Easy Strike Plate Mounting

Easy Strike Plate Mounting

By Tim Howell

When I had to install a
bunch of magnetic catches
recently, I came up with this
simple method to mark the
doors for the strike plate. It
requires no measuring and
the results are neat and clean.

Just insert the mounting
screw in the plate and attach
it to the magnet. Then press
the door firmly against the
screw, so the tip leaves a
mark.Drill a pilot hole centered
on this mark and then
fasten the plate.

This story originally appeared in American Woodworker January 2004, issue #105.



January 2004, issue #105


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