I'm trying to hang a half door. I used some 'no chisel'
hinges. I planed the door and attached the hinges but
the door doesn't close all the way without pressure.
Am I trying to do something too hard for an newbie?
Do 'no chisel' hinges work? Do I need to cut the
door edge at a slight angle or put a beveled ship under
Also, I really liked using the electric hand planer but I
can't think of anything else to use it for to justify buying
one... Can you help me justify buying one. : -)
Of course! You need it to skinny down the door so it fits. Also to put a
slight bevel (maybe 3 degrees) on the vertical edge on the latch side. That
lets the door close easily but doesn't show a huge, wide gap when closed
that screams AMATEUR.
Re no mortise hinges, they work but - depending on door weight - aren't
exactly the best thing since sliced bread. You see, it is the mortises - in
both door and jamb - that support the door, not the screws. The screws are
mostly to keep the hinge wings in the mortise.
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I've hung a couple of doors , but just a couple.
Never used no-chisel hinges .. my dad loaned me his door hinge and jamb
template... makes routering the hinges to a door and jamb in perfect spots
with the top door gap set perfect ...... hinging doors/jambs perfectly
becomes simple and quick.
Door-knob side of the door gets an almost unnoticeable bevel so it will
swing the radius without rubbing, the hinge side is square cut.
: > I'm trying to hang a half door. I used some 'no chisel'
: > hinges. I planed the door and attached the hinges but
: > the door doesn't close all the way without pressure.
: > Am I trying to do something too hard for an newbie?
: > Do 'no chisel' hinges work? Do I need to cut the
: > door edge at a slight angle or put a beveled ship under
: > the hinges?
: > Also, I really liked using the electric hand planer but I
: > can't think of anything else to use it for to justify buying
: > one... Can you help me justify buying one. : -)
Sounds easy but putting this door up with 'no chisel'
hinges sounded easy too. I wonder if I can rent a
'door hinge and jamb template'. Are they expensive
to buy... can I get at Home Depot? And my router
sucks... : -) The way the door is, is starting to look
better all the time. : =)
It sounds like the door may be going into hinge bind. This is a
condition where the square cut edge of the hinge side is hitting
the jamb before the door is fully closed. There should be a 3*
bevel on both the hinge and strike sides. You can check for the
problem with a dollar bill. Close the door on a dollar, you
should be able to slide the dollar.
Keep the whole world singing . . . .
DanG (remove the sevens)
"formerly known as 'cat arranger'"
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