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Forum topic by Don Tikander posted 03-21-2012 10:26 AM 1270 views 1 time favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Don Tikander

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03-21-2012 10:26 AM

Has anyone ever used a “Ticking Stick” to fit a door to an opening?

-- Wood glue residue doesn't take a stain well.


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stefang

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#1 posted 03-21-2012 11:36 AM

Are you thinking of a story stick or a shim?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 03-21-2012 11:45 AM

I saw a video once where a guy used a piece of construction paper and a small stick. He made several tick marks on the paper from the cabinet door opening. I think he laid the paper on one stile and made a little cut in the paper where it met the rail. I can’t remember the total procedure. It is a fool proof way to fit the door to the opening perfectly every time. I just cant seem to find that video anymore.

-- Wood glue residue doesn't take a stain well.

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#3 posted 03-21-2012 11:46 AM

I live in South Paris, Maine. You know what the next town over is? Norway, Maine. LOL.

-- Wood glue residue doesn't take a stain well.

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#4 posted 03-21-2012 02:34 PM

Yes. It works. You cut a piece of scrap or cardboard smaller
than the hole you want to scribe into, then make marks around
the perimeter with your scribe block or stick. Then you
have a pattern.

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#5 posted 03-21-2012 03:10 PM

Great. I actually found the video. PW Videos. That stands for Popular Woodworking Videos. It’s on page #6 of the videos.

-- Wood glue residue doesn't take a stain well.

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