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Modern doors knobs in place of old mortise style.

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  • #643956

    TopNotch
    Pro
    elmwood park, NJ

    I have a customer that has asked me to replace the old style with new style handsets.

    I’m trying to figure out what the best way of going about it is. I don’t know if I should create a jig and Lee mortise the existing hole to accommodate a specific size piece of wood that I can glue inside.

    Any ideas or suggestions I haven’t done it before although I know what needs to be done and I need to figure out how much time I would need to invest per door in order to input an estimate.

    Working Pro since 1993

    Tom M

    #643960

    kurt@welkerhomes.com
    Pro
    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota

    If the mortises are not consistent, I think I would go with the jig and cut them so they would accept a consistent block of wood. Bit I would say that depends on how many you have. If it is just a couple, fit them individually, if it is a lot go with the jig.

    #643965

    Sorpa
    Pro
    Pierrefonds, Qc

    Pictures of the old mortise and new lock/handset would help a lot.

    #643981

    TopNotch
    Pro
    elmwood park, NJ

    I thinking they were all hand chiseled so if I plunge routed a consistent hole then I could plug it with an appropriate piece.
    I could rip the thickness and round over the edges to match the plunge radius.

    Glue it like a tenon and pin nail it.

    Working Pro since 1993

    Tom M

    #643983

    Sprokitz
    Pro
    Easton, Pa

    I’ve only ever did one door so I just did a hand fit. Made the filler piece a snug fit, glued it up and tapped it into place. The one I did appeared to be drilled with a series of holes so I had sone chisel work to do to clean that up. It may go alot faster with the router

    #644013

    TopNotch
    Pro
    elmwood park, NJ

    I suppose the question is can you plunge deep enough to completely fill the void.
    Of I may be over killing it. Some epoxy and a loose plug would also work.

    Working Pro since 1993

    Tom M

    #644020

    Im sorry bought Im not understanding what your mortiseing the rail of the door frame . I think it’s me not understanding lol

    Always willing to learn .

    #644029

    TopNotch
    Pro
    elmwood park, NJ

    This kind of job.

    Working Pro since 1993

    Tom M

    #644163

    Now I see thanks for the clarification with the linked video . I totally understand what your talking about now .

    Always willing to learn .

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