How to cut a mortise and place a hinge on a door
This example of how to cut a mortise and place a hinge shows how SketchList 3D allows you to replicate woodworking functions with a few mouse clicks.
Received the email from the user who wanted to know how one would put an hinge on to a door using SketchList 3. Sometimes the easiest way to answer question like that is to put together a quick video which is what I did. The mortise was set up the edge of the door as a rabbet – the cut of which was 1/4 inch deep 6 inches long and 1 1/2 inches wide. I had no actual specification for hinge or requirement so I just made some numbers up.
The process involves:
- selecting the stile that holds the hinge
- selecting the edge of the style where the mortise will be cut
- putting a joinery type of rabbet on that style
- sizing the rabbet to be large enough to hold the thickness with an depth of the hinge.
Once the rabbet is cut I create the hinge.
(Of course having created the hinge I could save it as a standard and use it in other projects. Simply click the standards button and an enter name.)
Creating the hinge involves:
- inserting new hardware container into the assembly,
- sizing that hardware to fit into the rabbet cut in the prior steps,
- filling the hardware with an “board” consisting of material that looks similar to the metal you will use for your hinge,
- and shaping drilling holes and contouring the edges of that hinge hardware to meet your visual requirements.
As the saying goes picture is worth 1000 words – or is a 10,000? In any case I put together the video to show you exactly how to accomplish all the work mentioned above.
As a bonus in this video I show how to present the door both closed and open – in this case 45° angle. I hope you enjoy the video. If you have any questions send me an email.