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    25 cent hinge mortising jig for any hinge

    i suppose i could go buy one of the commercial jigs but this works pretty well for me and has for quite a few years. i make the same jig for whatever hinges i`m using fron small clock hinges to 5" institutional. just trace the hinge on some scrap baltic or mdf cut accurately, attach a register fence and use a top bearing bit to follow the pattern......simple is good ...tod

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    Woo Hoo

    Thanks Tod, I finally found a tool (not counting Frank's hole-jig) that I can afford!

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    tod,

    Simple IS good...and I like your jig...

    "How" do you cut accurately? Jig saw? Coping saw? Band saw? And do you find you need to sand to exact finished size, or is that level of detail not necessary?

    How do you attach your fence? Brads/Nails? Screws? Glue?

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    marty, i just cut in the middle of a pencil line on the bandsaw, then glue-n-shoot the fence on.......make sure the hinge fits the template before attaching the fence.....tod
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    Quote Originally Posted by tod evans View Post
    marty, i just cut in the middle of a pencil line on the bandsaw, then glue-n-shoot the fence on.......make sure the hinge fits the template before attaching the fence.....tod
    Simple it is!

    Thanks...
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    Well stuff a dead skunk up my nose.

    Even I can make and use that. Thanks Tod.
    Thanks, Mark.

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    Thanks Tod. I have been wanting to make some boxes using hinges and that whole aspect kind of keeps me from routing them. I am afraid of ruining the box

    Corey

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    And a couple of months ago I bought a PC hinge mortising jig to do a door. How dumb is that!!!! 25 cents would have done the job and would not have been so complicated---and more substantial.

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    Good simple solution...Thanks

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    Hi Tod,
    Very practical and just the thing I needed to see. It is simple , inexpensive and easy to make. Glad it's morning cause I have time to go put doors on something, Now let see.....where would a door look good? .
    That is the best, thanks Tod.
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