Step 1 Cut Mortises. You can cut hinge mortises by hand with a chisel. Hold the hinge in place and scribe around it with a utility knife. Mark the depth of the mortise on the edge of the jamb with your knife, using a combination square as a guide.
Score around the hinge outline with a utility knife to avoid irregular edges and chipping. Hold a chisel almost parallel to the edge and tap it into the wood with a hammer to remove a thin shaving. Continue doing this — tapping the chisel first one way, then the other, until the mortise is deep enough.
Hanging a door, for example, requires only a few hinges and screws. Try doing it. One solution is to rip out the door frame and install a prehung door, an.
. off the hinge knuckles. Leave the wall-side knuckles attached to the door jamb.. . Install your hinge knuckles, lock set and door knobs. Drill pilot holes for your .
Plan to install the door in stages rather than as one unit. You will need the door, side and head jambs, hinges, doorstops, a lockset and trim. You will need to .
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Installing Hinges On Door Jamb
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