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How to Install Butt Hinges

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installing butt hingesButt hinges were widely used for inset doors in early-20th-century furniture and built-ins. They are available in a variety of styles, types, and sizes to suit many different applications. In the English shops where I worked in the 1980s, we always used plain unswaged hinges; we knew them as solid-drawn brass butts. These have a fixed pin and are not adjustable (except by means of various old-timer tricks; I'll reveal […]The post How to Install Butt Hinges appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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Make a Marking Gauge for Curves

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If you work with curves, you need a marking gauge that can deal with curves. Me, I make chairs. So I need a gauge that can follow the curve of a seat so I can delineate the lines for the scooped-out saddle, the spindles and the gutter - a shallow and decorative channel on traditional chairs. I also need a gauge such as this for marking out the armbow and […]The post Make a Marking Gauge for Curves appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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