Period Accurate Joinery Three Ways To Cut Rabbet Joints
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While rabbet joints are used commonly to attach case fronts and backs in period work, they show up in other places too.In pieces from the 17th century and earlier, such as the Mannerist dresser shown above, drawer fronts often are rabbeted and the drawer sides simply nailed into that rabbet.
Later, in the early 18th century, drawer sides were rabbeted to hold the drawer bottoms.The bottoms are typically nailed or glued into the rabbets and then covered by a thin piece of wood called a drawer slip, which provides a long-lasting surface for the drawer to run on.
Rabbets can be produced in several different ways, but all methods start by laying them out with the marking gauge and ruler.Proper layout for a rabbet joint.To help prevent errors, I like to mark the wood to be removed.
How you remove the wood from there is dependent on your tool kit, your skill and your preferences.You can chisel to your lines.A rabbet can be cut quickly and efficiently with a chisel.Keep both hands behind the cutting edge or you run the risk of having a very bad day.
You can also use the rabbet plane to cut to the...