Rout Perfect Hinge Mortises
A simple jig guarantees headache-free installation
When building a hinged box, it can be tough to get the mortises right. Any misalignment in the top or bottom mortise can cause binding or a gap. This simple jig eliminates the worry, giving you hinge mortises that are the right size and aligned perfectly. Made from MDF, it uses a constant reference face to ensure accuracy. Each jig is sized to fit a particular hinge, but it’s easy, so you can make multiple ones.