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Forum topic by simzzy posted 10-02-2011 05:45 PM 723 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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10-02-2011 05:45 PM

I just recently started a new job with a homebuilder as a finishing carpentry. One of the biggest frustrations I have come across is having to alter striker and hinge mortises in door jambs. My frustration is with the corners of the mortises that have been machined round. Can someone tell me what sweep I would need on a chisel to match the curve on the mortises. I realize that one would need the dimensions of the router bit used on the mortises but I would think that this would be fairly standardized across the board. I’m sure I’m not the only one that has attempted the straight chisel in the round hole technique. Thanks.

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#1 posted 10-02-2011 06:25 PM

Get one of these. Makes the job a piece of cake.

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