011 05:37 AM
I’m making some doors for a cabinet and am running into a problem I’ve run into before but never bothered to stop and look for a solution. I’m making raised panel doors and am using european style hinges. I bought a hinge kit from Woodcraft that came with a 35mm forstner bit as well as a plastic setup gauge that you use to mark the position for the hinges on the stiles.
The problem is that when I use the gauge to mark the position for the hinge holes, the hole overlaps the 1/4” deep dado that the door panel sits in by about 1/16”. So when I install the hinge, the round part of the hinge that is set into the stile is actually sticking into the dado. It’s not much, but it’s enough to cause problems when trying to install the door panel.
I’ve previously used a straight bit in my router table to nibble a bit of the door panel away so it’ll fit around the part of the hinge that’s sitting in the dado, but this is time consuming and it doesn’t seem like I should have to do it.
This is the jig that I’m using: http://www.woodcraft.com/Product/2004428/8374/DrillRite-35mm-Hinge-Jig-and-Bit.aspx?refcode=05INFROO&gdd=143958
I noticed that they’re using it with a solid door in the picture. Should I just assume that the jig wasn’t meant to be used with doors that have a panel? I can manually measure for the hinge location so the hole won’t intersect the dado, but wanted to make sure I’m not doing something wrong or overlooking something.