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Discussion in 'Wood / Woodwork / Carpentry' started by kaseryn, 19 Nov 2018.

  1. kaseryn

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    What is best/most common practice for accommodating new hinges and strike plates when existing rebates might be larger/deeper than required? I've seen the hinges packed out with screws under the hinge before but it didn't look very tidy. Would you inlay larger pieces of timber for hinges and strike plates.. or something else?
     
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    You can buy plastic shims but thin card works as well.

    Blup
     
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    kaseryn, good evening.

    I used to use hard cardboard and at times used hardboard, trick was that the cut that was visible had to be clean on the hinges

    More problematic at the striking plates? They tend to be more in your line of sight.

    Ken
     
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    I fill the existing a cut new , if you want a tidy finish,
     
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    Likewise. A neatly fitted "Dutchman" is almost invisible when properly executed and well painted
     
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    there are intumescent pads made for that purpose (and mostly used on fire doors)
     
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    Thanks for the replies ppl. Foxhole.. what do you fill with, and JobAndKnock.. what's a Dutchman, apart from the obvious i mean? :)
     
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    A "Dutchman" is a solid wood repair piece used to repair a recess which is no longer required. It is cut a bit thicker (a few millimetres) than the depth of the recess and slightly larger. This is used as a template to mark out (very sharp knife) then slightly enlarge the recess with a sharp chisel (giving a nice clean joint). Excess timber is then planed off with a block plane. Done properly very little, if any, filler will be required. As to where the name came from, I have no idea, but it was common where I learned my trade. Possibly American in origin
     
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    Two part wood filler.
     
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    Thanks again. I'll prob go the inlay route for a tidy finish.
     
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