Roll Around Tool Cabinet #12: Sixteen Hinge Mortises Routed

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Blog entry by HappyHowie posted 02-11-2017 04:35 AM 1053 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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With the mortising jigs made, I clamped and routed the butt mortises on the doors.

Once the mortises were routed on the doors, I positioned the doors in the case opening taking into account the gaps I needed when all of the doors were shut. I had shims placed between the face frame and the bottom of the doors to measure these gaps. A few doors I have to hand plane to make the gaps even and the same. Once that was completed I marked the corresponding location of the hinges on the face frame with a pencil.

Special attention had to be given to the mortises where the 1 1/2 inch thick spacers were placed on the bottom righthand side of the case. This is where the drawer slides will be mounted for the full extension drawers. Since the spacers are proud of the face frame’s width, the mortising jig and the router bit was about 1/4 inch deeper.

-- --- Happy Howie

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