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Add a short arm out to avoid rocking (scrap steel). The short arm has to align with a joist, as well, or it will rock and break out the ceiling. Make the pivot point with a 3/4 inch brass flange bearing inserted into a 1 inch hole in the 2x2 box. o Floor anchor Make a floor anchor in the same way. It can be much smaller than the ceiling anchor if it will be bolted to a concrete floor. o Position and place the top anchor, base anchor, and frame. Attach the top anchor loosely letting it rock, slip in the frame and bottom anchor on pin (with 2 washers on pin above bearing), then slide the whole set into place.

Use a chisel to make shallow recesses, called mortises, in the door, within the pencil marks. Strip away the surplus wood and trim the recess until the hinge is flush with the wood. Be conservative; if you chisel out too much, it will be very hard to fix. 8. Drill pilot holes. With each hinge flap in its mortise, mark the screw positions with a pencil. Remove the hinges and use a drill bit that is slightly narrower than your screws to drill pilot holes where they are marked by the pencil. To center the pilot holes perfectly, use a special bit called a vix bit, available at any hardware store or home center.

Measure and mark 15 cm (6 inches) from the top and bottom of the door. This mark represents the bottom of the hinge at the bottom of the door, and the top of the hinge at the top. o Open a hinge and place it on the door in line with the mark you have just made. Draw around it with a pencil. Repeat this for the other hinge. o 7. Cut hinge recesses (mortises). Use a chisel to make shallow recesses, called mortises, in the door, within the pencil marks. Strip away the surplus wood and trim the recess until the hinge is flush with the wood.

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