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  • How to Hang Inset Doors

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, March 2, 2012
    How to Hang Inset Doors Install butt hinges perfectly and establish consistent, slender margins. By Tim Johnson Purchase the complete version of this woodworking technique story from AWBookstore.com . Nothing signals skillful craftsmanship like an inset...
  • AW Extra 1/24/13 - How to Hang Inset Doors

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, August 13, 2012
    How to Hang Inset Doors Install butt hinges perfectly and establish consistent, slender margins. By Tim Johnson Nothing signals skillful craftsmanship like an inset door with elegant hinges and eye-pleasing margins. This challenging job leaves no room...
  • AW Extra 7/25/13 - How to Install Butt Hinges

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, June 3, 2013
    How to Install Butt Hinges For this work, hand tools are better than power tools. By Lonnie Bird Fitting butt hinges is exacting work. For precision, you might think that power tools are the way to go, but I always turn to a small set of hand tools to...
  • AW Extra 8/8/13 - How to Install Knife Hinges

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, June 3, 2013
    How to Install Knife Hinges They’re a sure sign of good craftsmanship, but are almost invisible. By Brad Holden Small and discreet, knife hinges lend a tidy, refined look to your project. They’re ideal for a small cabinet if you want the hinge...
  • AW Extra 10/31/13 - European Hinges

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, October 29, 2013
    European Hinges German engineering results in a clean look, simple and predictable installation and three-way adjustability. By Jim Grandbois Once I discovered the simplicity of hanging doors with European hinges, I was hooked.Unlike butt hinges,European...
  • Lock Miters

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, February 5, 2014
    Lock Miters This simple set-up process guarantees perfect joints! By George Vondriska Lock miters are strong, attractive joints that make assembly easy. So why the heck don’t we use lock miters more? I think it’s because they can be a pain...
  • Installing Knife Hinges

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, June 20, 2014
    How to Install Knife Hinges They’re a sure sign of good craftsmanship, but are almost invisible. By Brad Holden Small and discreet, knife hinges lend a tidy, refined look to your project. They’re ideal for a small cabinet if you want the hinge...