Cutting Hinge Mortises
Cutting hinge mortises is post about Hardware bookmarked by hugh with ID 1447670521 was uploaded on 29-01-2019 and has been viewed 279,126 times.
Periodically, I build Colonial-style kitchen cabinets with flush-mounted doors.One kitchen can have at least 20 or so doors with relatively small b*tt hinges mortised into the edge of each door.To cut the hinge mortises, I use a router and a simple jig made from scrap.
It consists of two arms spaced apart by a block the same thickness as the door frame.This spacer block also serves as a stop block in positioning the jig on the doors.I attach two 1/2-in.plywood fences to the top of the arms.
The distance between the fences determines the size of the hinge mortises.Calculate this distance by adding the base of the router plus the width of the hinge minus the width of the mortising bit.Secure the jig to the door with a spring clamp...