Shop Skills Most Other Hinges Are Easier To Install Though No Other Hinge Has The Grace And Simplicity Of A Properly Installed Set Of Knife Hinges With A Bit Of Practice Knife Hinge Installation Isn T Nearly As Scary As You D Think
Shop skills most other hinges are easier to install though no other hinge has the grace and simplicity of a properly installed set of knife hinges with a bit of practice knife hinge installation isn t nearly as scary as you d think is article about Magazine bookmarked by matthew with ID 1475571125 was uploaded on 11-04-2019 and has been viewed 379,941 times.
Installing Straight Knife Hinges Photos by Rob Brown There are two main types of knife hinges; straight and offset.Straight knife hinges are usually used when the top and bottom project beyond the two gables, and when the door will overlay the gables.
Offset knife hinges are used when the front edge of the top, bottom and gables are all inline, and the door will be inset.The cabinet in this issue calls for straight knife hinges.Hand Tools vs.Power ToolsI have never even considered making knife hinge mortises with hand tools, but that doesn't mean it's impossible.
As long as you have a straight router bit the same diameter as the width of the hinge leaf, the final fit should be perfect with one pass.Even using a bit that is narrower than the hinge leaf and making two passes works out okay.
Depth of cut is also constant.If you use hand tools, there is a greater chance of breaking out an edge, as the mortises are typically quite close to the edge of a workpiece.This is especially true when creating the mortises on the doors.
The bottom line is that unless you're a wizard at sharpening and using...