On 5 Dec 2003 05:17:22 -0800, firstname.lastname@example.org (mike korenchuk)
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I just did 5 cabinets, 10 door total. This was my first time using these
hinges too. I'm not sure what your specific questions might be, so I'll
just tell you what I did.
First, search for the manufacturer of the hinge web site. Most will have
some literature available online, or else in the hinge package. The hinge I
chose had neither, so I had to wing it.
Most manufacturers also want to sell you a jig, so you might want to go that
route. But for doors in the quantity that a hobbiest would use, that seemed
expensive. So, I made my own. The hinges I can assure you are not all the
same from various sources, so you really need to have a hinge set in hand.
The only dimensions that seem universal is the setback from the cabinet face
to the hinge base. That will be 37mm, a Euro standard. The centers of the
hinge base screws will be 32mm. On the door side the screw setback and
spacing seems to vary, as does the setback for the 35mm mortise. The
mortises all seem to be 35mm, which will work just fine with a 1-3/8"
I made my jig out of a scrap of Lexan, with the hole pattern for the door
and carcase. I put a centerline on the jig. Then I marked centers of the
hinges on the doors and the carcase, just with a tape measure, and used the
jig to predrill the holes for the screws, and a starting point for the
forstner bit in the door. I did not make my jig with the big hole for the
forstner, just a small hole to center the bit when drilled later. The
centers of the hinges are not critical because of the adjustment feature of
the hinge bases.
BTW, all of this was for overlay doors on frameless carcases. Getting long
winded here, so if you have specific questions, just shoot.
Second BTW, Grizzly has half and full overlay, self-closing, Woodstock Euro
hinges for $1.98 a pair. The best price I could find and I was very
satisfied with the product.
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I suggest that you get the manufacturer's spec sheet for the specific
hinge. There are subtle differences and you must get it right. Then
make a jig both to bore the hinge cups and to bore the carcase for the
plates. Pay close attention to the back set from the edge in both
cases. Get a metric rule.
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