DOORCLOSERS&HINGES • 67 Step 3 Step 3 Step 3 The result of the third step FLUSH HINGES Flush hinges do not require a recess to be cut. They are not as strong as butt hinges but can be used for light- weight doors and small box construction. Step 3, router will be set up on the required depth of the cut, the thickness of the leaf and the hole, and the hole is cut out. If you don’t have a router machine, holes can be made by chisel. ‘Universal hinges are suitable for both, right and left oriented doors, but hinges can be dismantled at any time by removing screws from the door frame’ Position the hinge template on the door frame. To prevent the template from moving, temporarily fix into place with tape. Make a mark on the part of the door to be cut out with a pencil. Cut the door finish with a construction knife, following the shape, which you marked before. This will help you to ensure that you have a neat edge of the hinge hole. Next, chisel out the remaining parts of the door, so that the hinge leaf fits. Step 4, the edges of the hinge hole are cut further with a straight chisel. This will look like the picture to the right. Step 5, check the hole by applying the hinge. It should fit comfortably without excessive force. BARREL HINGES Barrel hinges come in two parts. The threaded part of the hinge is screwed into a pre-drilled hole. They are easy to fit and can be dismantled. Step 4 Step 4 Step 5 CONCEALED HINGES Concealed hinges normally come in two sizes (25mm and 36mm). The hinge is adjustable once fitted and is designed with chipboard and mdf in mind. LOCKSMITHJOURNAL.CO.UK | MAY/JUN 2018 Sponsored by Insafe | Loksafe.co.uk | Insafe.com CONTINUOUS OR PIANO HINGES Continuous or piano hinges come in different lengths and can be bought in brass or steel. These are ideal where a long hinge is required such as a desk top or a cupboard door. Small countersink screws are normally used to fix it in place.