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jerryminer

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#1 posted 01-17-2018 05:40 AM

There may be a small gap even when the hinges are set flush. Look at the hinge itself —out of the door. When the hinge faces are parallel, is there a gap? that gap will exist between the parts when the hinge is installed flush. To eliminate the gap, set the hinge deeper.

I find it is easier to cut the mortise a little “extra” deep, and shim with cereal-box cardboard if needed—- easier than re-routing the mortise.

The weight of the door can also be a factor—requiring the top hinge to be set deeper than the bottom hinge.

Soss hinges are fussy. I mostly use Tectus adjustable hinges now.

edit: another thing that may be a factor: if the screws are not driven straight, the screw heads may be binding on each other.

-- Jerry, making sawdust professionally since 1976


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