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Amateur here. I was wondering if anyone can direct me about how to drill (gouge?) a rectangular slot about 3 cm wide into the door frame about 3/4 inch wide of an oak wardrobe. A small steel latch bolt (2 cm) needs to slide in it.

Pics are coming in 30 min. Thanks in advance.
 

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If you have a mortise machine, you would use this to make a series of rectangular cuts.

Mortise machines use special square chisels with a centre rotating drill bit.

I am presuming you do not have a mortise machine, since if you did, you would not likely be asking the question.

I do not have a mortise machine either, so if I needed to make a slot, I would drill a series of holes and then cut out the walls to make this a rectangle with a hand chisel or relevant size to fit the opening.
 
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