Monday, September 30, 2013

Some Kitchen Work

The kitchen cabinet doors are starting to arrive. There are various small issues with them that are being worked through but overall they look good.


The process of retrofitting new hinges onto old doors and making custom jambs continues. I fill the existing old hinge holes with a carved down shim and chisel off the exess. This allows me to mount the new hinge without the screws wanting to follow the old holes, which are a different pattern.

Gauge the door to hinge distance.
This ensures the jamb will be flush with the door when it's closed.

Transfer the distance to the jamb, square the hinge.

 Mark the hinge location and hole pattern.

Center punch and predrill screw holes.

Mount the hinge and carve the exact profile in the jamb.

 Route out the bulk of the material with the bit depth set to the hinge thickness.

Chisel out the remaining corners, remount hinges.

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