Video How To: Fast and Accurate Hinge Mortises
Put away your chisels and screw together a jig from scrap wood to rout the cleanest mortises ever.
In this Building Skills video, learn how to custom-make a simple jig from plywood and 1x to fit your particular router, bit, and hinges. The jig clamps to the door and to the jamb, and its zero-clearance construction practically eliminates tear-out from the router bit.
—Andy Engel, senior editor and author of Carpentry Complete by The Taunton Press.
For step-by-step instructions on creating hinge mortises, check out “Building Skills” in FHB #270.