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Hi all,

I'm a keen DIY'er who has been woodworking since a child. Just bought 12 doors to hang and looking for the best methods of fitting locks and hinges; so, after buying Trend hinge and lock jigs a new router and chisels etc I'm looking for experienced guys to give me any tips they have in using these as I always used to do things by hand without a jig. All comments and tips welcome.
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Hello John, it's great to meet you and have you as a member of our community, welcome!

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Welcome to the forum John. Over here it isn't very often anymore that we buy doors that aren't already pre-drilled and pre-morticed. I've seen cheap plastic jigs for as little as $12 for the locksets. It was meant to be used with Forstner drill bits as I recall. I found a video on Youtube about the Trend jig, if it is the same one. Trend Lock Jig - YouTube

Here is a link to a popular jig here for mortising hinges but there isn't much involved in making your own. A 1/2" mortising bit is a good size for using on it. The Original Carey Template Hinge Mortising System - Lee Valley Tools

Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
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Welcome to the forum John.

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Hi all and thank you your responses. I certainly subscribe to the "Master Woodwork" theory of covering up your mistakes.
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