Chisel or notch out a small section of wood

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Old 06-27-16, 07:54 PM
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Chisel or notch out a small section of wood

Hello would anyone tell me how to notch out a small wooden section of about 7/8" x 1" x 1/16" depth ? I'm new to this and could use some points or any how to video for newbies.

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If you search for "Chiseling a hinge mortise" you will find many videos and articles that should be helpful. You didn't say it's for a hinge, but a shallow mortise is a shallow mortise.
 
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Hello CarbideTipped. Thanks for the reply. No it would not be a hinge but the chiseling will be done on the bottom edge of the door. I'll outline the section using a pencil and ruler or tape measure and then try to chisel it out.
 
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Curious as to what you are chiseling out of the bottom of a door. Remember, the grain of the bottom of a door is different than the stiles. Do you have access to a multimaster tool? It could make your life a lot easier. Fill us in on what you are doing.
 
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The Multimaster tool would be the tool of choice.
 
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When using a chisel it is usually beneficial to cut the perimeter of what you want to be removed. That can either be done with a utility knife or the sharp edge of the chisel. Cutting the edge helps to prevent splintering what you intend to leave.
 
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Using a Wood Chisel

Check out this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZrSX5P7XMg
 
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Hello Chandler. Sure I need to chisel out a section because for some reason the tiles which are below the bottom door surface are not leveled. So I need to chisel out a small section in order for the door to close. As others have given some helpful ideas on how to chisel the section I need removed.

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Old 06-29-16, 03:28 AM
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If you chisel out a part of the bottom of the door, it will no longer seal at the bottom. I would be more inclined to correct the tile than modifying the door. Of course you can post pictures of your problem and we may have more advice for you.
 
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Door

Is this an exterior or interior door?

Interior doors need a gap at the bottom for air circulation.
 
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Hello everyone. Wirepuller it's an interior bedroom hallow inside type door. I think Chandler is right if I go ahead and chisel out the bottom section area of the door it may cause the bottom surface to break apart or unseal as Chandler has described. I think I'll leave it the way it is for now and see if the ceramic tile can be repaired or modified. I'll post a photo of the door (if requested) showing the near bottom area where the tile and bottom door surface meet you will see how the clearance is so narrow and at times in the summer with humidity it starts to crease/rub against the tile right below this section of the bottom door edge.

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Pics could be helpful. It isn't uncommon to have to trim the bottom side of an interior door although this is normally done by cutting the same amount off of the entire bottom. With a hollow core door you are limited as to how much you can trim off and still have enough wood to support the door skin.
 
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It's possible to cut off a large portion beyond the bottom support rail and remove the skin on the cut section and re-install the solid piece back into the door bottom.
 
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I don't like reinstalling the bottom piece of wood - too much work I prefer to rip a 2x and insert it instead
 
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