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Routing for round handle pulls
« on: September 10, 2019, 01:42 PM »
I made a nice discovery today. I have a four panel closet door to install. The door slabs come blank and require wheel installation and handle installation. I have to route out a spot for the handles to sink in. On my drive over I was thinking of all the options I had to make a circular jig for this.

I had an ephiphany in the driveway. The pulls are 2” across. My door boring kit has a 2 1/8 template for door handles. With a 1/8” offset bushing (is that even what it’s called?) the door jig provided a perfect template for this handles. A nice tight friction fit at that.

I’ll post additional pictures once the door is finished and crown moulding reinstalled.

Maybe this post may help someone in the future. Who knows.

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Re: Routing for round handle pulls
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2019, 09:47 PM »
Here are the finished doors. Worked perfectly

Offline Mario Turcot

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Re: Routing for round handle pulls
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2019, 12:01 AM »
Well done  [thumbs up] always nice when you come up with a perfect solution without having to dig deep in your pocket.

Offline kcufstoidi

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Re: Routing for round handle pulls
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2019, 09:14 AM »
Interesting solution. 2" forstner bit would be another alternative.