Hand Tool B*Tt Hinge Installation
Hand tool b*tt hinge installation is article about Techniques bookmarked by roger with ID 12096466014 was uploaded on 01-02-2019 and has been viewed 97,404 times.
Below is a sidebar from my 'Medicine Cabinet' article, from the June 2016 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine - how to install b*tt hinges using hand tools (and there are, of course, other techniques…but this is how I do it).
— Megan Fitzpatrick 1.Locate.Hinges are typically installed in this type of build with the leaves registering off the door rails.So I use a combination square to line things up.I always start with the door, not the case.
2.Mark.Hold the hinge firmly in place with your off hand, and use a marking knife to score around the edges.A series of light cuts will be more effective than one deep cut.Now set a cutting gauge to the exact thickness of the leaf and mark the mortise depth.
(I've penciled in the lines here for ease of viewing.) 3.Chop.Make a series of cuts in the waste with a chisel, and use the tool to deepen the edges you marked with your knife (bevel facing into the waste, of course).
4.Clean.Drop the router plane blade in the baseline then tighten it.A few passes with the plane will lift out the waste and smooth the bottom of...