|Forum topic by ynathans||posted 01-27-2015 11:49 PM||880 views||1 time favorited||14 replies|
01-27-2015 11:49 PM
I made a set of raised panel doors for a cabinet and am getting ready to install my 1/2” overlay face frame concealed hinge opening (105 degrees) euro hinges.
I’ve never done it before and my research shows that you’ve got to be pretty precise when installing these or the doors wont open/close right. I’ve done quite a bit of searching but can’t find a good video that shows the process from beginning to end. This video is the closest thing I can find, but I’m not sure about a few things.
1. He shows the door with the holes drilled. I have a 35mm bit for that. I thought I saw somewhere to position the hole 2mm from the edge of the door? Is that right?
2. His method for aligning the center of the hole on the door with the corresponding bracket is to hold the door up to the frame and make a mark. Is that the best way? Seems like there would be a lot of room for error if you are not holding the door just right etc.
3. One of the videos mentioned a vix bit should be used to drill the holes for the hinges. Is that right? I think there are different vix bit numbers? Can someone tell me the right one to use for my hinges?
4. How do I make sure to get the holes drilled in the right spot for the hinges? There are measurements included in the instructions but it seems real easy to be off by a bit and then I’m sure it wont fit. Is there a jig or template I can get?
Finally, what is the recommended approach if, when I put the doors on and I am off by a bit and they rub. I know the hinges will let me dial back a little, but if I am still off? I dont have a large sander where you can sand the whole door edge at the same time, what is an alternative? Hand plane?
Any other advice to making sure the hinges are installed right is greatly appreciated.
Anyway, thanks for the help!