Mortice Lock Jig

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Old 06-06-12, 05:54 AM
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Mortice Lock Jig

Hello,

Is installing a mortice lock on a door without any drillings, without a mortice lock jig, difficult?

That is, is the jig useful generally?

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Old 06-07-12, 07:13 AM
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The jig is useful because it makes the job accurate. There are less chances to screw it up using a jig.
Do you need one? Not necessarily however if you are installing multiple mortise locks in one building, a jig will greatly improve the speed and time required to complete the job.
 
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Old 06-07-12, 07:17 AM
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Thanks for your reply.

Another question.

For doors that are not solid timber, how do you usually determine where the solid part is?

I know it's usually on the strike side, but how would I be 100% sure that there would be a solid bit before I drill to find out that it's hollow...

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knock on the door until you hear the hollow sound
 
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