Hinge Location Jig
Stick a large piece of double-faced tape to each installed index block. Now, hook one of the rail's stopblocks on the door's top edge, and press the rail onto the index blocks, as shown below. Keep the rail's back edge and the index blocks' back edges flush.
To make the jig usable on both right- and left-handed doors, align a second set of index blocks with the first, sandwiching the rail between them, as below. Carefully remove the rail and attached blocks from the door. Drive 1/2" wire brads from both sides to lock the squares in place.
Hooking one stopblock on each door's top edge, use the jig to locate the hinges on the rest of the doors. Drill the hinge screw pilot holes.
Once again, hook the jig's stopblock on a door's top edge. Mark and trim the rail to extend 1/16" beyond the door's bottom, as shown here. This extra 1/16" is the gap between the door and the carcase. Mark the jig's top end. Remove the stopblocks by cutting the rail just above the top index blocks, as shown.
Now the jig is ready to position the hinges in the carcase. Simply place the jig against the inside of the cabinet with the rail's marked end up, as shown at right. Clamp or use double-faced tape to hold the jig in place. The index blocks bracket the hinges, just as they did on the doors. Position the hinges between the index blocks, and drill the screw pilot holes.
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