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Installing Hardware

Installing hardware on handmade furniture is like putting icing on a cake. It takes care and a steady hand to achieve good results, and the slightest slip-up shows. Here are a few things to consider: The Basics: • Be true to a style: Make sure the hardware
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  • Installing a Half-Mortise LockInstalling a Half-Mortise Lock

    by Philip C. Lowe

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    by Christian Becksvoort

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    by Vincent Laurence

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    by Gary Rogowski

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    by Jeff Greef

    Jeff Greef describes a way to mortise just about any kind of door or cabinet hardware using a few template fixtures and router. He does chisel the corners square, ...

  • Hanging a Cabinet DoorHanging a Cabinet Door

    by Roger Holmes

    You can hang a door with anything from interlocking clenched nails to plastic inserts, but Roger Holmes prefers solid, extruded brass butt hinges for their nice ...

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    by Larry Brusso

    Sam Bush, Larry Brusso, and Simon Watts share tips on installing hinges. Bush explains how to install them on jewelry boxes; one of his tips is to mark screw holes ...

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    by Ben Davies

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  • How to Make a Simple Jig for Offset Knife HingesVideo: How to Make a Simple Jig for Offset Knife Hinges

    with Matt Kenney

    Learn a hassle-free technique for perfect offset knife hinge mortises, every time

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    with Andrew Hunter

    Learn how to forge your own period-appropriate snipe hinges without any specialty tools

  • Mounting Knife Hinges in Curved DoorsVideo: Mounting Knife Hinges in Curved Doors

    with Matt Kenney

    Learn how to mortise and mount tricky knife hinges into a curved cabinet

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    with Michael Pekovich

    A router and three jigs are all that's required to fit lock-sets precisely

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    by Matt Kenney

    Learn how two simple jigs can make installing bed bolts a breeze

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