Step 2: Drill The Cup Holes

drill holes for cups for hinges, installation of euro style cabinet hinges
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To drill the flat-bottomed hole for the cup, you'll need a 35-millimeter Forstner bit. Mark a depth line ½ inch up the side of the bit, position it on the center point, and bore into the door until you hit the line. Blow out the shavings and test-fit the cup to make sure the hinge flanges touch the door surface. Drill the remaining cup holes.
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    Tools List

    • pencil
      Pencil
    • 16-foot tape measure
      Tape measure
    • combination square
      Combination square
    • drill
      Drill/driver
    • Forstner bit
      35-millimeter Forstner bit
    • Rafter Square
      Rafter square
    • 7/64-inch self-centering bit
      7/64-inch self-centering bit
    • Phillips head bit
      Phillips-head bit
    • shims
      Shims
    • Pozidriv screwdriver
      Pozidriv screwdriver

    Shopping List

    1. Concealed hinges (usually two per door)

    2. Mounting plate (one per hinge)

    3. -inch #6 wood screws (five per hinge)